Devonta Smith, one of the nation’s most heralded wide receiver recruits, has postponed his college announcement because of severe flooding near his Amite High School in Louisiana.
As reported by SEC Country, Smith and his high school coach, Zephaniah Powell, announced that they would not hold Smith’s commitment announcement as scheduled at 6:30 PM CST on Monday because of the widespread flooding laying siege to Tangipahoa Parish, which includes Amite High.
“Devonta is moving it because of the flooding in our area,” Powell told SEC Country. “He is more concerned with that than anything.”
Of the decision on his future, Powell is expected to choose between Alabama and Miami, in particular because of Hurricanes coach Mark Richt; Smith previously committed to Georgia when Richt was still the coach in Athens and decommitted when Richt was fired. He is also considering his childhood favorite, LSU.
Now he’ll get at least a few more days to think about his decision, which may or may not have an impact on where he ends up. Only one man knows the answer to that question, and he’s not saying anything until the flooding eases and he finally gets to make his announcement.