Jacob Smith - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 16


  • position Outside Linebacker
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 225
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Corbin, Ky.
  • High school Corbin

High School
• A four-star prospect by all the major recruiting services
• Listed as the state’s No. 2 prospect
• Rated a top-20 edge rusher nationally by Rivals
• Began his prep career at Somerset before spending two seasons in Connecticut, one at Cheshire Academy and one at Loomis Chaffee School
• Transferred to Corbin in the fall of 2023 for his senior season
• In his lone season with the Redhounds, totaled 103 tackles, including 5.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks in 12 games
• Earned first-team all-state by the Louisville Courier-Journal and also first-team all-district
• Ranked tied for third in the state with three forced fumbles, recovering two
• Part of a Corbin defensive squad that ranked No. 1 in the state in team defense, allowing just 5.9 points per game
• Helped the Redhounds finish 12-1 overall, concluding the season in the 2023 Class 4A quarterfinals
• Named an Under Armour All-American
• Coached by Tom Greer
• Chose Kentucky over Michigan

• Born in Lexington, Kentucky
• Son of Jerod and Susan Smith
• Dad is currently a master sergeant in the United States Marine Corps
• Siblings are Toi Singleton, Tanner Stamper Smith, Jaylaan Smith, Jeryiah Smith and Jerod Smith
• Twin brother, Jerod, is a fellow signee in the 2024 class … Jerod is older by 15 minutes
• Major is undecided

Jacob Says
• His nickname is “Jake”
• Besides playing football, he’s also really good at making people laugh
• If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life he would chose candy
• One thing he will never do again is give up
• The best advice he’s ever received is “keep going!”

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