A player who played more than a nominal role in Arizona State’s 2013 offense won’t be doing the same in 2014.
The Arizona Republic is reporting that Richard Smith has decided to leave the Sun Devils and transfer out of the football program. Smith has already been granted a release from his ASU scholarship.
It appears that the wide receiver gave a hint via Twitter to at least one of his potential transfer destinations:
Airport going to Boise🐴 for this visit.—
Richard Smith (@Ricc_3) March 13, 2014
While Smith didn’t state explicitly that he was visiting Boise State, he did retweet at least three tweets that mentioned him visiting the the Broncos, including one that welcomed him to “Bronco Nation.”
Barred an unexpected appeal, the Long Beach, Calif., product would be forced to sit out the 2014 season if he lands at the FBS level and would have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015.
Smith, a three-star member of ASU’s 2012 recruiting class, was a starter for most of the 2013 season as a true sophomore, finishing fourth on the team in receptions (32) and sixth in receiving yards (276). He also had two receiving touchdowns as well as 78 yards on seven carries.