Wide receiver Deion Smith has all the makings of a future NCAA star. He is a personable social media presence and has the statistics to back up his prospect pedigree.
Smith played high school football for both Provine and Jackson Academy in Mississippi.
After weighing many offers, he is taking his talents to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to join the LSU Tigers for the 2021 season.
Deion Smith Commits to LSU
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Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Ole Miss, Oregon, and Tennessee are just some of the programs that reached out to Smith.
JSU head coach Deion Sanders reached out as well, but in the end, Ed Orgeron's team generated the strongest offer.
The Tigers won the College Football Playoff in 2019, and with the departure of important running backs and wide receivers, a role could open up for Smith relatively quickly.
Deion Smith Highlights
Smith has an exceptional combination of power and speed. He has been borderline unguardable, racking up touchdowns and trucking defenders who dared to get in his way.
He is a perpetual threat to gash the opposing team for a big play whenever he touches the ball.
In 2019, Smith was involved all around the offense as both a rusher and a pass-catcher. He totaled 1,059 receiving yards and 19 TDs, earning First-Team All-Mississippi honors. Smith also handled kickoff and punt returns, displaying his athleticism and importance to his teams.
Family is important to Smith, and he wants to reach the NFL to give his loved ones a better life. He is close with his younger brother, Daniel Smith, a fellow football prospect.
LSU football struggled in 2020's pandemic-affected season, but accruing four-star recruits like Smith only helps their chances against the SEC powerhouses.
If Smith reaches his potential, he will become a deep-ball threat for the Tigers for the next few seasons.
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