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.”
Newport Harbor 49, Fountain Valley 34 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed
Woodbridge 1, Corona del Mar 3 - 00:00 2nd Half - Completed
Sonora 0, Sunny Hills 2 - 00:00 2nd Half - Completed
Los Alamitos 53, Marina 35 - 08:00 4th QT - Completed
St. John Bosco 0, Santa Margarita 1 - 00:00 2nd Half - Completed
Newport Harbor 3, Los Alamitos 2 - 15:19 2nd Half - Completed
Santa Margarita 4, JSerra 1 - 00:00 2nd Half - Completed
Northwood 31, University 16 - 03:35 2nd QT - Completed
Westminster 75, Marina 55 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed
Newport Harbor 52, Marina 51 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed
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