Ohio State Overview: Earned significant playing time along a deep and talented defensive line rotation as a true freshmen in 2018 … played in 13 of 14 games for the Big Ten and Rose Bowl champions with nine tackles … made a career-high three stops vs. Tulane … also had tackles against Oregon State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Michigan State, Michigan and Washington … an OSU Scholar-Athlete who is exploring majors in the science and technology area.
Honors and Awards
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete
More on Tyreke: Tyreke Smith was one of the top prospects in his class, a Top 50 overall performer with 247Sports and Rivals each ranking him No. 34 nationally … a member of the ESPN300 … the No. 3-ranked strong side defensive end by Rivals with 247Sports ranking him as the No. 4 end … a consensus four-star player and one of the top players from the state of Ohio … the No. 41 prospect on the Prepstar Dream Team … announced his commitment to Ohio State during the Under Armour All-America Game in January … as a senior at Cleveland Heights for head coach Mac Stephens, Smith accounted for 70 tackles, 23 tackles-for-loss and 11 quarterback sacks, while also hauling in eight receptions for 192 yards and four touchdowns at tight end … 2017 Cleveland.com defensive player of the year and all-Ohio Division I co-defensive player of the year … was also the leading scorer and rebounder for the Cleveland Heights basketball team … is the son of Michelle and Randy Smith … has two brothers, Dominique and Malik, and a sister, Kayla.