Smith is the Ultimate Teammate
Jaylon Smith
Jaylon Smith
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Apr 25, 2012
Bob Lichtenfels

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. -- caught up with five-star outside linebacker Jaylon Smith at the NLA Eastern Regional 7on7 event last weekend. This is the same event that Smith participated in last year hoping to show he belonged. This time he was the marquee player.

Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers five-star outside linebacker Jaylon Smith is a rare breed. After speaking with him on Sunday, I merely walked away thinking to myself, "Wow, what a great kid!"

Smith has the body of an NFL linebacker, but deep down he is still just a humble, young teenager that loves to compete. He also knows that schools from across the country are tripping over themselves to see him, so he uses that to help his teammates in high school, as well as his AWP 7on7 teammates.

The unassuming star, knows that his presence at these types of events is a draw for media and recruiting folks from multiple websites. That in turn helps other players get noticed.

Much of the discussion about Smith and college always seems to center on Notre Dame and Ohio State, but he is keeping his options open. He always makes sure that he mentions other in-state schools such as Indiana and Purdue.

Here is a video interview with the well-spoken, All-American linebacker.

Lichtenfels is in his 8th year with and has developed into one of the most respected scouts in the business.
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