NC State added another player to its 2018 recruiting class on Friday afternoon when Florida athlete Teshaun Smith verbaled to the Wolfpack. Smith, who is 6’3 and 170, is coming off a junior season in which he contributed on both sides of the ball.
“Lock-Smith” is a quality nickname and we look forward to using it if he realizes his potential as a defensive back. He could end up elsewhere on the field in college, but he’s being recruited to play in NC State’s secondary. Given the state of the roster, that’s a big area of need for Dave Doeren’s staff right now.
He also plays wide receiver for Western High School in Ft. Lauderdale, and the instincts he’s developed while playing defensive back pay off for him, as he regularly does a nice job of positioning himself well and hauling in passes. There’s plenty that needs work here, but the tools are obvious.
If he’s able to stick at DB, his height will pay dividends. He just needs to get into a college weight room and fill out.