Before Nebraska (Crete HS)
Marcus Smith joins the Nebraska football team after helping his team to two straight Class B state championships. As a senior, Smith led his team in tackles with 76, and ranked sixth overall in Class B.
The 6-1, 195-pound linebacker anchored a defense that only allowed 197 yards per contest his senior year. Smith was named second team all-state by both the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World Herald and was a member of the South Squad for the 2008 Shrine Bowl. Smith was coached by Chuck McGinnis. Smith also won the 189-pound Class B state wrestling title in 2008.