May 27, 2007

Breakout Players for 2007 - No. 1 Antone Smith is counting down the top five
breakout players for the 2007 season

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Antone Smith (5-9/192) Pahokee, FL (Pahokee HS)

Class this fall: True junior

Injury status: Dislocated his elbow last
November against Western Michigan. Was fully recovered by
the start of spring practice and his elbow is no longer
an issue.

2006 Stats: 88 carries for 456 yards
(5.2 yards per carry) and 5 touchdowns / 21 catches for
174 yards (8.3 yards per catch).

Projected 2007 Stats:
219 carries for 1,270 yards (5.8 yards per carry) and 11
touchdowns / 30 catches for 309 yards (10.3 yards per
catch) and 3 touchdowns

Senior Stats in High School: 240 carries
for 2,814 yards (11.7 yards per carry) and 44 touchdowns.
School Accolades:
Rated by as a
five-star prospect the top all-purpose running back in
the country and the No. 25 overall player in the nation.
In addition to being the Palm Beach County Player of the
Year, Smith earned the coveted "Mr. Football
Award" given to the top prep player in Florida. At
the 2004 Miami NIKE Camp was named the MVP and recorded a
40-time of 4.25 seconds. Smith played in the Cali-Florida
Bowl and was named offensive MVP for the Florida Team. He
led his Pahokee team to the state title and ran for 276
yards and three touchdowns in the championship game.

Notable: Since the end of the 2006
season, Smith has dropped his body fat from 13 to 8