He attended Blair High School in Pasadena, California , where he played football, basketball, and ran track. In football , he gained All-Conference, All-State, and All-American honors as a senior after rushing for over 1,500 yards with 18 touchdowns , helping lead Blair High School to its best record in 10 years. He also had 547 receiving yards and over 400 yards in kickoff returns.  In track & field , Smith competed in sprints . At the 2005 CIF-SS Division IV, he qualified for the state finals in the 100-meter dash ( s) and the 200-meter dash ( s), placing 13th and 7th respectively in the finals. In addition, he also ran a leg on the Blair 4 × 100 m relay squad.