Saivion Smith has picked a destination for his next stop.
The former LSU cornerback and one-time highly touted prospect out of Florida will transfer to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, a source close to the player told The Advocate on Monday night.
Smith, a freshman last season who saw significant late-season playing time, will get to play immediately this season at MGCCC, a junior-college program in Perkinston, Mississippi. He'll be eligible to move on to a major college after graduating.
Smith stunned many around the LSU football program with news of his transfer two weeks ago. He was expected to challenge for significant playing time this year. He competed with junior and projected starter Kevin Toliver during spring practice, playing behind him and at times finding himself on the field when the Tigers were in the nickel (five-defensive back) formation.
A St. Petersburg, Florida, native, Smith enrolled early at LSU last January, arriving as a five-star rated prospect out of IMG Academy. Scout.com ranked Smith as the No. 1 cornerback in the 2016 class and, arguably, the biggest get in what became coach Les Miles' final group of signees.
It took a few games, but Smith developed into a player the Tigers relied upon late. He played in the final seven games of his freshman year, usurping an injured Toliver down the stretch.