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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dontae Smith, RB, Georgia Tech

2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dontae Smith, RB, Georgia Tech
Dontae Smith the prolific running back from Georgia Tech recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Dontae Smith
  • Position: RB
  • College: Georgia Tech
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 198
  • Twitter: dontaeksmith6
  • Instagram: dontaeksmith

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft?

My athletic skills as running back- speed and ability to make defenders miss and break tackles. Coachable and understanding as well as my character.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?


What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I’m very good with people and very coachable.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

Public schools in America

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Control what you can control. One day everything you want will be right front of you, you better ready.

Who was your childhood hero?

My mother

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Back up Walk on QB Aidan Semo

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Not being up-front about things

Who is your favorite teacher ever?

Coach Furtaw- High school

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

A lot of deaths in my family in friends in a year in half. Also, getting benched my last year and just keep pushing through and remaining a hard-working person until my chance.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

Very traditional. Strong networking system with alum.

If you could have any franchise restaurant in your house what would it be?


What is your favorite snack food?

Fruit and sunflower seeds

What is your degree in?


If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?


If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

Austin Ekeler

What is your favorite game to play at the carnival/theme park?

Anyone with fishing or hunting

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Muhammad Ali, My grandfather, Coach Furtaw. One for advice on life and what it takes to be as great as he was, one to see again and get to know him again, one because I’m very comfortable with him and he gives advice and life lessons and does understand me in and out.

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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