A 2018 graduate of James Bowie High School in Austin, Texas, where he played three seasons of varsity football for Head Coach Jeff Ables … Named Academic All-State honorable mention … Two-time District 14-6A First Team selection as a safety … Two-time Austin American Statesman All-CenTex Team selection as a defensive back … Selected one of the top-10 players in Austin by the Austin-American Statesman … Named to IHSFAN Magazine Top-10 Centex Team as a junior … Named the Dave Campbell Texas High School Football Scholar-Athlete of the Week … Three-time First Team Academic All-District selection … Voted team Most Valuable Player as a senior … All-around athlete who earned nine varsity letters … Named team captain as a senior … Preseason All-District safety as a senior … Concluded career with 202 tackles, six interceptions, 12 pass breakups, 11 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery … Made 91 tackles, nine tackles for loss, intercepted one pass and broke up five passes as a senior … Made a career-high 15 tackles vs. Del Valle … Made a career-high three tackles for loss vs. Lyndon B. Johnson … Led the Bulldogs to an 8-3 overall record, state playoff berth and 4-1 district record, five-game win streak as a senior … Made 101 tackles, intercepted three passes, broke up five passes and forced two fumbles as a junior … Led Bulldogs to an 11-2 record as a junior … Made 10 tackles, intercepted two passes and had two pass breakups as a sophomore … Helped guide the Bulldogs to an 8-3 record as a sophomore … Ranked the nation’s No. 233 FCS recruit by HeroSports.com … Also played varsity basketball and competed in track and field both for three seasons … Named to the District 14-6A First Team All-Area basketball team as a junior … Career-high was a 31-point performance vs. Akins in 2016 … Two-time area qualifier in the 100-meter hurdles, high jump and triple jump … Two-time regional qualifier in the high and triple jumps … High jumper in track and field with a personal-best of 6-3 … Personal bests include a 15.79 in the 110-meter hurdles, 42.31 in the 300-meter hurdles, 44-3 in the triple jump … Involved in community service activities including the Bowie PALS, Central Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels … Also worked as a Bowie Freshman Camp Counselor (2016-17).
Born Joshua Philippe Dolapo Smythe-Macaulay on July 7, 1999 in New Orleans, La. … Son of David and Ivette Smythe-Macaulay … Has a younger sister Joy … Both of his parents attended LSU … Mother was born and raised in Costa Rica before traveling to the United States for graduate school to study on full academic scholarship … Father was born and raised in Sierra Leone before traveling to the U.S. for college … Dual United States and Costa Rican citizen … Aunt Severna Crawford Simpson is a high jumper for Costa Rica … Played at same high school as current Columbia wide receiver Josh Wainwright … Nickname is Juice since there were three players named Joshua so they called him Juice and it stuck … Hobbies and interests include kayaking, astronomy, traveling, trying foreign foods and biking … Person in history he would like to meet: Nelson Mandela … Committed to Columbia on October 29, 2017 ... Chose Columbia because it gave him the best opportunity to receive a world-class education while continuing to play the sport he loves … Favorite things about Columbia are the location and diversity of the community … Selected Columbia over offers from Rice, New Mexico, Navy, Air Force, Army West Point, Sam Houston State, Houston, Fordham, Davidson, Cornell, Harvard and Princeton … Enrolled at Columbia College.