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Derick Smith : Southside High School Football .. NUC’s newest 5 Star is a Touchdown Machine !!!
Derick Smith is a Junior at Southside High School in Selma, Alabama and has recently been lauded for his football excellence. He recently earned a five-star rating from NUC Sports, and is seen as a top prospect for the 2025 college football class.
Smith believes that much of his success comes from the hard work and dedication he put in while growing up. He started seriously training at a young age and continues to train as his high school career continues. An impactful player, he has quickly added and brings a high level talent to the team, lining up at multiple positions. He is looking for another positive season making strides, during his junior campaign!
The success isn’t only on the football field, Smith also plays varsity hoops at Southside High School. He is a natural leader and it shows on both the field and court. He has always been a major contributor to his team, but his work ethic and speed really began are two of his top attributes. He has great hands and attacks the football, his length and catch radius allow him to get to balls that most times would be incomplete. He is also proving that he is a reliable asset on the field and can be counted on as a go-to player when his team is in need of a big play.
In terms of physical ability, a natural athlete with great size at 6-2’ 180 pounds he continues to put on good weight as his body physically matures all while maintaining great speed and quickness. His quick first step gives him the ability to make defenders miss as well as run by them. His football IQ is incredibly high, allowing him to read defenses and find the weaknesses of his opponents. All of these attributes helped him earn his five-star rating from NUC Sports.
Derick is now being recruited by some of the top college football programs in the country. His future looks bright, and it seems likely that he will gain even more recognition and success in the future. Bama, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss, LSU, Florida, and South Carolina all have formal offers on the table.
Smith is hands down one of the top players in the country for the 2025 class, yet he and his high school teammates take the time to embrace the surrounding community. They are mentors to the youth and present themselves as positive role models for aspiring football players. Derick is also involved in a number of community outreach programs, and works hard to ensure a bright future for the communities that surround him and his school..
Size, speed, and football IQ are what separate Smith from others in this class. He has the ability to catch, cut, and run away, his burst is explosive leaving most defenders behind. The catch radius again, allows him to get to footballs that others wouldn’t. Derick is also an athlete who can help in the return game if needed. This guy will add huge value to any program in the country.
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