O.J. Smith
O.J.  Smith

RS Junior

Bossier City, La.

High School:
Airline HS

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 309


OVERVIEW: Sat out the 2017 season in compliance with NCAA transfer rules • granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and has two years of eligibility (2018-19 and 2019-20) remaining at Minnesota.  

Spent three years at Alabama, which included a redshirted season in 2014 • notched one tackle against ULM as a redshirt freshman and one tackle against Western Kentucky as a sophomore.

HIGH SCHOOL: Took part in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game • a four-star recruit by ESPN • was the No. 18 defensive tackle in his class by ESPN, No. 33 by Scout, No. 34 by 247Sports • earned honorable mention 5A all-state honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as a senior at Airline High School in 2012 and 2013 • earned team defensive MVP and All-Metro accolades as a junior • recorded 66 tackles including 26 for a loss and two sacks in his junior season • coached by Bo Meeks.


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