Jerod Smith II - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics

JerodSmith II

  • position Defensive Lineman
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 245
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Corbin, Ky.
  • High school Corbin

First name is pronounced Jer-AWD … A four-star prospect by all the major recruiting services … Rated a top-10 edge rusher nationally by ESPN … Listed as the state’s No. 3 prospect … 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 was named the Class 4A District 8 Player of the Year by the KFCA and a first-team All-District choice after totaling 90 tackles, including a team-high 20 tackles for loss … Ranked sixth in the state in sacks with 9.0 … 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 as the 2023 Class 4A runner ups … Named an Under Armour All-American … Earned Ixon Law Office Player of the Week after recording nine tackles, 3.0 TFL and 3.0 sacks in a win over Lexington Catholic … Coached by Tom Greer … Chose Kentucky over Michigan … Twin brother, Jacob, is a fellow signee in the 2024 class. 

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