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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Lecitus Smith, OL, Virginia Tech

Lecitus Smith the standout offensive lineman from Virginia Tech recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Lecitus Smith the standout offensive lineman from Virginia Tech recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Lecitus Smith
  • Position: Offensive line
  • College: Virginia Tech
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Weight: 315
  • Twitter: @Lecitus_54
  • Instagram: Cito_54

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2022 NFL Draft?

My ability to move really well at this size. I’m able mirror guys really well in the passing game.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I became interested in the sport of football when I was 8 years old.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I’m a guy that will show up and give relentless effort every single day. I will strive to outwork everyone in that locker room!

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

I would support any organization that supports child hunger.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

The best advice I’ve ever received was from uncle Curtis. When I was coming into college he told me “Remember, you don’t know anything. Go into this very open minded, be like a sponge and soak up as much information as possible. From coaches and your fellow teammates.

Who was your childhood hero?

My childhood was my dad! I feel this way because I feel like I get my grind and determination from him!

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

I’d have to say Kaden Moore or Norell Polard.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

One of my biggest pet Peeve’s are bad drivers! Especially people who don’t use their blinkers.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome

The most adversity I’ve ever faced was when I had to make the switch from tight end to offensive line. Mainly because I’ve never played offensive line prior to attending Virginia Tech.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

Virginia Tech is a special place to me because of the atmosphere and how involved the fans are with the athletes.

What is your favorite snack food?

My favorite snack food is Demet’s turtles chocolates.

What is the best part of football?

Undoubtedly, contact is the best part of football! Secondly I’d have to say the team feel of football. It take a whole team to win games.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I’m a hardworking, relentless, loyal person!

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

I know a lot of people may disagree but I’d love to compare my self to Wyatt Teller! He’s a big, physical, and nasty offensive lineman.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I’d have to say Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and Dwayne Johnson

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