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BREAKING: Freshman Wide Receiver Chauncy Smart Decides to Transfer from USF

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The two-sport star said he will focus solely on his track career.

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Almost eight months to the day after committing to the USF football, freshman wide receiver Chauncy Smart has decided to transfer from the school to “focus strictly on track”, The Daily Stampede has learned.

Mile Split US had the news first today of Smart’s decision.

We spoke with Smart through his Twitter direct messages tonight to get a better understanding of why he made the choice to leave the Bulls.

Smart graded out as the best player at the 2016 Nike+ Football Ratings day, and earned offers from several schools, including Michigan State and West Virginia.

How does this make any sense? Smart is transferring to focus solely on track, but USF head coach Charlie Strong— who may not even be this time next year— blocked him from going to any American Athletic Conference school, as well as Illinois and Georgia Tech. Why those schools? According to Smart, it’s because the Bulls play those teams next year. In football. Not track.

These are Smart’s top ten schools as of right now. Seems legit... wait, is that University of Texas at El Paso and University of Texas at San Antonio? Well, OK.

Smart was a one-time FSU commit for track, so it’s interesting to not see them in his top 10.

Smart won the 2017 FHSAA 3A State Championship in the 100 meters. He was ranked as the number one sprinter in Florida and third in the nation.

Good luck Chauncy, wherever you go next.