Smith Prepped To Lead Irish Linebackers As A Sophomore (VIDEO)

By Dean Pantazi - 21 Alive

March 25, 2014 Updated Mar 25, 2014 at 9:53 PM EDT

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (21 Alive) - Jaylon Smith may only be a sophomore, but he looks to be the leader of the Notre Dame linebacker corps this fall.

Smith was the third leading tackler on the Irish in his breakout freshman season, a season that taught him what it takes to lead and perform at a high level.

And if that turns him into a team leader, the former Bishop Luers Mr. Football and 21 Alive Player of the Year is ready for it.

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