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Former top recruit Saivion Smith to transfer from LSU

Former four-star LSU recruit Saivion Smith has decided to transfer after just one season in Baton Rouge.

Considered a five-star recruit by many outlets back in 2016, cornerbackĀ Saivion Smith has decided to transfer from the LSU football program.

Smith announced his intention to transfer in a post on Twitter Thursday.

“(My) parents and I have decided itā€™s in my best interest for my growth as a student athlete and young adult that I transfer from LSU,” Smith announced.

It’s not yet known why the defensive back decided to move on from the Tigers. Even after being one of the most highly sought after cornerback recruits in the nation, Smith played sparingly for LSU as a freshman. He recorded just four tackles and two passes defended in 10 games. Smith was working with the second-team defense during spring practice.

ESPN had Smith as a four-star recruit and the fourth-best cornerback in the nation heading back in 2016. Needless to say, there’s going to be a rather large amount of interest in his services as a transfer.

The IMG Academy alumn will have to sit out the 2017 season unless he decides to transfer to a non-FBS school. It’s definitely something to keep an eye on here over the next several weeks.