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Kobe Smith
Kobe  Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lawrenceville, Ga.

High School:
Archer

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 295

Position:
DL

Experience:
2 VL

Major:
Sport & Entertainment Management

2018 Harold White GPA Award - Defense

2017 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

Junior defensive tackle who figures to be a regular contributor in the middle of the Carolina defensive line again this season... considered a “glue guy” by the coaches... credited with 17 tackles in 24 career contests, including 1.5 tackles for loss... named the Harold White GPA Award winner for the defense at the 2018 Garnet & Black spring game.

2017: True sophomore defensive tackle who played in all 13 games... credited with 1.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry... made two stops, including one for loss, at Texas A&M... also credited with two tackles versus Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Clemson... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2016: True freshman who graduated from high school after the fall semester and enrolled at Carolina in January... went through spring but was limited following shoulder surgery... defensive tackle who played in 11 games... credited with four tackles... made his Gamecock debut in the Vanderbilt win... posted his first collegiate tackle at Mississippi State... made one tackle in the Missouri win, playing his most significant action of the season against the Tigers... logged the first two-tackle performance of his career at Clemson.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Ga. at mid-semester and enrolled at South Carolina in January... played for head coach Andy Dyer... helped the Tigers to an 11-2 record and a spot in the Georgia AAAAAA state quarterfinals as a senior... invited to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Game following his senior season... Rivals considered him the 31st-best defensive tackle in the nation and the 48th-best player in Georgia... rated the 63rd-best defensive tackle in the nation and the 83rd-best player in the state of Georgia by 247Sports... was the 40th-best defensive tackle in the nation and the 43rd-best player in Georgia according to ESPN... an All-Southeast Region pick by PrepStar.

PERSONAL: Kobe A. Smith was born June 23, 1998... is a sport and entertainment management major at South Carolina.

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