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2018 Early Signing Period: CB Alexander Smith signs with Wisconsin

A shifty and fast corner will make his way to the Badgers.

Class of 2018 CB Alexander Smith

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
CB 6'1 180 Culver City, Ca. Three stars; No. 105 CB

Cornerback Alexander Smith from Culver City, California, is a versatile defensive back with impressive skills in the return game. Wisconsin’s lone commit from California, Smith has solid size for a cornerback at 6’0 and his physicality and tackling ability shows up on film. He is one of three cornerbacks in the 2018 class, along with Travian Blaylock and Donte Burton.

Rankings

247Sports (composite): 3-stars; Grade: 0.8423; No. 1209 player; No. 105 CB; No. 120 CA

247Sports: 3-stars; Grade: 85; No. 1052 player; No. 96 CB; No. 105 CA

ESPN: 3-stars; Grade: 73; No. 112 CB; No. 196 Regional; No. 124 CA

Rivals: 3-stars

Verbally Committed on June 13, 2017

Smith joins a bevy of young cornerbacks at Wisconsin, who will all be battling for playing time in 2018 with the departure of seniors Derrick Tindal Jr. and Lubern Figaro, and potentially Nick Nelson if he decides to leave early for the NFL Draft. But Smith’s ability in the return game could see him earn reps on special teams sooner rather than later.

B5Q’s Jake Kocorowski wrote of Smith’s accomplishments in the return game back in June when he committed:

“Smith’s Hudl film is impressive, and the first thing that pops up is his work on special teams as a returner—with speed and quickness to elude defenders down the field. He routinely showed he can make opposing players miss while accelerating downfield.

According to MaxPreps, Smith returned 13 kickoffs for an astounding 516 yards—that’s nearly 40 yards per return, with three for touchdowns.”

According to 247Sports, Smith also held offers from Air Force, Army, Boston College, and Navy.

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Bio (Courtesy of UWBadgers.com)

High School: Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals … helped lead team to state semifinals as a senior … second-team All-Ocean League as a junior … a two-way player, finished varsity career with 24 total touchdowns and 9 interceptions … logged 49 tackles and 3 interceptions and scored 9 touchdowns as a senior … recorded 64 tackles, 1 interception and 5 touchdowns as a junior … had 1 interception and scored 8 touchdowns as a sophomore, earning team MVP honors … notched 4 interceptions and scored 2 touchdowns as a freshman … two-year team captain … also lettered in baseball and track and field … four-year honor roll student … three-time scholar athlete … coach was Jahmal Wright

Personal: Parents are Quintella and Samuel Smith … godbrother Akili Smith played football at Oregon and for six seasons in the NFL