Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Xavier Smith


Fr., DB, 5-11, 180, Edmond, Okla. (North HS)

(First name is pronounced ex-ZAY-vee-er) … Is a well-rounded and versatile athlete who possesses a good blend of size, speed and quickness … Starred at cornerback for his team, and also was heavily involved in the kick return game as well … Ranked by as the nation’s No. 48 cornerback prospect, as well as the No. 12 overall talent at any position out of the state of Oklahoma this year … Ranked by as the nation’s No. 62 cornerback prospect … As a senior, was a 1st-Team All-District selection and special teams player of the year after registering 29 tackles and 2 interceptions (returning one for a touchdown), to go with 2 fumble recoveries and 7 pass break ups … Earned All-City and All-Metro honors as a junior in 2008 for his season which included 32 tackles, 1 interception, 2 fumble recoveries and 7 pass break ups … High school coach – Jeremy Dombeck … Parents – Aaron & Judy Franklin … Interested in studying management in MU’s School of Business … Lists hobbies as swimming, cooking and playing basketball … Chose Mizzou over TCU, Colorado State, Washington State and Tulsa, among others, and listed the family atmosphere with the program as a major drawing point.