Redshirt freshman tight end Alex Smith has been dismissed from the University of Kentucky football team for a violation of team rules, UK spokesman Tony Neely said Tuesday.
Smith was the highest-ranked member of UK's 2010 recruiting class. Rivals.com listed him as a four-star prospect and the nation's No. 11 tight end coming out of Cincinnati's Lakota West High School.
Smith was expected to challenge for playing time as a true freshman last fall but struggled to make an impact and was redshirted. He entered spring practice listed at No. 7 on a crowded depth chart.