USF speedster Chauncy Smart transferring
Bulls freshman speedster Chauncy Smart, who appeared destined for a redshirt season, has been granted his release and plans to focus on track at a Power Five program.
Milesplit.com first reported Smart's departure Wednesday afternoon, and he's no longer listed on USF's official roster. In a text message Wednesday evening, he said he's considering Miami, Iowa, Tennessee, Oregon and North Carolina.
"Just want to focus on track and just beenn going throughout with family and stuff," Smart said in a text message Wednesday evening. "I want to focus on track at a bigger school with better coaches."
He said his decision had nothing to do with his football experience at USF or the Bulls coaches.
"Not at all," he said.
Smart, who quit football midway through his senior season at Auburndale to focus on track, won the 100-meter dash last spring at the Class 3A meet at the IMG Academy in Bradenton. His time (10.56 seconds) was the fastest of any runner in any classification.
He originally signed a track scholarship with FSU last fall but was granted a release, and signed with the Bulls in mid-February.