Updated: February 1, 2013
2012: Worked at defensive tackle while redshirting … Recorded a 395-pound bench press, a 385-pound front squat and a 270-pound push jerk in fall scout team testing.
High School: A member of the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region squad for Coach Bill Stachelski at Frank W. Cox High … A second-team All-Eastern Region selection as a defensive lineman as a senior … Also, a first-team All-Beach District choice as a senior … Recorded 42 tackles, including 13 for loss and four sacks, along with two fumble recoveries as a senior … Missed two games with an injury … Tallied 30 tackles, including four for a loss and six sacks as a junior … Listed as the No. 24 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Rated the No. 25 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 30 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … Ranked as the No. 88 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 34 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 117 defensive tackle in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 91 defensive tackle in the country, the No. 158 player in his region and the No. 31 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
Personal: Alston Bernard Smith … Born 2/28/94 in Norfolk, VA … Son of Bruce and Carmen Smith … Father is a former Hokie defensive lineman and NFL Hall of Famer … Contemplated major is business technology or philosophy or pre-law.