By Tyler Stevenson
Player Profiles: Brandon Smith
Time management is crucial to being a successful student athlete. Texas State junior Brandon Smith works hard on the field as All-American return man and just as hard in the classroom.
Although Smith is a few years away from graduation, the economics major has already set goals for himself after his Bobcat playing days are done.
“I want to eventually go into real estate because everyone’s always going to want to build homes, so I think it’ll be a profitable career,” he said.
In fact, living in San Marcos these past three years have heavily influenced Smith’s career aspirations.
“Just seeing how these real estate companies make so much money off these college towns, like the Copper Beaches, makes me want to get into that,” he said.
One person who’s especially proud of Smith’s accomplishments is his mom. And although she continues to live in his home state of Alabama, she still makes it to Texas to see her son play.
“She comes to about three games a season,” he said. “She’s thinking about moving out here, but I told her she didn’t have to do all that.”
Smith said he’s enjoyed living in Texas, but the thing he misses most about Alabama is getting some good soul food. Luckily for him, he can still find his favorite food close by.
“My favorite food is pasta,” he said. “I like any type of Parmesan, fettuccine or Alfredo [pasta]. I love Italian food. ”
Beside the food, Smith said adjusting to Texas was rather easy and he’s felt right at home being a Bobcat.
“Everybody on the team is pretty cool,” he said. “The players brought me in as a family. The campus is beautiful and the campus life is fun, so I’ve loved every minute of it.”
Through all of Smith’s accomplishments on the field, he said individual accolades don’t matter. All he cares about is winning the Sun Belt Conference and helping the Bobcats capture a bowl game victory.