OF NOTE: Signed with Virginia Tech in 2014, but spent a semester at Cushing Academy in Massachusetts … Enrolled at Tech in January.

RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 27 prospect in New Jersey by Rivals coming out of high school … Ranked as the No. 125 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 44 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 56 offensive guard in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 84 offensive tackle in the country, the No. 140 player in his region and the No. 29 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 6/25/2013 … A 2013 All-New Jersey second-team selection … A first-team all-state selection by the Star-Ledger following his senior season … A second-team all-state choice by MSG Varsity as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born June 22, 1996, in New Brunswick, NJ … Son of Fred Smith and Sandra Robinson … Has a younger sister … Contemplated majors are pre-law or communications, with hopes of working for the DEA or in the police field.

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “I had a few other offers, but when it came down to it, Virginia Tech was the best fit for me. It had everything I was looking for in a university. The coaches were a great fit for me. I love Coach Beamer. I got along with the players. It was just the perfect place for me.”

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