In an effort to find explosive playmakers in the 2016 class, the Texas Longhorns turned towards Louisiana on Monday, extending an offer to Amite product Devonta Smith:
Blessed to receive an offer from Texas ! pic.twitter.com/whdop4JZp3— Devonta Smith (@Smityyy03) May 2, 2016
As a five-star prospect by 247Sports ranked as the No. 12 player nationally, Smith's recruitment is already well advanced -- he holds 20 offers from a number of national programs and released his top 10 last week:
I would like to thank all the athletic programs for the opportunity to play football at their university !— Devonta Smith (@Smityyy03) April 27, 2016
Top 10 pic.twitter.com/X3Pf1J8GfU
So Texas clearly has some ground to make up on schools that have already been recruiting the 6'1, 160-pounder for a much longer period of time. The leading contender among those 10 programs is Alabama, which holds all 13 predictions in Smith's 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions.