By Keith McGonigle.
QB/Athlete Robert Smith was one of many recruits on hand to see the Tigers take on Miami last weekend. The 2011 verbal commit thought the Tigers should have got the W.
“The score didn’t dictate how the game went. The defense was doing really well, and created a bunch of turnovers. I think they would have won if it weren’t for the offensive turnovers in their own territory,” said Smith.
The Woodland High School QB has led his team to 5 straight victories, and his knee injury from last year has not affected him at all. On the season Smith has 545 yards passing with 12 touchdowns and only one interception passing. He has also rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns.
“I’m doing great right now, my knee has not been a problem all year. I am putting up a lot of numbers in a lot of categories and I think I am opening some eyes,” said Smith.
The 6’0” 207 lbs athlete says he is willing to play any position at Clemson.
“I have played quarterback all my life, but I don’t think it will take very long for me to adapt to a new position,” said Smith.
Robert says that he has recently run a 4.57 in the 40 yard dash.
With his recent success, have other schools come calling?
“Georgia Tech was really interested early and wanted me to play QB, but a lot of schools have backed off because I’ve been committed to Clemson for so long. I heard that 83% of recruits that commit to a school stay with their first commitment,” replied Smith.
Robert is a great all around athlete he also plays point guard for his basketball team and baseball.
“I am a pretty good baseball player, my coach told me if I ever had a chance to just work on baseball he thinks I could have been drafted because of my athleticism and upside,” said Smith.
Maybe Coach Leggett should also take a look at Robert.