COMMIT ALERT: Smith Makes It Official

February 23, 2019
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Ahoskie (NC) Hertford County defensive tackle Jaylen Smith just verbally committed to NC State after attending the Wolfpack’s Junior Day.

He confirmed the commitment with Inside Pack Sports.

As a junior Smith tallied 20 tackles, three tackles for loss, and an interception in an injury-shortened season. For fans unfamiliar, Smith gave Inside Pack Sports a scouting report on where he thinks his game is right now.

“I think I’m good getting into the backfield and I love to bull rush,” Smith said. “I know I still need to work on my hands and improve my feet. I know that’s not up to par with where I want to be.”

The Pack wasted no time making Smith a major priority for the class of 2020, and he is impressed with the Wolfpack.

“It feel like home at State when I go up there. They’ve had success with their defensive linemen. I like the surroundings and the environment at State. Coach Patrick is the coach recruiting me. I like that he’s chill and the way that we talk to each other.”

Smith is NC State’s third commitment in the 2020 class and the Wolfpack’s first defensive verbal.  The 6-foot-3, 275-pounder projects to be a defensive tackle on the next level.

Inside Pack Sports will have more from Smith on his decision in the near future so stay tuned!

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