Three-star wide receiver Derrick Smith announced his commitment to USC football’s class of 2017 Wednesday afternoon, then promptly de-committed.
UPDATE: Smith deleted the tweet announcing his commitment while Scout’s Gerard Martinez indicated that he has recanted his pledge.
Derrick Smith, a three-star receiver out of Trinity Christian Academy in Florida, committed to USC on Twitter.
At 6-2, 186 pounds, Smith is the No. 105-ranked receiver for the 2017 class, according to the 247 Sports composite ratings. He has thrived as a receiver but also plays on the defensive side of the ball as a safety, giving him the versatility that USC seems to have targeted in the past few recruiting cycles.
Smith has offers from North Carolina, Kentucky, Cincinnati and Utah, but he pulled the trigger on committing to USC just hours after receiving a scholarship offer from the Trojans.
The commitment gives USC a fourth commit for 2017 along with Bishop Gorman four-star safety Bubba Bolden, Rancho Cucamonga four-star cornerback Thomas Graham and Summit four-star running back Stephen Carr.
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Graham and Carr both re-opened their commitment earlier this January. However, the two remain soft verbal commits to the Trojans.
USC’s 2016 class is just two weeks from completion with 14 commits and six spots that need filling before Signing Day. However, there is no shortage of receiver talent incoming with Michael Pittman and Josh Imatorbhebhe already on campus while Tyler Vaughns, Trevon Sidney and Velus Jones are committed as well.
Considering USC’s wealth of prospects at receiver, Smith’s versatility could serve him well if his future turns towards the defensive once he gets to the college level.