Updated: September 9, 2015
2014-15: Played in three games … Logged 33 snaps on offense … Was in on seven offensive snaps in the opener against William & Mary … Logged 18 snaps against Western Michigan … Was in briefly at the end of the Military Bowl game … Posted a 405-pound bench press and a 530-pound squat in spring max testing.
2013-14: Played in all 13 games … Was in on 75 plays, nine on offense, six on defense and 60 on special teams … Was in on one tackle for loss … Saw action on special teams in the season opener against Alabama … Was in on one tackle against Western Carolina… Began working along the offensive line prior to the East Carolina game … Was in on special teams at East Carolina, against Marshall and at Georgia Tech … Saw his first action on offense while also contributing on special teams in the win over North Carolina … Was in on special teams against Pittsburgh and Duke … Saw action on special teams at Boston College and Miami … Was in on special teams against Maryland, at Virginia and in the Sun Bowl.
2012-13: 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 … Upped his bench press to 420 on the way to Iron Hokie status during the off-season … Contributed sacks in each of the first two spring scrimmages … Collected two tackles during the spring game.
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 Feb. 28, 1994 in Norfolk, Va. … Son of Bruce and Carmen Smith … Father is a former Hokie defensive lineman and NFL Hall of Famer … Majoring in property management.