Two Fold Decision for Smith

Much has been made about the value of the two sport athlete. Pensacola, Florida standout Sawyer Smith is what most college programs are looking for in a prospect who could star on two fields of play. With offers from the SEC to play either baseball of football, Smith still has some thinking to do in regards to his college future.

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Smith has been a prospect in demand on both the diamond and the gridiron. While serious baseball attention came early, Smith is just beginning to put his offer list together when it comes to football.

"Southern Miss was the first school to offer me in football," the Tate High School standout reported. "Mississippi State had already been writing me even before Southern Miss offered. I was getting a lot of the same letters that everybody else gets, but then things started getting more serious. I sent them my film and then about three days later they offered me."

The option to be a Bulldog got Smith's attention.

"Mississippi State seems like a great school and a great program," Smith said. "I don't know that much about the campus, but I plan on getting up there in April and visiting with my family. I play baseball too, so I have to schedule everything around that. I can't always go to everything, because of my schedule."

Smith is currently committed to Alabama to play baseball, but he reveals that his recruitment is not completely over.

"Yes, I am committed to Alabama, but I am still looking at all of my options right now," Smith said. "I want to wait and see what all happens and then do what is best for me."

While many other prospects drawing interest in both sports would try to play both on the next level, Smith reports that his college future will be all or nothing.

I am either going to play football 100% or I am going to play baseball 100%," Smith deadpanned. "I am not going to one of those guys who tries to do both. If you play football and you're the quarterback, then you need to be there for everything. I don't want to be there 75% of the time. I feel like you need to be there and show that you're totally committed. I feel like that's how you build trust with your teammates."

There is still some time for deliberation. Smith plans to take in some campus visits and spend some time speaking with college coaches before making a decision in a few months.

I definitely want to have all of this behind me before my senior season starts," Smith said. "I feel like my team has a chance to be really good this year and I don't want anything to be a distraction. I want to have my mind made up before all of that, so I plan on making my decision this summer and then that will be it."


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