Prospect: Chase Smith
Projected Position: Wide Receiver/Outside Linebacker
Status: SI All-American Candidate
Vitals: 6-foot-3, 185 pounds
Position: Wide Receiver/Linebacker
School: Palm Bay (Fla.) Bayside
Committed to: Miami
Frame: Extremely long arms, with a powerful upper body. Room for lower-body growth.
Athleticism: Powerful long-strider with a unique amount of bend for a tall football player. Drives hard out of his two-point stance, offensively and defensively. Lateral quickness proves elite for a tall player. Excellent hand-eye coordination.
Instincts: Understands game situations, offense and defense, and adjusts accordingly during plays. Knows how to lull cornerbacks to sleep, then run by them. Times jumps well.
Polish: Ability to set up defensive backs and make catches with body positioning is tremendous. Changes directions during routes and at linebacker like few his size can. Makes one-handed catches look easy.
Bottom Line: Smith is an extremely talented prospect on both sides of the football. Great hands, quickness, speed and toughness create mismatches at wide receiver or linebacker. Should be an impact power-five college football player.