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On To The Next One: Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith is a 6’2, 205lb cornerback from the University of Colorado Boulder. currently projects him as the 4th best cornerback available in the 2011 NFL Draft and believes that Smith will be taken in either the 1st or 2nd round.  The Big 12 coaches voted Smith All-Big 12 First Team based on his 2010 season.  He decided to decline his invite to play in the Senior Bowl, but has been training hard for the NFL Scouting Combine.  He has also recently decided to make a switch in representation, leaving his agents at All Pro Sports and Entertainment (APSE) in favor of Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation.

Lamont Smith and Peter Schaffer of APSE must be fuming based on the recent news of being dropped for Rosenhaus.  Roughly half a year ago, APSE lost Jared Odrick (28th overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft) of the Miami Dolphins to Rosenhaus.  Furthermore, APSE is based in Colorado, where Jimmy Smith went to school, and it is not as if Smith is from South Florida – he is listed as hailing from Colton, California.  This one has to really sting.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.