REC Smith making plays in Durham

At 6’3″ and 180lbs, you would think receiver Jahzonte Smith with the Durham Dolphins in Ontario was a natural for football. This was not the case.

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At 6’3″ and 180lbs, you would think receiver Jahzonte Smith with the Durham Dolphins in Ontario was a natural for football. This was not the case.

“I always get up watching sport, my uncle was a big football fan,” he says. “You would think that I was a natural but my first 2 years playing football I was picking flowers from the grass Pineridge and Kingston field.”

It makes you chuckle a bit, his admission, but his love of football is clearly felt by all around him. He says that sport is a way to make people smile and it also allows him to release pent up energy which he channels towards his unlucky opponent. He’s determined to dominate and be better than whoever is across from him.

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He may have learned this by watching one of the greats at his position, Deion Sanders. Smith is aiming to be better than even Prime Time at defensive back. One day, he would like to have people look up to him as a player as he does to Neon Deion.

But it’s not all glory that makes football such an important part of this young athlete’s life. He says that the bonds he has formed with his brother and his quarterback Cameron St. Kitts Park are “unbreakable”.  The coaches in his life have become father figures to him and have helped him to develop into the player he is now, more specifically Mr. Park, Coach Barry, and Nathaniel Benjamin.

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He wants to make his parents proud of him and see the smile on their faces as he steps on the field. He has the “Mamba mentality“. A mentality that pushes him to wake up every morning and go for a run, and to focus on gaining more weight along with increasing his speed – two variables that don’t always match up. However, Smith is willing to put in the work to achieve his offseason goals, ultimately leading to him playing at the next level.

He mentions that he would like to study entrepreneurship and business once he’s at university, but his eyes are on the NFL. When he’s not dreaming about making it to the league, he’s out playing basketball, exercising the Mamba in him. 

Jahzonte Smith (#23)
Class of 2021
Position: Receiver, Defensive Back
Ht/Wt: 6’3″, 180lbs
Teams: Durham Dolphins (ON)
Twitter: @jahzonte

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