Mater Dei linebacker Jed Smith was the Orange County football defensive player of the year for the 2015 season.
That likely will be the last football award of any type he will receive.
Smith’s football days almost certainly are over, today’s national letter of intent signing day proved – Smith signed with Army for wrestling.
He has been ranked No. 1 in Orange County wrestling at 182 pounds. Smith, 5-foot-9, medaled in the CIF State Meet last year.
Is he tempted to try out for the football team at West Point?
“No,” said Smith on Wednesday at Mater Dei’s letter of intent signing event at the school’s Meruelo Events Center. “I’m just going to focus on wrestling.”
West Point long has been a goal for Smith.
“I’m extremely excited,” he said. “This has been a dream of mince since fourth grade. I’ve always thought it would be right place for me.”
Mater Dei 6, St. John Bosco 14 - 03:31 2nd QT - In Progress
Yorba Linda 27, Foothill 3 - 11:00 4th QT - In Progress
Servite 21, Orange Lutheran 28 - 00:00 2nd QT - In Progress
Los Alamitos 62, Fountain Valley 7 - 02:06 2nd QT - In Progress
Aliso Niguel 3, Capistrano Valley 22 - 00:00 2nd QT - In Progress
Trabuco Hills 0, Mission Viejo 56 - 05:29 2nd QT - In Progress
El Dorado 20, El Modena 34 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed
Rancho Alamitos 15, Garden Grove 33 - 00:51 4th QT - Completed
Huntington Beach 27, Newport Harbor 8 - 02:00 3rd QT - Completed
Kennedy 0, Tustin 30 - 12:00 3rd QT - Completed
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