One of the signees for Texas football in the 2019 class that got a big ratings bump within the past month if four-star Scottsdale, AZ, and Notre Dame Prep wide receiver Jake Smith. Although, Smith won’t get the advantage of enrolling early and participating in spring camp for Texas football, he’s still a very valuable piece of this recruiting class.
Between the massive stats Smith posted in his final season with Notre Dame Prep, and mainly winning the Gatorade High School Football National Player of the Year honors, he was boosted among the best at four-stars at his position in the nation. Smith is still a four-star wideout, but he is now the nation’s eighth best wide receiver and No. 49 2019 high school prospect.
There’s going to be a fierce competition at wide receiver come this fall for the Horns to get positioning on the depth chart. The receiving corps was big for the Horns during the 2018 campaign, but that was just the start of what’s to come. An added presence of Smith from this incoming recruiting class can skyrocket the Texas passing game.
What Smith will bring for the Horns is a boat-load of speed and agility that can make opposing defenders miss almost anywhere on the field. Smith is also a threat on the ground and on special teams. Don’t be shocked if one of the more significant roles that Smith holds this coming season is in the return game.