Speedster Chauncy Smart signs with USF
The Bulls received a significant -- and speedy -- late addition to their 2017 recruiting class when Auburndale High ATH Chauncy Smart signed a letter of intent.
One of the nation's top sprinters, Smart (5-foot-8, 160 pounds) announced via social media on Saturday he'll play football and run track for the Bulls. In a follow-up message to several media outlets including the Tampa Bay Times, he indicated he had signed.
If and when the announcement is confirmed by the school, Smart will become the 19th signee in the Class of 2017.
Smart, who has an all-conditions personal-best time of 10.3 seconds in the 100-meter dash, is on a visit to USF this weekend.
A three-star prospect according to 247Sports, Smart signed a track scholarship with FSU last fall but was granted a release. Originally a two-sport athlete, he quit Auburndale's football team about midway through the '16 season, presumably to stay healthy for track.
But his passion for football led to a change of heart. He is deemed a three-star football prospect by 247Sports.