Wagoner’s Isaac Smith: “Champion of the Month” - Presented by Kevin Grover Buick and GMC
When defining the laws of gravity, Isaac Newton proclaimed, “What goes up must come down.” Perhaps those same words now apply when evaluating the football skills of Isaac Smith of Wagoner.
Standing 6-foot-6 and tipping the scales at 235 pounds, the talented senior continues to dominate play from his defensive end position for the Bulldogs. In the first 10 games, Smith has totaled 68 tackles, 13 for loss including 11 quarterback sacks and 28 pressures of the opposing signal caller to help lead his team to a number one ranking and unbeaten record. You could say the Wagoner standout is enforcing the powers of gravity in his own style. After all, his favorite subject in the school classroom is science.
“Isaac checks all of the boxes for a Power 5 player. Size, speed, strength, character, academics, attitude,” said Wagoner head coach Dale Condict “He’s been an absolute joy to coach and watch develop. Without hesitation, he’s one of the most dominant defensive players I have ever coached.”
So it’s little wonder that Smith defined himself in three words, smart, dedicated and strong.
“As a person and a football player, the most important character trait to me is to be dedicated,” confirmed Smith, whose favorite player is NFL standout JJ Watt. “To me it means get it done, no excuses.”
In addition to drawing the double team scheme’s from the opposing coaches on Wagoner’s schedule, the personal traits and talents of Smith, who also maintains a 3.6 GPA, convinced college recruiters that his style of play would easily transfer success to the next level. And, after multiple offers, Smith has verbally committed to Texas Tech University.
As number-19 and his teammates continue their quest to a storybook ending to the 2020 football season and winning the Class 4A state champions, Isaac Smith is following his dream.
“We have to be strong, mentally and physically. Stick with the game plan, put in the time and effort to work hard every day because nothing is going to come easy,” said Smith. “That’s what being a Wagoner Bulldog means to me.”