Kentucky Football Signs Versatile Athlete Jaden Smith

Kentucky Football Signs Versatile Athlete Jaden Smith

Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops has announced the signing of prep star Jaden Smith out of West Charlotte High School in Charlette, North Carolina, to a National Letter of Intent.

Smith, a 6-foot-3, 201-pound athlete, is set to join the Wildcats this summer after a stellar senior season that saw him stack the stat sheets with 91 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 14 quarterback hurries, 13 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, one interception and two defensive touchdowns. He also charted three blocked punts and two blocked field goals on special teams.

“Jaden is very athletic, with the ability to play at multiple levels on defense,” Stoops said. “He’s an impact player and we are excited for the opportunity to add him to this dynamic class.”

Jaden Smith, Athlete, 6-3, 201, Fr-HS, Charlotte, North Carolina (West Charlotte)

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Considered a consensus four-star prospect by all the major recruiting sites … Ranked as the No. 3 prospect in North Carolina and No. 92 nationally … 247Sports Composite ranks him as the No. 11 athlete in the high school class of 2024 … Four-time All-Conference selection … Named the 2023 Queen City 3A/4A Defensive Player of the Year at linebacker by The Charlotte Observer … Earned First Team All-State by HighSchoolOT as a senior … Coached by Sam Greiner at West Charlotte High School … Helped his team finish 9-4 overall and advance to the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 3A West playoffs in 2023 … Chose Kentucky over Michigan.

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