Buckeye Bits: Enters spring practice listed as the backup to Jim Cordle at center ... a 2006 Parade All-American ... ranked among the Top 6 offensive lineman prospects in the country.
2006 (Redshirt): Spent the season learning the system and contributing as a member of the scout team ... impressed coaches with his athletic ability.
High School: The 2005 Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year ... Ohio North-South All-Star selection ... helped lead Colerain to a 15-0 record and the 2004 Ohio Div. I state championship ... Greater Miami Conference 2005 Offensive Player of the Year ... selected for the U.S. Army All-America Bowl ... 130 knockdowns as a senior and graded 92-percent ... first-team All-Ohio 2004 and 2005.
Personal: Son of Joe and Marcy Smith ... father was a four-year letterman on the offensive line for the Buckeyes from 1979-82 and was his position coach in high school.