Jordan Smith

JORDAN SMITH
Defensive back

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Home town: Washington, D.C.
High school: H.D. Woodson (had attended Archbishop Carroll High School)
Listed as: 5-foot-11, 185 pounds
Commitment date: August 11, 2012
Rated as: He is considered to be a 2-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com and a 3-star prospect by 247sports.com.

Of note: Smith enrolled in classes at Penn State in January 2013, so his scholarship counts against the 2012 allotment. ... Smith was the Nittany Lions' first 2013 recruit after the NCAA imposed severe sanctions in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. ... As a child, Smith used to dream of wearing blue and white and playing in front of a crowd of more than 100,000 fans. ... Smith also had offers from Buffalo, Colorado, Illinois and Kansas.

In his words: "The only thing it means is this is an opportunity for me to go out and show everyone what I can do, that this is a blessing from God. I can't speak to the sanctions. All I know is Penn State is my dream school and the place I wanted to go since Day One."

"The thing that impressed me the most is the academics. Academics are one thing that won't change. A degree from Penn State speaks volumes."

"The coaching staff has to be one of the best in the nation right now. They teach the players and allow them to have fun."

"While playing in the back yard, you're imagining you're part of a team," he said. "Ever since those days, I always envisioned myself in a Penn State uniform and playing in Happy Valley."

Twitter comment from a fellow Penn State recruit ...

Jordan's junior highlights from Archbishop Carroll High School (Washington, D.C.)

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