Randy Shannon at the University of Florida Orange and Blue Debut. / Gators Country photo by David Bowie Nick Smith
School: Dr. Phillips
Rivals Ranking: 3-star
Recruited by: Randy Shannon
Notable: Smith was committed to North Carolina State for six months. After the Gators offered in December Smith and his family began seriously considering the option of staying closer to home. Smith helped Dr. Phillips reach the state title game by racking up 96 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles a fumble recovery and interception.
Quotable: “Coach McElwain said that football doesn’t last forever and that the Gator family is strong outside of football. He also wants me to just come in and work so I can get in the scheme of things ASAP.”