Smith Looking for National Championship

Smith Looking for National Championship


Smith Looking for National Championship


Clemson verbal commitment Robert Smith is pleased with what he has seen this summer from his 7-on-7 teammates.

“It has been good. We had a lot of new players this year. We have a lot of young players that are coming along real well. The receivers look as good as the receivers I had in previous years, they are just not as experienced. We have a lot of rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders,” said Smith.

The senior quarterback has worked hard to help the younger players on his team.

“When I was recovering from my knee injury I went out and threw with some of the young guys. A lot of them looked up to me and asked me what they could do to improve their game. We even went outside when it was cold this winter and worked with them to help them out,” said Smith.

The Woodland standout has fully recovered from his injury.

“I have been going to Velocity Sports every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday to workout for two hours. I have been working with an elite class with some college players. I finished my rehab in May. Everything is good. I feel close to 100 percent now. I won’t know for sure if I am back to 100 percent until I hit the field. I have a full range of motion. I am jumping well and my speed is back, maybe even a little better,” said Smith.

Robert keeps in touch with the Clemson coaches and plans to enroll in January.

“I talked with the coaches a couple of weeks ago. I tried to call coach Brooks yesterday, but didn’t get him. They let me know they are ready for me to come up to Clemson. We talk about my early enrollment,” said Smith.

“I heard we got Cortez the other day. I am real excited about the class. What a great time for all of the players to come in with our class. I am real happy. I have always won ever since I was little. We are going to have a chance to get a national championship. My dream is to run down the hill and win a national championship,” said Smith.

Practice is just two weeks away.

“We start on July 30. Our first game is against Fort Dorchester,” said Smith.



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