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Za’Darius Smith named one of the top JUCO players in the SEC

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Guess which one is Za’Darius

This season may be rough for Kentucky football, but one of the bright spots on the defense is bound to be Za’Darius “Manbeast” Smith. Smith looks every bit the SEC specimen, turning heads at the spring game for his size and skill. ESPN agrees, naming Smith one of their five JUCOs to watch in the SEC:

Za’Darius Smith, DE, Kentucky: New coach Mark Stoops has a very good foundation to work with along his defensive line, and adding Smith to the rotation makes that unit even stronger. He was a monster in the weight room before spring practice and was just as good once he got out on the field. He should help enhance what looks to already be a pretty solid pass rush for the Wildcats this fall.

And that’s just a preview of what’s to come in 2014.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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4 Comments for Za’Darius Smith named one of the top JUCO players in the SEC



  1. cooter92
    4:12 pm June 13, 2013 Permalink

    Have we heard the “BOOM” yet?



  2. gobgblu37
    4:14 pm June 13, 2013 Permalink

    Hopefully the Z man and Bud are as good as we hope, if not any decent Qb and receivers are going to light us up.



  3. Buckdroppings
    4:37 pm June 13, 2013 Permalink

    Going to be a tough season but one full of hope and energy for 2014. Players like Za’Darius is what will keep this season fun.



  4. Eat dirt
    5:18 pm June 13, 2013 Permalink

    Za’darius meet teddy, teddy meet dirt.