OK, so, during the dragging, sweaty, uncomfortable months of summer, we flippantly mentioned that we would be profiling every player on the team. It will only be fun and worthwhile, we decided, if we were both informative AND funny. Well, it would be really fun if we were drunk the entire time, but that’s neither here nor there. Thus, for these ten weeks leading up to the UL game, we will have at least one profile a day. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed the idea of doing them, but not the actual task. Oh, and we see the egregious “that’s what she said” in the headline.
We’d also like to use this italicized space to apologize to the families of the players whose last names end in ‘A’ or ‘B’ because these early ones might suck a little.
Boring, Obligatory Vitals
Hometown–Dunnellon, FL (Dunnellon)
Unfair comparison to NFL-er: Born in the Virgin Islands, Smith compares favorably to fellow home-lander Raja Bell—for no good reason that I can think of…defense, I guess. Perhaps Smith will, like Bell, become a defensive stopper…or at least punch Kobe Bryant.
Most interesting fact from his media guide bio: Competed in track as well as football while in high school.
Something we made up about him: Played Tim Duncan one-on-one in basketball. He lost 12-0. He didn’t even get a shot off.
Items of legitimate interest: Played wide receiver and corner in college, but moved to safety due to the log-jam at his previous position. Electric speed and could be a contributor on offense or defense. Chose UK over Stanford, UCF, FAU, and MTSU.
Outlook for 2008, based on light research by our minions: May see time this season in the defensive backfield, as well as a kick returner.