2013 Freshman: Played in 10 games as a backup and played most of the Indiana game, helping the Illini amass 612 total yards ... Made Illini debut against Cincinnati ... Enrolled early at Illinois and participated in 2013 spring practices.
High School: Three-star recruit by Scout and ESPN ... Earned first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference, first-team All-District, first-team All-Metro and special mention All-State honors in 2012 ... Named to the Super 25 Team by Olentangy News in Ohio ... Helped Olentangy to second round of state playoffs with 10-2 record in 2012 ... Earned two letters playing football in high school.
Personal: Son of Glen and Dawn Schmidt ... Born Feb. 8, 1995 ... Majoring in technical systems management ... Father played football at Towson State ... Brother, Garrett, played football at Dartmouth ... Biggest thrill in sports is the "feeling of game day" ... Julio Jones is his favorite athlete ... Earned Scholar-Athlete Award as a junior and senior ... Says his father and brother, Garrett, played biggest role in his athletic career, as he always wanted to follow in their footsteps.