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Luers' Smith preseason all-american

Bishop Luers senior linebacker Jaylon Smith was named to the 2012 Preseason All-USA team, announced by USA Today on Thursday.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Notre Dame recruit was one of 12 players (and one of two linebackers) named to the defense.

Smith also plays running back for the three-time defending Class 2A state champion Knights and is ranked as the third-best football player in the nation in the class of 2013 by

He has also been mentioned as a leading candidate for Indiana's Mr. Football award, given out at the end of the season to the state's top prep football player.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.