The LSU football team has lost one of its highest rated recruits from the Class of 2016.
On Thursday, cornerback Savion Smith announced that he would be transferring from the SEC powerhouse. He made the announcement on his personal Twitter page.
Smith garnered massive amounts of interest from schools across the country as a high school senior in 2016. Ranked as the no. 7 player in the state of Florida, the fifth best cornerback in the country, and the 48th ranked prospect overall all, he had his pick of any school in the nation. He committed to LSU on Feb. 24, 2015.
It is unclear what led to his decision. Smith has worked primarily with the second team defense through this spring, and it is possible that he felt he would get more playing time elsewhere. He will be forced to sit out for the entire 2017 football season as per the NCAA transfer rules.
Smith will likely have just as many options as he did when he was choosing a school the first time. He may look to for something closer to home. Coming out of the prospect factory IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, that makes FSU, Florida and Miami the likeliest destinations.
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