Devonta Smith has begun the process of narrowing down his schools, and on Wednesday he revealed he’s down to 10.
The five-star wide receiver out of Amite (La.) High School included five SEC powers in the list, including LSU, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and Mississippi State.
Baylor, Notre Dame, Florida State, Miami and Nebraska also made the cut.
Smith, rated as the nation’s No. 13 wide receiver, recently told SEC Country that he had planned on releasing his top 10 schools as he prepares for a new phase in his recruiting process. After making visits to LSU, Alabama and Florida State in the past few weeks, all schools are currently on a level playing field heading into the summer.
The 6-foot-1, 160-pounder plans on continuing to chop down his list of top schools before his senior season gets underway.
A former UGA commit, Smith has been most closely tied to Alabama and Florida State, with LSU forced to play catch up.
Smith visited Tuscaloosa, Ala., twice this spring, and was on hand for its A-Day spring game earlier this month.
The Louisiana native has also made several trips to LSU, taking in a spring practice session and a Tigers scrimmage earlier in April.
Smith expressed satisfaction with LSU’s evolving passing attack as well as his newly developed relationship with wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig. Both Craig and Ed Orgeron visited Amite High School last week to check in on the highly sought-after wide receiver.
As it stands now, everyone may be on a level playing field with Smith, but the wide receiver has made it clear what he’s looking for at the college level. He wants a pass-heavy offense and needs a strong relationship with the coaching staff.
Expect Smith to take his time with this decision. He is carefully weighing all of his options, especially as offers continue to pour in on a near-daily basis.
Sam Spiegelman covers LSU football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Tigers Stadium.