Smith is headed to BSU

WR Richard Smith

Former Arizona State wide out Richard Smith visited Boise State this past weekend and decided he's ready to be a Bronco.

After spending the last two seasons at Arizona State, wide out Richard Smith said he was ready for a change. He visited Boise State over the weekend and has decided to transfer to the Broncos.

"Boise State is a beautiful place and I'm very excited to be a Bronco," Smith said. "I think it's the perfect place for me to focus on my goals, get my degree and play for a great football program with a great coaching staff.

"I enjoyed my time at ASU but I just felt like I needed a change. I didn't think the offense and the play calling really fit me and my style of play. At Boise State, they plan to put me in the slot but also move me all over the field to take advantage of mismatches. They're going to put me in spots where I can win my one on one battles and then make big plays and I'm looking forward to that."

Smith will finish off the spring semester at ASU before heading to Boise State in the summer.

"I'm not sure of my exact check in date but it's sometime in the summer," Smith said. "I really can't wait to get out there. I'll redshirt this season and then I'll have two to play two. That works out well for me, I can sit back, learn the system and then be ready to go in 2015."

Smith caught 32 balls for 276 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore for ASU. He's a quick, shifty receiver with solid hands and runs well after the catch. He chose the Sun Devils over UCLA out of Long Beach Poly (Calif.) and was one of four Jackrabbit players to sign with ASU. Of the four, linebacker Salamo Fiso is only one still on the roster.

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