17 HS FB SS-p5 dk : Tucson High School quarterback Shakir Smith (SHAKIR SMITH) throws the ball during the game against Sunnyside High School in the third quarter on October 16, 2009 in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Dean Knuth/Arizona Daily Star *NO MAGS/NO SALES/MANDATORY CREDIT* Ref # 146824 Dean Knuth

The preseason high school football All-Southern Arizona team continues today with No. 14 on our list of 22 players. Check out a video clip on KVOA (Channel 4) tonight at 5:30 and 10. The team was chosen by the Arizona Daily Star and the staff at KVOA and will be revealed daily through Aug. 22.

SHAKIR SMITH • QB • 6-1, 165 • Tucson, SENIOR

• Who he is: Electrifying at times as a junior, what Shakir Smith lacked in maturity he often made up for with athleticism. With another year of seasoning, Smith's decision-making abilities could make him the top QB in Southern Arizona. He was selected as the 5A Southern Region's first-team all-region QB as a junior, beating out Ironwood Ridge's Tyler D'Amore.

• Proof he's good: The epitome of a dual threat at quarterback, Smith threw for 1,137 yards and nine touchdowns, and ran for another 488 and five scores. Besides Canyon del Oro's Ka'Deem Carey, there is not a smoother offensive threat in Southern Arizona.

• What makes him special: Aside from calling plays for the Badgers, Smith is also a nationally ranked point guard on the basketball court. ESPN lists Smith as the 75th-best point guard prospect for the class of 2011, noting his quickness and exceptionally long wingspan.

Casey Crowe

On StarNet: Follow the High School Preseason All-Southern Arizona football team at go.azstarnet.com/allstars


• What: Day 14 - Shakir Smith

• When: 5:30 and 10 p.m.

• TV: Channel 4