Jacksonville DB makes verbal commitment to IU official
Tom Allen and Indiana should be in high spirits headed into the weekend. The Hoosiers added to their 2021 recruiting class by adding a talented safety to the mix.
Friday, Indiana received a verbal commitment from three-star safety Larry Smith, a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He’s the first out-of-state prospect to commit to IU in the 2021 recruiting class. Smith made his announcement with a post on Twitter.
“I will be committing to Indiana University,” Smith said on Twitter, along with a graphic. “What’s understood don’t have to be explained #GoHoosiers.”
— LJ3 🙏🏾 (@Watch_Larry) April 10, 2020
Smith is a 5-foot-10, 170-pound safety from Florida who received five offers outside of Indiana. Other schools showing interest were Arkansas State, Charlotte, Duke, North Carolina and Ole Miss.
According to 247Sports, Smith is the No. 34 safety in the 2021 recruiting class and ranks as the No. 75 player out of Florida. Overall, he’s listed as a top 600 prospect, coming it at No. 529.
Smith becomes the fifth player to commit to Indiana, but is the first non-Indiana player to verbally pledge. All four of IU’s previous commitments came from in-state prospects.