Played for Ray Hardin at Dodge County ... 2006 32nd-round draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals ... All-State selection as a senior ... Hit .391 with 15 doubles and eight home runs while driving in 53 as a junior ... 2005 All-Region ... 2005 & 2006 All-Middle Georgia selection ... Rated in the Baseball America Top 300 Class of 2006 ... Participated in the 2005 Perfect Game National Showcase at Turner Field, the East Coast Professional Showcase in Wilmington and the Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif. ... Played for the Georgia Stars and hit .409 with 28 stolen bases in the summer of 2005 ... Four-sport athlete in football, basketball, baseball and track ... First Team All-Middle Georgia as a receiver in football ... Graduated with a 3.9 GPA.
PERSONAL Ross Allan Smith ... Son of Roger and Carol Smith ... Has a sister, Andi Fordham (26) ... His father, Roger, played baseball at Florida State and is currently a scout for the St. Louis Cardinals while his mother, Carol, is a high school basketball coach ... Major: Physical Education.