BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who posted 47/272/5 on the ground as a senior, averaging 5.8 yards/carry. Also added 12/121/1 catching the ball. Junior-year rushing totals included 65/351/7 when he averaged 5.4 yards/carry.
POSITIVES: Athletic lead blocker with terrific size and athleticism. Displays good blocking vision, stays square, and clears holes in the running game. Plays with an aggressive style, buries his shoulders into opponents, and picks up yardage off initial contact when carrying the ball. Plays fast for a big man and easily moves about the field. Solid receiver out of the backfield.
NEGATIVES: Straight-line player who does not show the agility to cut the corner. Must improve his playing balance. Not quick out of his stance.
ANALYSIS: Schmitt is a hard-working prospect who has overcome a lot of adversity to get where he is in life. Possesses all the physical skills and intangibles necessary to quickly see playing time at the next level.