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Jaylon Smith out of the shadows

Once known as Ohio State RB Rod Smith's brother, Jaylon makes name for himself

Originally Published: April 9, 2012
By Jared Shanker | ESPN RecruitingNation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- As he made his way home from a celebratory meal following the biggest win of his career at the time, Jaylon Smith could not wait to see his brother. He was the person he wanted to talk to most.

Rod was nowhere to be found, though. He had not come home. There was just no way he was going to let little brother, Jaylon, a freshman, rub Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers' 14-8 win over heated rival Paul Harding in his face. Jaylon played linebacker as the Luers defense bottled ...

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