Class of 2016 linebacker Rashad Smith has flipped back to Florida Atlantic, according to multiple media reports. He was committed to FAU until Jan. 24, when he changed his commitment to Syracuse. On National Signing Day on Wednesday, Smith switched back to the Owls.He signed his letter of intent to play for Florida Atlantic, officially ending his recruitment. Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Safety/OLB Rashad Smith flips commitment from Florida Atlantic to SUSyracuse football recruiting: What to know about Syracuse’s Class of 2016Syracuse football recruiting: Track the Class of 2016 Published on February 3, 2016 at 9:41 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Rashad Smith of #Homestead signing his NLI for @FAU_football. pic.twitter.com/I8Vv6yPunn— Chris Green Photo (@ChrisGreenPics) February 3, 2016AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSmith’s decommitment from Syracuse bumps the Orange’s 2016 class down to 21 members. So far, 16 players have signed their paperwork to officially join SU. Syracuse’s class is now down to three linebackers — Andrew Armstrong, Kenneth Ruff and Tim Walton — all of whom have signed their National Letter of Intent.Homestead (Florida) High School’s Smith was ranked with three stars and as the 139th best outside linebacker in the 2016 class. Comments
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers in Iowa finally got a break in the weather last week to catch up on planting, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the state remains significantly behind average seasons in crop development.The USDA reported Monday that Iowa farmers have now planted 93% of the corn crop, about three weeks behind the five-year average.For soybeans, the Iowa crop is 70% planted, about 17 days behind the average for this time of year.