Yeah, that is not an egregious typo, and you did not misread the headline.
In the biggest surprise of signing day thus far — and one that likely won’t be topped, unless Seantrel Henderson throws on a UTEP hat later on today — four-star defensive tackle Calvin Smith announced that he was signing a letter of intent to attend New Mexico. And he did it live, on national television.
(As it wasn’t a wide-angle shot, we’re unsure how many laser-guided weapons were trained at his head as he uttered the inexplicable words.)
Smith, who hails from Hialeah, Fla., had been chased by heavyweights such as Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina before opting for the Lobos. (I had a hard time not chuckling while typing that last sentence, and not because of the word “Hialeah”. Mostly.)
Apparently, his father’s relationship with New Mexico head coach Mike Locksley played a big role in Smith’s decision.
Again, a player chose the New Mexico Lobos over the defending national champions, among others. For those keeping score at home, that is the fifth sign of the apocalypse.
I’d stock up on spam post haste if I were you.