|2 Xavier Smith|
Will open first campaign on ECU's active roster vying for a spot on the defensive two-deep in the secondary ... Expected to serve as a primary special teams contributor in an effort to gain additional reps ... Experienced a limited role during the spring scrimmage schedule - did not record any statistics ... Produced a bench press of 260 pounds, a vertical leap of 28" and a broad jump of 9'8" during an abbreviated spring strength and conditioning testing period.
2013: Redshirted during true freshman campaign ... Valued member of the scout team, helping prepare pass-oriented offensive unit on a weekly basis ... Inked with the Pirates in February.
High School: Played his senior season for head coach Rod Sink at Wakefield High School after opening prep career at Wake Forest-Rolesville as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Listed as a three-star recruit and the 47th-best prospect in the state of North Carolina according to ESPN.com ... A key part of a Wolverines' squad that posted an 11-2 overall mark and a 6-1 4A Cap Eight record in 2012 ... Posted 60 stops and netted three interceptions as a senior ... WHS advanced to the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4AA playoffs before falling to Garner Magnet ... Earned Cap Eight First-Team All-Conference honors ... Tallied 45 tackles, seven pass breakups and one blocked kick as a junior at Wake Forest-Rolesville ... Helped the Cougars to an 11-3 record (6-1 in 4A Cap Eight play) in 2011 by contributing to a defense that allowed only 19.6 points per game ... Stood ninth among all Cap Eight tacklers during junior campaign ... Part of a Rolesville program that rolled to a 14-1 mark (6-0 league) in 2009 during freshman year, suffering only loss to Jack Britt in the state semifinals ... Participated in the 2011 Under Armour Combine and the 2010 Schuman's National Underclassmen Combine in Durham and received the DB MVP award ... Rated as the No. 8 athlete at the Nike combine in Charlotte ... Also earned track letters at Rolesville as a 400-meter specialist ... Reportedly was timed at 4.51 in the 40-yard dash during prep testing.
Personal: Full name is Xavier LaMont Smith ... Born November 19, 1994 at Charlotte, N.C. ... Major is criminal justice ... Earned ECU Honor Roll designation for successful work in the classroom during his first semester on campus (fall of 2013).