Tyreke Smith


Player profile

  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 267
  • Hometown Cleveland, Ohio
  • Last School Cleveland Heights
  • Year Junior

Ohio State Overview
• Played in 11 games as a true sophomore in 2019 and started four times
• Totaled 12 tackles and three sacks while helping Ohio State win its third straight Big Ten title
• Added five tackles for loss and three sacks
• Named a “champion” by the Ohio State coaching staff four times in 2019
• Has 21 total tackles (10 solo, 11 assisted) in 22 career games entering the 2020 season
• Put together his best statistical game vs. Maryland, finishing with three tackles and 2.0 sacks for minus 18 yards
• 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
• An OSU Scholar-Athlete who is a sport industry major

Honors & Awards
2019: OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Tyreke
• 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
• 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