A big defensive tackle who began his career at Michigan State … 247Sports lists him as the No. 23 junior college defensive tackle prospect in the 2017 class.
Spent the 2016-17 academic year at Kennedy-King College in Chicago … Chose Oklahoma State after also being recruited by Kentucky, Syracuse, Illinois and Michigan State.
Made appearances against Air Force, Maryland and Penn State … Recorded his first career tackle vs. Maryland.
Redshirt. Selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Wyoming.
Played for coach Frank Lenti at Mount Carmel … Selected by USA Football to the 2014 U.S. Under-19 National Team to face Team Canada in the 2014 International Bowl series Feb. 7 at Maverick Stadium at the University of Texas at Arlington … Ranked among the nation’s top defensive tackles by Rivals (No. 20), Scout (No. 30) 247Sports (No. 30) and ESPN (No. 32) … Rivals listed him as a four-star prospect … Listed among the state’s top players by Rivals (No. 11), ESPN (No. 13) and 247Sports (No. 17) … Named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team … Helped lead the Caravan to back-to-back state championships (8A in 2012; 7A in 2013) … In the 2013 7A title game, the Caravan defense limited Lake Zurich to four first downs and 71 total yards …. Mount Carmel finished the season with a 13-1 record and the Caravan defense allowed just 96 points all season and produced six shutouts … Recorded 48 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss … Earned second-team all-state honors from the Chicago Tribune … Named to the Northwest Times of Indiana all-area Illinois first team … Honored on the first-team All-Catholic League … Picked up all-state special mention honors from The News-Gazette and all-area special mention honors from the Southtown Star … Named the South Bay West Coast Bowl Player of the Game after recording five sacks in the all-star game played in Redondo Beach, Calif. … Also named the South Bay West Coast Player of the Year … Committed to Michigan State after holding other offers from Arizona, Cincinnati, Duke, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, North Carolina State, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Purdue, Syracuse, Tennessee, Toledo and Western Michigan.
Enoch Smith Jr. was born Dec. 25, 1995 … Son of Enoch Smith Sr. and Talisha Smith.
"Enoch was a highly-touted guy coming out of high school. He’s gone through a transition of transferring and sitting out for a year, so I think he’s a guy that’s hungry for success and he’ll be a nice addition to our team and will bring some maturity."
-- Defensive Line Coach Joe Bob Clements