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Next Up Is Early Enrollee Freshman Running Back Jahmir Smith

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about them all. One Foot Down’s player profile series will take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2018 season.

#34 Jahmir Smith

Next up is the early-enrollee Freshman Running Back from Sanford, NC, Jahmir Smith. Smith sits at 5‘11 200 pounds and demonstrates a power running style that the RTDB crew will absolutely admire. He had early offers from every Ivy League school and made it well known that academics were critical as a part of his recruiting process. During the Spring, he demonstrated the ability to quickly pickup the offense and looks to contribute alongside Dexter Williams and Tony Jones Jr. As a side note, he’s got fantastic hair:

Need to get some Ranch to put on that Lettuce

3 Things To Know About Jahmir Smith

  1. Jahmir put up ridiculous numbers in his 2 years at Lee County HighSchool in North Carolina, rushing for over 4,000 yards and scoring 68 touchdowns.....68.
  2. Smith was a 3 Star Recruit and graduated high school with a 4.43 GPA.
  3. His first goal is to make it in the NFL, but his backup plan is to become an anesthesiologist (I had to google the spelling so clearly he’s got a brain)

Youtube Hot Fire

Instead of showing an extended highlight, I wanted to pick one play that shows a lot of different attributes I love about Jahmir. He hits the hole hard, stiff arms the poor linebacker till he bounces, accelerates through an arm tackle, then absolutely bulldozes the DB as he gets into the end zone. 14 seconds of pure joy.

Country, Condiment, Or Canon

Identifying the player as either a country, condiment, or member of the Star Wars Canon.

Spicy Barbecue Sauce

There is nothing better than the Sweet Heat of Spicy Barbecue sauce on Pulled Pork or Ribs. It is reliable, tasty, and leaves you with a little kick. Like Spicy Barbecue sauce, Jahmir will smoothly make his way into the lineup, and end the season with a kick. Running back depth is thin already, and the grueling back half of the year will allow for more playing time for the Early Enrollee. I think we will see him emerge towards the end of the year as a reliable, short yardage and goal line back.

Got that Sweet and Spicy on His Mind

2018 Outlook

Jahmir looks to see the field in a relief role in a backfield that is surrounded by uncertainties. He could very easily see consistent time, especially if he can pick up the pass protection schemes. I can see him used for short yardage and picking up 3-4 scores on the year as he clearly has a knack for getting in the end zone. Do not be surprised for him to get hot during a few drives this year- especially as his downhill style can be demoralizing. I am very impressed by Jahmir‘s ability and approach to both academics and athletics, and it appears Notre Dame is an incredible fit for him.