Class of 2017 wide receiver Devonta Smith has been quiet since de-committing from UGA early in January.
However, that doesn’t mean his recruitment has also been in a standstill.
Louisiana’s No. 4 prospect, Smith named Alabama, Ole Miss and Miami as his top three schools early on in the process.
One noticeable school absent from his top three was LSU, but he wouldn’t rule out the Tigers’ chances at sneaking back in.
“It would depend,” Smith told SEC Country. “They have to open up their offense.”
That could ultimately lead to four-star prospect changing his mind, he acknowledged.
Smith’s recruitment has been handled by LSU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond.
While Smith does spent some time at defensive back at Amite High School (La.), he envisions himself playing wide receiver at the next level.
“I don’t really talk to LSU that much, but I do talk to Coach Raymond. That’s it,” he said. “They’re looking at me at wide receiver, and I prefer wide receiver.”
Smith’s top three of Alabama, Ole Miss and Miami seems fitting.
Smith’s teammate, Joshua Perry, was once committed to the Crimson Tide, and close friend Shyheim Carter signed his letter of intent with Alabama earlier in the week.
The 6-foot-1, 155-pounder is also a fan of Ole Miss’ spread offense, while his relationship with now-Miami coach Mark Richt dates back to his commitment to UGA.
“Alabama is really just Alabama,” Smith said. “Alabama is opening up their offense more, and I see myself fitting in there. Ole Miss, I like the program and how things are coming along. I see myself fitting there, too.”
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