Louisa’s Jordan Smith looking to emerge as a top prospect
by Drakar Harvell, recruit804
Another underdog looking to emerge this upcoming season is Louisa’s athlete Jordan Smith (2022 ATH 6-3 185). I had a chance to catch up with the rising senior standout and ask about his season and recruitment process. Louisa County finished up the season going 6-1 ending with an undefeated record at home and only one loss on the road. Now with the offseason upon us, Smith is looking to collect some offers.
Smith was a much-needed asset to the team as he played multiple positions, playing cornerback, running back, and wide receiver. He had a total of 9 touchdowns (8 rushing, 1 receiving) in the shortened spring season.
When asked about the colleges who have taken a recruiting interest in him, Jordan stated, “I have Penn State, NC State, Georgia, Wake Forest, Maryland, and ODU showing interest. (They) want to continue to see more film on me.”
Continued work could quickly turn that interest into scholarship offers.
“They like my speed, size, and length. They can see me playing either safety or linebacker on the next level.”
Smith is determined to work hard during the offseason to show colleges that he is ready to make an impact on the collegiate level. Every athlete always has something they can improve to make them better.
“Definitely there is room for improvement, my focus will be getting stronger, increasing my speed, working on techniques, and I’m adding yoga in my training. I will also continue to watch film with my brother Brandon who plays linebacker at Penn State. Watching film with him has been a tremendous help.”
Yes, Jordan Smith is the younger brother of former top prospect Brandon Smith. Brandon graduated from Louisa County High School as a part of the 2019 recruiting class and he was one of the top-ranked linebackers in the nation. As a senior, he was selected as a First Team USA Today All-American.
That legacy gives Jordan a little something to aspire to.
The family’s knowledge of what it takes to succeed as a football athlete should go a long way in getting Jordan recruited to a Division I Football program. It should also help him prosper once he gets there.
– Drakar Harvell