Every knows that Garnett Smith of Arlington (Texas) Lamar is all of 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds. So just imagine the hit that he can lay on you as you attempt to escape him on offense. Ok, now imagine what it's like to have him run over you.
Sounds like a dream?
Not if you're opponents this season.
Smith, who is a four-star prospect, has shifted to running back some this season. In Lamar's 18-13 victory over Garland last Friday night, Smith rushed for 86 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns.
Can you say hard to bring down?
"Nobody really wanted to tackle me," he said. "They stacked the line against us, so I just got the ball and pushed everybody forward. I just got the most out of it."
And it worked. And Smith hopes that he can get it to work again this upcoming Friday against Irving Nimitz. So do we have a future fullback on our hands?
"No way," Smith said. "I'm a linebacker all the way."
And none of the teams that have called him in September are toying with the idea of Smith on offense, which is a good thing. With Oklahoma, Texas and Florida listed as his top three teams, Smith has already lined up one official visit.
"I'm going to Alabama on Dec. 7 for a visit," he said. "I know that I will for sure visit Texas, Oklahoma and Florida. Those are my top teams. I will also probably go check out Miami."
So what does Smith think about the top three?
"Coach Chambers is recruiting me for Texas," Smith said.
"He's a good coach. At Oklahoma, coach Venables is my man. He's up-front about everything and won't sugarcoat it. He's my favorite coach that is recruiting me. Then at Florida coach Odom is a really nice guy. He says they need linebackers like me and that I could be able to play early."