The junior hopes his attributes can be used somewhere, even if Sim starts at tailback.
"If [Holgorsen] sees it in you, he'll get you the ball," Smith said. "You can transition to a receiver. Everyone will get a chance to play. We just need to learn the different positions so we know what we're doing."
Holgorsen and offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson will certainly use the team's depth at the position.
"We have Dustin Garrison, who can get around the edge real fast," Smith said. "We're glad he got his confidence back like he had his freshman year. Of course, Charles Sims gets the ball and has a burst that, really, none of us has. He's a dynamic player. Then there's Andrew Buie, who can make anyone miss in the open field. He has moves.
"I can get those extra yards when it's fourth-and-short."
Dawson said in the spring "it's a good time to be a running back at West Virginia" with a new quarterback taking over.
"It's going to be competitive all camp, day in and day out," Smith said. "With every little thing we do, eyes will be on us. We just have to continue to work hard and compete."
Smith said he hasn't been asked to play another position, like slot receiver, in order to assure his place on the field.
"As of now, no," Smith said. "But if they ever ask, I'd be willing to do it. I did it back in junior college."
He added that in junior college, his "coach put it in my head: Nothing is going to be given to you. You have to go get it."
Apparently, even if that competition is the No. 2-rated senior NFL tailback prospect.
"It's competition," Smith said. "I mean, I'm not ever going to judge a player just because he came in from another conference and, you know, he has a bunch of hype. Charles is a good player and a good person. We hang out a lot. He's done nothing but help this team out. That's what we're looking forward to."
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