John Smith III: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: John Smith III
School:  Southwestern
Position: FB/OL
Height:  5’10″
Weight: 270

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

The goals I had set was to stay healthy and make all conference. Also another goal I had set to accomplish is dedicate my last season to my two brothers/teammates Shelvin Keller & Jacobi Scott which passed away in May.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

The coaches and teammates would say the type of player I am was a leader and played every play like it was my last especially would great effort.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

When I’m studying film the things I look to improve on my game is my footwork and is my technique. When I look at my opponent’s I look at their strengths, weakness, and tendencies.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

The thing that separates me from other pro prospects at my position is height, but I play with good technique and every time I step on the field I lay it on the line like it’s my last.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

My offseason plan is to workout with EXOS with a private trainer and watch film with my brother to perfect my craft and game. I have my brother to help and rely on because he played in the NFL for 11years, so he can teach me the game.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

The strengths and abilities I will bring to a team that will stand out is that I put my all in the sport I love. I am the hardest working dude and my knowledge of the game feel is the outstanding and phenomenal. Even though I’m short, my technique is good because I can get under people.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?

My final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues is that my size might be a factor but I have heart and have driven that I won’t give up.