August 16, 2010

Smith seeking sophomore success

Due to Mississippi State's lack of depth at wide receiver in 2009 Chris Smith was pressed into action in his rookie season in Starkville.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound former four-star prospect admits that his freshman year did not meet even his standards but is poised to have a breakout sophomore season for the Bulldogs.

"I didn't know what to expect at first," Smith said. "I didn't know it was going to be as fast. It's a little faster than it was in high school. High school was easier than college. Right now I feel more comfortable because I know what to expect. I'm very familiar with the offense. Last year I was real discouraged because I didn't know what was going on. I was just running around like a chicken with its head cut off but now I'm better because I'm experienced."

Smith appeared in 10 games and drew two starts at receiver. He hauled in three passes for 22 yards and made two special teams tackles in the Egg Bowl.

The Meridian, Miss., native spent his summer learning the offense and getting his timing down with the three quarterbacks on the MSU roster.

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