Redshirt freshman who will be going through his second spring with the Gamecocks... provides depth in the secondary.
2016: True freshman who graduated from high school after the first semester and enrolled at Carolina in January 2016... went through spring drills... redshirted in his first season in the Garnet & Black.
HIGH SCHOOL: Multi-position athlete who could play on either side of the ball... graduated from South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, S.C. in December 2015 and enrolled at South Carolina in January... coached by Strait Herron... helped the Stallions to a 14-1 record as a senior and the 3A state title for the second-straight season... played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas... as a junior, he logged 71 tackles and five interceptions along with 600 all-purpose yards... considered a two-star prospect by Rivals and by 247Sports... ESPN ranks him as a three-star prospect, the 16th-best player in the Palmetto State and the No. 46 cornerback in the nation... rated a three-star prospect and an All-Atlantic Region pick by PrepStar.
PERSONAL: Chris Smith is the son of former Arkansas defensive back Pat Burris and the nephew of Notre Dame standout Jeff Burris... is a business administration major.