Erick Smith

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Erick Smith

Erick Smith is competing for a starting safety spot

6-0 203
Glenville High School
Cleveland, Ohio



G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 9 7 16 1.33
Tackles For Loss
12 1.0 2 0.08
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
12 1 0 0 0


G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
6 5 1 6 1.00


All-Purpose Running
G Rush Recv. Punt Ret. Kick Ret. Int. Ret. Plays Total Yards Yards/Play Yards/G
12 0 0 0 0 5 2 5 2.5 0.4
G Int. Yards TD Int./G
12 1 5 0 0.08
Fumble Returns
G Fum. Ret. Yards TD
12 1 0 0
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 10 3 13 1.08

Ohio State Overview

2016 Season (Junior): Erick Smith played in 12 games for the Buckeyes … he finished with 16 tackles …

2015 Season (Sophomore): Smith played in the first five games of the season before injuring his knee and missing the remainder of the season … he totaled 88 plays, or an average of just under 18 per game … most of his action came on special teams … totaled six tackles on the year.

2014 Season (Freshman): Smith played in 14 of 15 games for the College Football Playoff national champions … his play was mostly on special teams, but he did have a couple of extensive stints on defense: 18 snaps against Kent State and 31 vs. Illinois … was on multiple special teams by the time the season ended and totaled a combined 41 plays in the post-season wins over Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon … recorded 13 tackles on the season and one interception, vs. Kent State.

More on Erick: Another fine safety prospect out of the talent-rich Glenville High School program (think former Buckeyes like Christian Bryant, Jermale Hines and Donte Whitner), Erick Smith was a consensus four-star recruit in 2014 and a Top 100 player in the nation with overall national rankings of No. 43 by Scout, No. 51 by Rivals and No. 61 by 247Sports … one of the leaders of a 2013 Glenville Tarblooder team that went 13-2 and advanced to the Division II state championship game … considered a Top 5 safety prospect by two recruiting services: No. 2 by 247Sports, No. 4 by Scout … rated the No. 11 safety by ESPN … No. 2 ranked player in Ohio by Scout … had 10 tackles and forced a fumble in the state title game and had a “pick six” in the state semifinals … a U.S. Army All-American and a third-team Division II Associated Press all-state pick … is the son of Erica and Curtis Smith.

Recruiting Profile

2014 Class
Rivals: 4-Star #5 S
Scout: 4-Star #4 S
247Sports: 4-Star #2 S
ESPN: 4-Star #11 S


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