2010: Smith, who played well in his first season as a starter in 2009, will look to build upon that showing as a junior right offensive tackle in 2010. He had surgery on his right thumb prior to 2010 spring practice.
2009: Smith started the first 12 games at right offensive tackle as a sophomore in 2009 and did a commendable job. He missed the Boston College game while academically ineligible. He made 2009 All-Pac-10 honorable mention and CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American honorable mention.
2008: Smith served as the back up left offensive tackle and appeared on special teams as a first-year freshman in 2008. He appeared in 10 games in 2008 (all but Virginia, Oregon State and Notre Dame). He sprained his ankle prior to the Notre Dame game and missed that contest.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2007 honors included Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Scout.com All-American first team, EA Sports All-American second team, ESPN 150, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Central Division first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County first team and All-Inland Valley League first team as a senior offensive and defensive lineman at Rancho Verde High in Moreno Valley (Calif.).
As a junior in 2006, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team, All-CIF Central Division first team and Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County second team. He was an All-Southwestern League second team pick as a 2005 sophomore.
PERSONAL: He's a public policy, management and planning major at USC.