High school football: Trevan Smith making his own mark on Edmond Santa Fe program

by Jason Kersey Published: June 22, 2012
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— After Edmond Santa Fe's boys track team won the Class 6A state title in 2011, then-sophomore long jumper Trevan Smith had a phone call to make.

Trevan had finally accomplished something his wildly successful big brother hadn't, and Reggie Smith needed to know about it.

“He never won state, and I did last year,” said Trevan Smith, now entering his senior year at Edmond Santa Fe and No. 30 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list, ranking the state's top college football prospects for the class of 2013.

Eight years removed from his high school football career, Reggie Smith remains a face of the Santa Fe program.

The Wolves were Class 6A runner-up his junior year, he was a two-time Oklahoman All-State Player of the Year and went on to a successful college career at OU.

He's now preparing for his fifth NFL season, and remembers that phone call from his little brother well.

“Track is all good and dandy, but when it comes down to it, I played in the state championship football game,” Reggie Smith said with a laugh. “But I remember he was pretty excited so I was happy for him.”

Reggie Smith's name is invoked often by those around the Santa Fe program, but coach Lance Manning said it's never in comparison to Trevan.

“We allude to Reggie quite a bit as coaches and players because he's our poster child for Santa Fe football,” Manning said. “But Trevan is Trevan. We don't compare them at all and we don't talk to Trevan about that.”

As a junior, Trevan Smith accounted for over 750 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns, and intercepted four passes on defense.

He hurt his hamstring during the 2012 state track meet, though, and missed most of spring football. But that didn't stop South Dakota from offering him a football scholarship, and Manning expects more offers to flow in once he gets to some camps this summer.

The two brothers were never extremely close when Reggie was in high school because of the wide age gap. Trevan doesn't remember paying all that much attention to Reggie's high school games, but does recall getting excited when he'd hear his big brother's name called by the PA announcer after a big play.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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The Oklahoman's Super 30

Every day for the next month, The Oklahoman's high school sports staff will bring you a feature story on one of the state's top football prospects, counting down from No. 30 to No. 1 on our Super 30 recruit rankings. It begins with Saturday's featured player, No. 30 Trevan Smith of Edmond Santa Fe and will end on July 22 with the state's No. 1 college prospect. Check back every day to see who's next on the list.

No. 30: Trevan Smith

School: Edmond Santa Fe

Height: 5-9

Weight: 180

Position: WR/CB

Recruited by: Offer from South Dakota, but being looked at by several other Division I programs

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