AT GEORGIA STATE: Outside linebacker in the 2018 recruiting class ... Played in one game (ULM) last season and redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Defensive standout for Scotland High School, the state runner-up in North Carolina's Class 4A … Led the team with 16 quarterback sacks to go along with 54 solo tackles, 24 of which were tackles for loss... Had an interception in second-round playoff victory ... Two-time All-Sandhills Athletic Conference ... Added 15 sacks and 22 tackles for loss as a junior.
PERSONAL: Full name is Tony Smith Jr. but goes by T.J. ... Son of Rosalin and Tony Smith Sr. ... Born Feb. 27, 2000 ... Father played football at East Carolina.