Ohio State

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Roderick Smith

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Ohio St.COMMITTED (07/01/2009)Offered12/04/2009Dick Tressel
IowaNoneOfferedNoneEric Johnson
Michigan St.NoneOfferedNone
Notre DameNoneNone
PurdueNoneOfferedNoneMark Hagen

Scouting Report on Roderick Smith

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Camp settingby Barry Every - 08/17/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • ElusivenessDivision I Player
On the Hoof: A very tall, yet lean and muscular body structure similar to a hybrid outside linebacker/weakside defensive end. On the hoof he is similar to Anthony Barr, just a tad smaller.
Needs Improvement: Smith must improve his lower-body strength and flexibility, because his legs will be the target most defenders aim for at the next level. This should also improve his strength in breaking out of ankle and shoestring tackles.
Most Impressive: Has very good vision and the speed to run away from linebackers once he breaks past the line of scrimmage. Smith also possesses soft hands, which will just add another weapon to his offensive arsenal.
Conclusion: Already has the size to put a hurting on college defenses, but is he ready for the pounding he will take at the next level? He should remind most Big Ten fans of a young Eddie George, and hopefully have a similar impact.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina


Year AttYdsAvgTD
2008 (Jr.)-1,700-15
2007 1501,2008.0-
2006 2701,8006.715

Roderick Smith reminds us of...

Eddie George - RB Philadelphia, PA Ht: 6'3"Wt: 235 lbs Team: Tennessee Titans