Jerod Smith II - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 95

JerodSmith II

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

High School
• 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

• 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, Jacob, is a fellow signee in the 2024 class … Jerod is older by 15 minutes
• Major is undecided

Jerod Says
• His nickname is “Rod”
• He chose Kentucky because it felt like home
• His dream job is to be a business owner
• Besides playing football, he’s also really good at playing video games
• One word to describe him on the field is “versatile”

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