Darrell Smith Transferring to JSU!

As reported by our good friend eagle owl, Darrell Smith is transferring from Arkansas to JSU. Smith, a safety, was a 3 star Rivals player out of Port. St. Joe HS in Florida. Here is what Scout.com had to say about him in high school:

“Smith is an excellent athlete and has good size for a safety prospect. He’s played some linebacker and will come up and hit you. He’s not afraid to really mix it up. He needs to become more fluid in coverage and doesn’t have great speed yet.” — Mike Bakas

Here is his right up from Arkansasrazorbacks.com:

“2010: He appeared in eight games for the Razorbacks, mostly on special teams, while also seeing time in the defensive backfield. Smith finished the season with three tackles, collecting one in the Razorbacks’ 31-7 win vs. ULM, one in their 31-24 win at Georgia and one in their 49-14 victory vs. Vanderbilt. He also saw time vs. Tennessee Tech, vs. No. 1 Alabama, at No. 7 Auburn, vs. Ole Miss and vs. UTEP.

HIGH SCHOOL: Smith was an explosive player on the defensive side of the ball at linebacker and safety who also played running back at Port St. Joe High School for coach Vern Barth. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 80 safety in the nation. As a senior, he had 94 solo tackles and 45 assisted tackles and he also recorded four tackles for a loss and one pass deflection, three quarterback hurries and one forced fumble. On offense, he rushed for 540 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned kickoffs of 95 and 97 yards for touchdowns. He made more than 100 tackles as a junior when he was a second-team Class 1A all-state selection. He chose Arkansas over Toledo, Duke and Tulane.

PERSONAL: Born March 31, 1991, he is the son of Andrew Gainer and Carolyn Bailey. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.”



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