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BamaFan107
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Lettttttttttt’s Gooooooooooooo!!!


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My2Bits
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YeaaaaaaaH!! Welcome. Hope he is as good as advertised.
Another Devonta Smith. Let's go.


seanpendleton10
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Booooommmmm!!
This question is for the guru's, where do you think he will end up in the final rankings?


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Captain Crown
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Love that edit. Nice get boys


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T Rich3
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Smith is Shaun Alexander’s first cousin:

BREAKING: Alabama lands red-hot CB Devonta Smith
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Alabama strikes again, this time landing four-star cornerback Devonta Smith from Cincinnati (Ohio) La Salle. Smith recently de-committed from Ohio State before announcing his news on Monday evening via his Instagram account.

“Alabama has always been my dream school and somewhere I’ve always wanted to go and compete with the best and get coached by the best,” Smith said. “And also get my degree from, spend my four years there.”

Smith has never taken an actual visit to Tuscaloosa. He has been to a game, so he’s familiar with the atmosphere. Plus, he’s done a virtual visit with the staff this offseason. Once Nick Saban came calling, though, there wasn’t much recruiting UA had to do.

“I can’t even lie to you. Bama has always been my dream school,” he said. “I’ve always looked up to Coach Saban. He’s my idol. He’s the best ever to do it in my eyes and I’m pretty sure everyone else’s eyes, too. There really wasn’t much of a pitch. His resumé puts it out there for you. There’s nothing he promised me or nothing he can promise me. I’m going to go in there and put my head down and go to work like I always do. I’ve never been handed nothing in my life and I don’t plan to get anything handed to me now. I’m going in to work for everything I need and want.”

Smith actually has a unique tie to the Crimson Tide in that he’s is first cousins with former star Tide running back Shaun Alexander. Saban actually turned to Alexander in the recruiting process.

“What was crazy was my cousin Shaun, he didn’t even know I had an offer from Alabama,” Smith said. “The first time I ever spoke to Coach Saban he actually called Shaun and told him he needed me to be on his team and needed me to be a part of Roll Tide. (He said) The leadership skills and my talent and everything that I bring would bring up the team’s potential.”

Tide fans need not worry about Smith changing his mind again.

“I’m fully committed,” Smith said.

At 6-foot, 185 pounds Smith is rated the No. 30 cornerback and the No. 400 overall player in the country, per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. 247Sports rates Smith a four-star recruit and the No. 23 cornerback in the country.

With the commitment, Alabama jumps to within the top 20 in the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings.


TidalSurge1
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" Roll Tide! ~ Roll Tide! ~ Roll Tide! ~ Roll Tide! "

Welcome aboard!!
This post was edited on 6/29 at 7:12 pm


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Monty80
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Big Time pickup.


mistaken4193
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Nice. I hope he is as good as the other Devonta Smith


tider04
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Told y’all there were some rumblings... ;)


saban n bear
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Why is he a 3-Star? He looks really good. Any chance he moves up?


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TidalSurge1
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Devonta Smith a 3-star because rivals sux. He's way underrated. Likely to be ranked a lot higher after his senior season. Bama's staff likes him better than the #1 CB Tony Grimes
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Carlton
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Bama's staff likes him better than the #1 CB Tony Grimes


I'm going to need a signed affidavit from the Bama staff on this intel

Excited to have "the second coming" aboard. Roll Tide Devonta.
This post was edited on 6/29 at 9:54 pm


TidalSurge1
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That's straight from Tim Watts. Bama hasn't really gone after Grimes.

BREAKING POD: Tide goes back to Ohio for cornerback commitment
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Alabama's momentum on the recruiting trail continued Monday night, as the Crimson Tide landed a commitment from cornerback Devonta Smith. Join BOL publisher Tim Watts and senior analyst Travis Reier as they discuss the addition of Smith from every angle and look ahead to which prospect(s) might be next up on the UA commitment list.

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TidalSurge1
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If Dallas Turner, Brock twins, Koolaid and Jason Marshall commit in July that would put our class score at 268.61, ranked #2, with 14 commits and five 5-stars.
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Tide or Die87
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It seems a lot of schools don't have Grimes as their first choice as CB. Pretty sure I saw an Ohio State analyst say something similar about him not being first in their board.


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Carlton
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Then you can ask Tim to get me the paperwork before the holiday weekend. . Really like the way things are shaping up.


TidalSurge1
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Click on the podcast link above and you can probably ask him about it in the comments.
This post was edited on 6/30 at 7:21 am


Carlton
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Done! Now just to get ready for the long weekend.
This post was edited on 6/29 at 11:02 pm


TidalSurge1
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Shaun Alexander @shaunalexander · 3h

Bama world welcome my cousin to A.L.A.B.A.M.A. @AlabamaFTBL @UofAlabama #WhereLegendsAreMade #RollTide



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crimsontater
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Trenton GA
Member since Dec 2009
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ok, i see why saban and company like d smith2. i bet if given half a chance he could play qb also. cb, wr, pr, rb good hands and he aint slow.



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