Anthony Smith, freshman Minnesota DL, catching the attention of NFL scouts
Anthony Smith is one of only a couple 4-star prospects the Golden Gophers brought in for their 2022 recruiting class. He stands at 6-foot-6 and was rated as the No. 41 defensive lineman in the country and a top 350 recruit by 247 Sports.
And he’s is already turning heads in preseason camp, per Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press.
Answer: Anthony Smith, the 6-foot-6, 280-pound defensive lineman from Shippensburg, Pa.
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) August 15, 2022
Smith has a ways to go before seeing the field, despite the loss of Minnesota’s best pass rusher last season in Boye Mafe. The Golden Gophers were as solid as any team in the B1G last season on the defensive side of the ball, but lost 6 of its top 8 most tenured athletes on the defensive line.
Defensive coordinator Joe Rossi may find it difficult ignoring Smith for too long in the future, though.