And now the senior-to-be wide receiver at Ohio State has a medal to prove that.
Smith just took third place in the high jump at the Big Ten indoor championships meet, being held this weekend in Geneva, Ohio, with a season-best clearance of 2.12 meters. He finished just 0.03 behind the champion.
It is the first medal of Smith's track career. Previously, he has told BSB why he continues to work at track -- he's also a sprinter -- despite his burgeoning football career.
"When I first did the sport, I did it just to get faster for football," Smith told BuckeyeSports.com. "Then once you start traveling and going to different places and doing different events, I started to fall in love with it. Track is a sport like no other. I just fell in love with it so much and wanted to continue it at the college level."
Among other OSU athletes at the meet, former football walk-on Julian Vann took fifth in the triple jump with a personal record of 15.52, while Timothy Faust has picked up two silver medals.