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Alabama redshirt sophomore defensive lineman O.J. Smith announced Wednesday morning on social media that he is transferring out of the program.

The Bossier City, La. native redshirted in 2014 and has only played in two games since the 2015 season. He came to Alabama as a four-stat prospect.

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91_righteous:
I want to thank The University Of Alabama for being home to me for the last 3 years. After talking with My family and Coach Saban I have decided to transfer and Open up Recruiting. I want to thank Coach Saban and his whole staff for helping me get better everyday and also I want to thank all of my teammates! I will never forget the bond we have and will always stay in touch!! #RollTide
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Processed, muh Alabama scholarship!
Reply2 months
Saban knows when a player will never contribute and wanted his Scholly for someone else. It is a sad but true reality in NCAA Footbal. But yeah, Saban LOVES HIS PLAYERS!
Reply2 months
Eddie Lacy had major issues out of High School, including on being way below the 2.5 needed to get into college. Alabama pulled a rabbit out of the hat to get him eligible.
Reply2 months
sounds like he fricked up.
Reply2 months
Of all the prospects that have left Louisiana for Alabama the Safety with the LSU mother Cam Robinson and Tim Williams (and he was not every down guy) are the only ones that have done anything. Cam Robinson is the only one I see that we lost out on.
Reply2 months
You should probably add Eddie Lacy to that list.
2 months
Processed. Don't show your face in Louisiana traitor.
Reply2 months
Where's the north Louisiana outrage?
Reply2 months
Yep us northern folks all the way up here in north la... so much talk of north la. as if we are 2 different states. Some of you wonder why so many recruits from way up here go to other schools
2 months
I don't get the snobbery of South Louisiana, but it doesn't help with recruiting North Louisiana. Some of you should check yourselves.
2 months
4 stat prospect? I coulda swore he was a 3 stat prospect.
Reply2 months
LINK He was 3 star
2 months
They give you that 4th or 5th star once you collect your first check from Bama.
2 months
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Reply2 months
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