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Prior to Western Carolina: Transferred to Western Carolina from directional rival, East Carolina, where he had accepted a preferred walk-on position with the Pirates' football team ... Was a two-year starter at Swain County HS for Neil Blakenship, posting a 28-4 record with a pair of Smoky Mountain Conference championships ... Was the 2013 Smoky Mountain Conference Back of the Year ... Threw for more than 6,000 career yards including 1,932 with 23 touchdowns and three interceptions in 2013, collecting NC Preps All-State Honorable Mention honors ... Named second team All-Western North Carolina in 2012, setting a Swain single-game record with 426 passing yards breaking the mark previously held by Heath Shuler (408) ... Was a high school teammate of WCU offensive lineman, Zach Weeks, at Swain ... Set a Cherokee High record for single-season passing with 1,526 yards as a sophomore before transferring to Swain County HS.
Personal: Full name is Raymius Smith, but goes by Ray ... Is the son of Kristin and Tim Smith ... His fiance is Avery Mintz and has a daughter named Carter Smith ... Has four siblings; Kayla, Jacee, Naomi, and Jabrien.