- Will Smith
- United States
- Utica, NY
- High School
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 2000, 2001
Major: Undeclared (2001)
Weight: 250 (2001), 230 (2000)
2001 Media Guide: Will Smith is a sensational young football player and a future All-America candidate … expected to start at defensive right end … has the size and speed and is a terrific pass rusher … was the backup to senior Brent Johnson last year as a true freshman … grabbed everyone’s attention in freshman camp with his stellar play and just kept turning heads as the year went on … selected at the end of the season as the Outstanding First Year Defensive Player by the OSU coaching staff … wound up his rookie year with 12 tackles, including five for losses and three sacks … the top tackler among the freshmen … continued to play well in the spring.
2000 Season: Played in all 12 games for a total of 99 minutes, easily tops among the freshmen … three tackles at Wisconsin was his top game statistically.
High School: USA Today honorable mention All-American … No. 1 defensive line prospect in the East and No. 7 in the nation by SuperPrep … No. 7 defensive line prospect in the nation by Rivals100.com … ranked as the 30th best prospect in the East by Tom Lemmings’ Prep Football Report … finished his senior year with 65 tackles, 20 tackles-for-loss, 13 sacks and three forced fumbles in just seven games … also caught 18 passes as a tight end … second team all-state as a junior … totaled 111 tackles, 29 tackles-for-loss, 16 sacks and six blocked kicks as a junior.
Personal: The son of William and Lisa Smith … his mother is deceased … wants to be an FBI agent after he graduates … born Jul. 4, 1981.
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