2017: Smith will battle for playing time at center as a sophomore in 2017.
2016: Smith saw limited action in 3 games (Utah State, Arizona State, Notre Dame) as a redshirt freshman backup center in 2016. He missed the UCLA game with a concussion.
2015: Smith redshirted as a first-year freshman center in 2015.
HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2014 Prep Star All-West Region, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, All-CIF West Valley Division Offensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Area first team and Orange County Register All-Orange County first team, All-South Coast League as a senior center at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High. Mission Viejo won the CIF West Valley Division championship.
As a junior in 2013, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Junior second team, All-CIF Pac 5 Division and Orange County Register All-Orange County first team. He was a 3-year starter.
He also was on Mission Viejo’s track team (shot put, discus throw).
PERSONAL: He has a B+ average at USC (3.33 GPA). His father, Doug, played at Bowling Green (1974-77) and then was a 6-time Pro Bowl center for the Los Angeles Rams (1978-91) before serving as a volunteer coach with the Rams (1992) and then an assistant coach at USC (1993-97, the first 2 years handling the defensive line and the last 3 working with the offensive line) and since 2000 as the offensive line coach at Orange Coast Junior College.