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Smith Adapting Well To New Surroundings

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The Florida Gators got a late recruiting gift with lots of Division 1 experience when former All-Mountain West Conference cornerback Ryan Smith transferred in from Utah to play for his old coach. Smith took advantage of a brand new NCAA rule that allows a player that earned a bachelor's degree and still has eligibility remaining to transfer to another school without sitting out.

Smith made all-conference as a redshirt freshman at Utah but when Coach Urban Meyer left for Florida and took secondary coach Chuck Heater with him to Florida, things changed in Salt Lake City. A new defensive coordinator wanted bigger, more physical corners and that put Smith on the sideline quite a bit. He was prepared to transfer to a Division I-AA or Division II school to play while pursuing...

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