Phoebus DB Latrelle Smith (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
recruit757 Fab 30: Latrelle Smith – Phoebus High School #16
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
The word has gotten out about our #16 athlete. He’s had a busy spring and summer of camp visits, and his team also made a splash at the Powerade 7-on-7 Invitational in Charlotte where they finished third overall. Now it’s time to get back to the business of playing football in the traditional way, and time to earn a few more scholarship offers in the process.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in the 757. We’ve scoured the region for talent for almost ten years now, keeping an eye on the best of the best, but also looking for opportunities to connect athlete and high school programs with college coaches. Coming in as the #16 senior prospect region-wide is Phoebus DB Latrelle Smith.
#16 Latrelle Smith (2019 DB 5-11 175) – Phoebus High School
After a spring and summer tour of visits and hard work, Latrelle Smith holds offers from UVA-Wise, Navy, Morgan State and Hampton University.
The Phoebus secondary looks to be loaded coming into the fall with Smith, Thailand Baldwin, and Corey Wilson (SO DB 6-1 170) returning. Phoebus will welcome the addition on Elijah Mitchell (JR DB 5-11 175) who has transferred from Hampton to Phoebus to add competition and depth to the defensive back unit. Last season Smith picked up 25 tackles, nine pass break ups and one interception despite missing two contests.
There’s still unfinished business for Smith and the Phantoms. Despite finishing 9-1, 8-2 and 10-0 in the regular season over the past three years, Phoebus has been tripped up in the playoffs all three years without reaching the state championship game. Phoebus is tested throughout the regular season by playing a steady diet of teams from Classes 4, 5, and 6. They’re competing in Class 3 in the postseason, so they should be able to take the experience of playing bigger schools and apply that to big wins in the postseason.
Coach Jeremy Blunt certainly has them prepared. In 2018, Latrelle Smith is a senior leader who’s determined to make it all click.
– Andy Hilton
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