TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State receiver Richard Smith has been granted release from his scholarship and will explore transfer options, an ASU source confirmed Thursday.
Smith's release had apparently been in the works for a while, and Smith indicated on his Twitter account Thursday morning he was visiting Boise State. Reached by text, Smith said he's also looking at San Jose...
At Arizona State's first spring practice in March, coach Todd Graham openly pined for the group of wide receivers he'd signed in his second recruiting class.
"I can't wait to get the five guys we signed in here," Graham said. "We don't have very many."
Now that those five wideouts have arrived, it appears Graham is getting just what he had hoped...
Since Arizona State wrapped up its 2012 season and began looking toward 2013, a good deal of the discussion has focused on a much-anticipated crop of new wide receivers, a group expected to bolster the Sun Devils' biggest offensive weakness.
But there a few capable receivers returning, and sophomore Richard Smith may be best positioned among them to win a starting job this season...
This is the fourth in a series of reports reviewing Arizona State's spring camp and where the team stands heading into the summer.
422: Offensive line
425: Defensive line
429: Offensive backfield
On the first day of spring practice, Arizona State coach Todd Graham made his greatest concern pretty obvious as the Sun Devils prepped for the summer.
It's no secret that despite an overall explosive ASU offense in 2012, the Sun Devils' wide receivers were often criticized for their performance. Then true freshman, Richard Smith, was one of the lone bright spots of that group but knows he has to further improve to truly entrench himself as a starter.