The best shot for Kentucky to win football games this season is to have Maxwell Smith under center. Period. He’s the best option for the team to get off to a good start and, at this point, Coach Phillips needs express more confidence in the guy. One interesting note at Media Day was Max Smith’s praise of the true freshman wide receiver, DeMarcus Smith. Smith, a three-star recruit (Rivals) from Georgia, could be an added playmaker for the Cats this season and Max Smith wants to take him under his wing early. The teammates will be rooming together in training camp in hopes of forming a bond, both on and off the football field. In high school, Smith was a football, basketball, and track star. He scored ten touchdowns his senior year and posted a 24 yards per catch average as junior.
Even if Sweat isn’t quite ready to produce, Max Smith has a lot more weapons at his disposal going into this year. Wide receivers DeMarco Robinson and a now healthy Daryl Collins are guys that can quickly change those offensive woes. Even the tight ends look ready to produce in abundance. Smith, like Robinson and Collins, has explosive kick and punt return ability. For a team that had absolutely no return game last season, the depth chart is now stacked with guys that can have a positive effect on special teams.
Here’s a video of Sweat abusing opposing defenses in high school: