Marshall’s Micahh Smith Picks Up Offer From SFA
With less than two weeks remaining until National Signing Day, Marshall senior safety Micahh Smith has picked up another Division I offer.
Smith (5-11, 185) tweeted of a scholarship opportunity doled out by Stephen F. Austin on Sunday afternoon.
The new offer is Smith's sixth from a D-I program, and fifth from an FCS school.
Smith, who played a hybrid linebacker/safety position as a senior, finished 2015 as Marshall's leading tackler. He racked up 120 stops (three for loss), had three interceptions, broke up seven passes, forced one fumble and recovered two others.
His defensive play helped the Mavericks claim a share of the District 15-5A championship with Longview and Texas High. Marshall finished last season at 11-2 and advanced to the third round of the postseason for the first time since 2009.
SFA, East Texas' largest university, has made a splash on the local recruiting scene in recent days, getting commitments from two of the area's top playmakers in the 2016 class -- Liberty-Eylau quarterback Ke'Mon Freeman and Tyler Lee quarterback/athlete Zach Hall.
The Lumberjacks, who are led by head coach Clint Conque, finished 2015 at 4-7 overall and 4-5 in the Southland Conference. SFA will open the 2016 season Sept. 3 at Texas Tech.
Smith, who owns an FBS offer from Texas State, can officially sign with the college of his choosing on Feb 3.