Each and every five-star signee a school lands always arrive to school with an enormous amount of hype. More often than not, these players cannot immediately live up to the massive attention they have received during the recruiting process. With that being said, 6-foot-6, 313-pound Tennessee freshman Trey Smith may be an exception to that logic.

Following the first few weeks of spring football, Smith has done more than look the part and is in the running to potentially start up front for a Tennessee team without any drastic holes in its offensive line. While offensive linemen Coleman Thomas, Chance Hall, Venzell Boulware, and Brett Kendrick have all been limited during camp, Smith’s presence has helped ease those absences.

Check out Smith taking on junior defensive lineman Jonathan Kongbo in this Circle of Life drill. Keep in mind Kongbo (on the right) is 6-foot-6, 270-pounds.

That’s offensive line coach Walt Wells jumping in showing off his excitement at the end. His job should be much easier with Smith on the field this fall.

So far, it looks like it will be tough for Tennessee to keep Smith off the field in 2017. Could he be a Day One starter on Rocky Top?

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