Early enrollee that will participate in spring practice for LSU this spring … Elite shutdown corner who possesses a tremendous blend of instincts and ball skills to complement exceptional closing speed and great size … Has shown the ability to excel in both coverage and against the run … Highly touted 5-star recruit per Scout and 247 Sports and the No. 1 cornerback in the nation according to Scout … Ranked as a 4-star prospect, No. 1 cornerback and No. 9 player in Florida according to Rivals … Played in the Under Armour All-American Game … Invited to “The Opening,” an all-star summer prospect camp held on the Nike Campus … Named to the USA Today All-USA High School All-America Team in 2015 … Also earned Florida ALL-USA First Team Defense honors from USA Today … Recorded 67 tackles, four fumble recoveries and five interceptions as a junior in 2014 … his junior year … Wrapped up his senior year in 2015 with 43 tackles and one pass defended as well as one blocked punt and three blocked field goals … Spent first two years of high school at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Fla. … Transferred to IMG Academy for his junior and senior seasons where he was coached by Kevin Wright.
Parents are LaDonnica Echols and Anthony Smith … Born Nov. 5, 1997 … Currently undecided on a major.