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Smith still likes Sun Devils

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CARSON, Calif. - Like his Long Beach (Calif.) Poly teammates, Richard Smith remains committed to Arizona State but is clear that he wants to take other official visits with Oregon State and Boise State being possible destinations.
Smith, a 5-foot-8, 160-pound wide receiver and cornerback, said the Sun Devils still lead in his recruitment mainly because he likes the coaching staff a lot and also enjoyed his visit to Tempe earlier this spring.
He offered no promises though that he'll sign with Arizona State and said he will consider all options before making a final decision.
"I'm still fully committed, I'm still planning to go there and I have high expectations for them," Smith said Thursday at the Big Man on Campus Under the Lights 7-on-7 tournament. "Basically, I still want to go there.
"The coaching staff there isn't pressuring us. They want us of course but they're not forcing us. They still talk to us like two or three times per week and make sure we still want to go there but they're not forcing us."
Smith along with Long Beach Poly wide receivers Randall Goforth and Josiah Blandin and linebacker Salamo Fiso have all committed to Arizona State but all four are considering other programs.
During a trip there in the last few months, Smith said he really fell in love with Arizona State's facilities. It was one of the main reasons why he committed.
"It's a really nice facility out there and I like it a lot," Smith said. "Plus they throw to their receivers a lot and I like that."
The four-star prospect is camping at UCLA on Sunday and he recently picked up a new offer from Boise State. Rated as the No. 47 wide receiver in the 2012 class by Rivals.com, Smith said Oregon State has also started to show more interest.
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