James Smith
James Smith

Player Profile

Phoenix, AZ

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190




An excellent all-around athlete who made the switch from wide receiver to safety during the spring and has the defensive coaches gushing about his potential ... brings an aggressive style of play to the field, combined with good size and speed ... only needs to become more familiar with Cal's defensive system ... could also see time as a kick returner this fall ... 2000 ... saw limited action at wide receiver during the season ... caught one pass, a 12-yarder for a touchdown early in the third quarter of the Utah opener ... 1999 ... redshirted the 1999 season while learning the wide receiver position after playing as a running back in high school.

High School/Personal: A member of the SuperPrep All-Far West team as the No. 73 overall prospect ... also a member of the Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report All-Far West team as the No. 85 prospect ... rushed for 1,621 yards on 204 carries (7.9 average) and 17 TDs en route to earning first team all-state honors ... the state high hurdles champion as a junior and senior with a 13.95 time, one of the best in the nation ... also won the 300 hurdles as a senior, after finishing second in the as a junior ... finished second in the state in the long jump (22-1) as a junior ... offered a track scholarship by Wisconsin ... an excellent student who plans to major in business at Cal ... recruited by Arizona, ASU, Colorado State before choosing Cal ... lists cliff jumping among his hobbies ... parents are William and Saffie Claye and are originally from Sierre Leone in Africa ... earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors in 2000 ... born June 28, 1981 in Reading, England.

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