3-Star Defensive Lineman Officially Joins USC Football


Kobe Smith

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — High school senior Kobe Smith has officially enrolled at the University of South Carolina and will join the Gamecocks’ football program, it was announced today.

Smith, a 6-2, 294-pounder from Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Ga., becomes the sixth high school student-athlete to graduate early and enroll for the spring semester, joining wide receiver Bryan Edwards, running back C.J. Freeman, quarterback Brandon McIlwain, cornerback Chris Smith, and defensive end Keir Thomas.

6-2, 294, Lawrenceville, Ga. (Archer)

Graduated from Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Ga. at midsemester and enrolled at South Carolina in January… played for head coach Andy Dyer… helped the Tigers to an 11-2 record and a spot in the Georgia AAAAAA state quarterfinals as a senior… committed to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Game following his senior season… Rivals considers him a three-star prospect, the 38th-best defensive tackle in the nation and the 48th-best player in Georgia… considered a three-star prospect, the 63rd-best defensive tackle in the nation and the 83rd-best player in the state of Georgia by 247Sports… is a three-star prospect, the 39th-best defensive tackle in the nation, and the 43rd-best player in Georgia according to ESPN… originally committed to NC State and then to Kentucky before selecting the Gamecocks.

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