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Devonta Smith adds Miami to his final four schools

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Talented wide receiver Devonta Smith announced that he will make his commitment decision on August 15.

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Four-star receiver Devonta Smith narrowed his list down to a four schools: Miami, Alabama, Nebraska and Mississippi State. Shockingly, LSU didn't make the cut for the Louisiana native. Smith stated that LSU's offense did not fit his style of play.

Standing 6-foot-1 and weighing close to 170 pounds, Smith is an athletic playmaker, with long arms.

In an interview with James Smith of the Times-Picayune, a New Orleans based newspaper, the Class of 2017 receiver stated that he was ready to make a decision, and move on to the next step in college football journey:

"I'm ready to put this process behind me. Honestly, I just looked at a calendar, closed my eyes and picked a date. I want to get it over before my senior season and I have a visit to Miami scheduled later this month, which should help me in my decision. I plan on taking all five of my official visits regardless, though.I'm basically down to four school. Mississippi State, Miami, Nebraska and Alabama. All of those schools have a lot to offer me, and have done a good job recruiting me."

It's important to note that Smith is taking a visit to Miami later on in the month before he makes his final choice. While Mark Richt was at Georgia, he earned a commitment from Smith. Devonta was close with former Bulldogs assistant coach Jeremy Pruitt (current defensive coordinator at Alabama) and Sam Petitto, who also accepted a position at Alabama.

Although Alabama seems like a favorite, Smith has a strong relationship with Mark Richt, built on trust. Smith revealed to the Times-Picayune that the "trust" he built with coach Richt  carried over when Richt was hired as the Hurricanes head coach. He also said that new wide receivers coach Ron Dugans has been honest and "father like":

"Trusted coach (Mark) Richt once and I feel that I can trust him again. Coach Ron Dugans is a man of his word. He is like a father figure. They have a rich program tradition and a strong history of producing wide receivers."

Alabama, Nebraska, Mississippi State and Miami fans will have to patiently wait until August 15 to see where Smith commits, but the Hurricanes faithful can take a deep breath. Hopefully Smith's upcoming  visit to The U will sway him to take his talents down to Coral Gables.