Deerick Smith was a four-year starter for Batesville and advanced to the state playoffs his final three seasons, including a semifinal appearance as a junior. Smith was an all-state and all-conference selection as a senior and was chosen to participate in the Arkansas All-Star game. He was the runner-up in the Arkansas Class 5A East Lineman of the Year voting. Deerick B. Smith was born 3/4/89 in San Diego, Calif., the son of Shawn and Lisa Smith. Smith is planning a physical education major.