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Smith Excited About New Scheme

Toryan Smith

Toryan Smith was born to play linebacker. The 6-foot, 235-pound middle linebacker made an instant impact with the Irish during fall camp last year when tales of Smith's physical play became music to the ears of Irish fans everywhere. Smith saw the field in limited action last season, and he's hoping to see a lot more of it this fall.

The path for Rome, Ga. linebacker Toryan Smith looked clear. The freshman standout had already made a statement by getting on the field his first season as both a position player and a special teams player—usually a good sign for future success—and then it all changed with the firing of then defensive coordinator and linebacker coach, Rick Minter. "I was a little uneasy when I first...

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