- Wide receiver
- 175 lbs
- Dr. SEC Recruiting Ranking
- 247 Composite Ranking
- High School
- Provine High School (MS)
- Current Team
- LSU Tigers
Scouting Report: (3/26/2020) Deion Smith is a fantastic wide receiver prospect with good height and a frame that could support an extra 20lbs when in a college strength and conditioning program. He is both quick and smooth off the ball and he gets downfield in a hurry. He is one of those players that continues to get faster and faster the further he goes down the field.
He is deceptively quick and uses his wingspan to subtly nudge his way through tight coverage. He does a nice job from the slot navigating soft spots in coverage and knows how to settle into voids. He is more of a run and catch guy as a vertical target at this point in his career but that might be because he can’t be stopped at the high school level.
Deion is very difficult to defend in the red zone and presents a huge problem for smaller corners who try to cover or tackle him. He is one of the best in the 2021 class at tracking the ball while it’s in the air and he possesses excellent body control. He pulls the ball out of the air and can go up and highpoint the 50/50 ball with good leaping ability and strong hands. Despite routinely facing double teams and over the top coverage, he still comes down with the ball due to his body position and leaping ability.
Deion has the skill set to develop into an All-SEC wide receiver if he continues to add to his route running tree and gain the needed weight to block on the perimeter.