Justin Smith8

Dublin, Ga.
High School
West Laurens
Height / Weight
6-7 / 200
Wide Receiver


A tall receiver with an explosive skill set, whose athleticism and play-making ability caught the attention of the Mizzou coaching staff … He is a redzone threat that can go up and get the ball at a very high point … First Team All-State selection by both the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and by the Georgia Sports Writers’ Association … Served as team captain during his senior season … Was a homerun threat for West Laurens High School last season, averaging 16 yards per catch … Hauled in 65 passes for 1,038 yards and a team-high 13 touchdowns, leading his team to its first regional championship in   two decades … Caught 33 passes as a junior, for 570 yards and five touchdowns … Was an elite three-sport standout at West Laurens, also excelling in basketball in which he averaged 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, while also competing in track and field … High School Coach – Stacy Nobles.

Father – Willie Smith … Chose Mizzou over offers from NC State among others … Also had an offer to play basketball at Georgia … Factors that drew him to Mizzou include the campus, the curriculum and the people … Has an interest in studying either business or education at Mizzou, and has designs of being a coach at some point in the future … Lists hobbies outside of football as music, drawing, shopping and hanging out with friends.