Three-star defensive back Travis Smith (6-0, 160, 4.5) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Jefferson was considered one of the best cornerbacks in the Los Angeles City Section. What has become a surprise his outstanding play on the offensive side of the ball as a wide receiver.
As a wide receiver Smith has caught 24 passes for 524 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 21.8 yards per catch. His long reception was a 92-yarder.
As a lockdown cover Smith has accounted for 22 tackles, five interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
Though Smith has been a tremendous wide receiver for Jefferson it will be for his cover skills that he has received his offers.
“I think Travis is the best corner in city ball bar none,” Jefferson coach Doi Johnson said. “He has such phenomenal cover skills.”
“Travis also has the size and speed you love a lockdown corner,” Johnson said. “Plus he’s extremely smart.”
So far Smith has two offers. The first one came during the spring from Arizona State. The second came in from red hot Utah. The Utes have done a great job evaluating talent in recent years as their record indicates.
Other schools in the mix are Oregon, Washington, Washington State, UCLA, Colorado, San Diego State and Fresno State.
Smith was selected all-league as a cover corner in 2003.