4-star RB Daylan Smothers sets decision date; will Hollywood come to the ACC?

Running back Daylan Smothers, one of the most explosive recruits in the country, will announce his college decision on July 14. Smothers, who is known by the nickname “Hollywood,” is a 4-star recruit in the 2023 class.

According to 247 Sports composite rankings, Smothers is a Top 10 prospect in the state of North Carolina — he plays for West Charlotte — and a Top 10 running back prospect for the 2023 cycle.

Currently, Oklahoma projects as the favorite to land Smothers; he took an official visit to Norman in early June. Head coach Brent Venables and running backs coach DeMarco Murray led OU’s recruitment for Smothers.

Subsequently, Smothers took official visits to two ACC programs that are also in hot pursuit: NC State (June 16) and Florida State (June 24). NC State’s recruitment is led by Tim Beck and Joker Phillips, another talented recruiter.

Florida State, meanwhile, has David Johnson, its recruiting coordinator and running backs coach, is the lead man for Smothers.

Smothers took an official visit to Penn State in the middle of June, too.

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