Jaden Smith - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 24


  • position Athlete
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 206
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Charlotte, N.C.
  • High school West Charlotte

High School
• 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
• Coached by Sam Greiner at West Charlotte High School
• Four-time All-Conference selection
• Named the 2023 Queen City 3A/4A Defensive Player of the Year at linebacker by The Charlotte Observer
• Earned the team’s Most Valuable Player award and the First Team All-State by HighSchoolOT as a senior
• 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
• Also participated on the track team
• Chose Kentucky over Louisville, Michigan and Southern California

• Born in Charlotte, North Carolina
• Son of Tish Boyd and Travis Smith
• Siblings are Beedy, Crystal Boyd, Zion, Kayden-Fat, Ricco, Ren, Honesty and Noonie
• Major is undecided

Jaden Says
• His nickname is “J4”
• He chose Kentucky because of the love and support
• His dream job is to be a clothing designer
• Besides playing football, he’s also really good at boxing
• One thing he will never do again is skydive

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