Signee: RB Alfonso Smith

Posted Feb 2, 2005

Alfonso Smith
Running Back/Defensive Back,
6-1, 190, Fr-HS,
Louisville, Ky. (Waggener)

Excellent athlete who was a three-year starter at Waggener HS in Louisville, playing running back on offense and cornerback and linebacker on defense … Rushed for 1,071 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior, despite missing some or all of several games because of injury … District Player of the Year as a senior … Honorable-mention all-state by the Louisville Courier-Journal … All-district as a junior when he rushed for 841 yards and nine TDs … Team went to the state playoffs all three years he was on the varsity, with a best mark of 10-2 as a senior … Career rushing stats feature 2,312 yards, 7.6 yards per carry, and 24 touchdowns … Caught 21 passes for 286 yards and four TDs; career defensive stats feature four interceptions, four fumbles, caused, and three interceptions … The No. 7 prospect in Kentucky by SuperPrep and listed No. 10 in the state by … Coached by Chris Wolfe … “Alfonso has incredible athletic skills,” Wolfe said. “He’s a track star and will only continue to get better. He has incredible work ethic, great leadership skills, and is outstanding in the classroom. When you combine those with his great character, the sky’s the limit for him. I believe he’ll be a phenomenal SEC player.” … Will be a three-year letterman on the track team, running the 100- and 200-meter dashes and two relays … Third in the state in the 100 as a junior and has a best time of 10.6 seconds … Also third in the state in the 4x200 relay … Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes … Honor-roll student … Picked Kentucky with final consideration to Boston College, Louisville, and Indiana.

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