Texas A&M Football: 3 All-American candidates for the 2021 season

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Texas A&M Football’s Ainias Smith is one of the most versatile players in the country

I’m not breaking news by saying Ainias Smith is one of the most versatile players in the country. In just two seasons with the Aggies, he has proven that he is one of the most electrifying athletes that has even played in College Station.

In 2021, he’ll look to fill a larger role than the past two years, hoping to cross the 1,000 yards from scrimmage mark for the first time in his career. With the way that he has progressed to this point in his career, there’s no reason that he won’t be able to do this with ease.

In his career, Smith has accumulated 1,159 yards and 13 touchdowns. Over 300 of these yards have come on the ground, while the other 800 were through the air.

The offense will be looking for playmakers in the absence of Kellen Mond. After a season that didn’t see any receivers step up as big-play guys, Smith could be that guy in the passing game and the running game.

Most recently, it was announced that he’d be working with the receivers through spring practice, but he’ll definitely be seeing reps with runningbacks as well. He’ll bolster a receiving room that desperately needs it and provide a spark to a runningback room that already has two other electric options to choose from.

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Smith will have a huge impact on this team regardless, but don’t be surprised if he develops into an All-American utility player in year three.