Jacob Smith - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics


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

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-districtRanked 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 … Twin brother, Jerod, is a fellow signee in the 2024 class. 

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