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15  Nick Smith
Nick Smith

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Merritt Island, Fla.

High School:
Merritt Island

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215

Position:
Quarterback

Experience:
HS


High School: Smith led Merritt Island High School to an 11-1 record in 2013 and the regional finals of the Class 5A state playoffs, falling just one game shy of the state semifinals. The Mustangs began the season 11-0 before losing in the regional finals. Smith was named an Honorable Mention Class 5A All-State honoree his senior season. The All-State team was selected by Florida media editors and reporters. He was also invited to and played for the East Team in the 15th annual Central Florida High School All-Star football game that took place in December 2013. His senior season, he completed 126 of 221 pass attempts for 1,677 yards, threw 14 touchdown passes and eight interceptions. He also had 170 rushing attempts for 679 yards and scored 10 rushing TDs. His junior season, Smith completed 71 of 148 passes for 1,094 yards, 14 TD passes and five interceptions. He added 395 rushing yards on 84 carries and scored six rushing touchdowns. Smith played for head coach Jeff Mclean at Merritt Island High School.

Personal: Born Nov. 28, 1995, he is the son of Lynn and Joni Smith. He has one sibling, Sara. His father played football at Clemson University in 1978 and `79. Smith's grandfather, Bob Stransky, was an All-America running back for the University of Colorado in 1957 and later played for the Baltimore Colts and the Denver Broncos. After his professional playing career, Stransky became a long-time coach and teacher within the Denver Public Schools, and he was inducted into the University of Colorado Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010. Smith had three cousins play collegiate football. He was also recruited by Buffalo, Florida International and Marshall. Smith is pursuing a degree in business administration at UW.

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