He will not do so again in 2014, as he appears ready to take the next step in his career.
Though Smith, a redshirt junior, recently said he'd likely return to the program next fall -- he has changed his mind.
It's been a pleasure Syracuse #cusenation— Jerome Smith (@RomeSmith45) December 20, 2013
The 6-foot, 217-pound Bear, Delaware native currently leads the team in rushing with 840 yards and 13 scores this fall. Should he follow through with the decision, Prince-Tyson Gulley, George Morris III and DeVante McFarlane will be the top candidates to share the load going forward. Each saw considerable work this fall, totaling a combined 1,036 yards on 197 carries, which is better than a 5-yard per carry average.
Smith graduated from the university earlier this month.
Syracuse (6-6, 4-4) takes on Minnesota (8-4, 4-4) in the Texas Bowl on December 27 at 6:00 p.m. EST.
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