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4-star WR Devonta Smith Takes In FSU Visit

4-star wide receiver Devonta Smith enjoyed his second visit to Tallahassee

Amite (La.) 4-star wide receiver Devonta Smith is the top wide receiver in Louisiana. He took his second visit to Florida State on Saturday, and came away very impressed with what the Seminoles have to offer.

"It was long," Smith said. "It's a good place to be. Talking to coach Fisher, he's a good man. Talking to coach Sanders, he's a good man. Him being familiar with the area that I'm from and knowing where I come from and knowing how things are where I'm at."

Smith visited Florida State last summer, and wanted to get back and visit again.

"Really just the tradition that they have and me wanting to get more familiar with the place," Smith said. 

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher made sure that Smith knew he was a wanted man.

"How much he really liked me, and it would be really good if I could be a part of the 2017 class."

Florida State had been interested in Smith for a while, but some recent footage of him at a 7-on-7 pushed them over the edge.

"The 7-on-7 showcase in Louisiana," Smith said. "They saw it and a lot of my film got out there and they liked what they saw. They just had to offer me."

Getting a Florida State offer meant a lot to Smith because of the tradition that the Seminoles have.

"The tradition of Florida State and being who they are," Smith said.

Florida State landed 4-star cornerback Kyle Meyers out of Louisiana in 2016, and that could help the Seminoles with Smith.

"Them being here when I come, I know i'll have someone that I know," Smith said. "Me and Kyle are close. I know he'll show me how things are and how things are going here.

The 6-foot, 155-pound receiver is the No. 8 receiver and No. 46 player overall in the 2017 Scout 300. 

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