HIGH SCHOOL: All-state defender from Bishop Sullivan Catholic, a nationally-ranked program in Virginia Beach, Va. ... First-team All-State (Group 5A) and first-team 5A All-South Region ... Rated the No. 14 prospect in South Hampton Roads by the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot ... Three-star prospect by 247 Sports … Played for Henrico High School as a junior, when he was named Conference 11 defensive player of the year and first-team All-Metro ... Made 54 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 12 sacks as a junior ... Four-year starter and three-time all-conference selection.
PERSONAL: Full name is Akeem Aziz Smith ... Son of Albert and Angela Smith ... Born Jan. 8, 2000.