No offensive lineman has been the nation's No. 1 recruit since Seantrel Henderson from the Class of 2010.
In the class of 2014,
certainly has a chance.
The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Smith has remarkable athletic gifts for his size: world-class strength, great flexibility and a tenacity that is crucial to success at his position. In short, he has the look of an NFL tackle as a high school junior.
While it should be an unusually strong year for talent in the state of Kansas, the state with the most stunning haul of 2014 recruits early on appears to be Virginia.
Three players - Da'Shawn Hand
, Andrew Brown
and Quin Blanding
- have the talent to compete for the top spot.
Another player in the discussion is reigning U.S. Air Force National Sophomore of the Year Jabrill Peppers
, a dynamic two-way star for Paramus Catholic (N.J.)
who likely projects as a cornerback in college.
Class of 2014 Top 100 Watch List