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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.”
This post was edited on 6/29 at 6:32 pm


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TidalSurge1
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#Baller
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Gary Busey
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Devonta Smith U


Tide or Die87
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Yea sir


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Dawgsontop34
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This is not a name I want to hear at Alabama any more to be completely honest

So for one of the first times ever on this board, I will not tell you congratulations on this get. I do not enjoy that at all.


Vidic
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Finally ahead of Rutgers in the team rankings!


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MoarKilometers
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Didn't know he was Shaun Alexander's cousin until reading the article. I also look forward to inevitable "hasn't devonta smith been playing at bama for 8 years" joke. I hope he gets #6, just to frick with people.


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I'll stop short of comparing him to Mathieu, but like TM7 I'm not sure how the recruiting services can have access to that junior film and rate this kid a 3 star. He's not out there dominating against Ferriday and Opelousas either, kid plays for one of the best programs in Ohio.


BLG
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Finally ahead of Rutgers in the team rankings!


and ahead of LSU in average. The two 5 star recruits vs none for LSU helps that.


Vidic
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That’s great? I didn’t bring up LSU, so not sure why you are?


BLG
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I didn’t bring up LSU, so not sure why you are?


Maybe because your post was to get a response?

On this website it's generally a pretty good bet that a guy trolling Alabama fans will be a LSU fan. In the case that you are a fan of another team, then I'd note that Alabama has more 5 star committed recruits than any team not Ohio State.

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I'll stop short of comparing him to Mathieu, but like TM7 I'm not sure how the recruiting services can have access to that junior film and rate this kid a 3 star. He's not out there dominating against Ferriday and Opelousas either, kid plays for one of the best programs in Ohio.


Supposedly they wanted to see him at camps before raising his star average which is weird because they've been upgrading guys without any camps going on.


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Vidic
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Jesus it’s going to really blow your mind to know I’m an Alabama fan and it was this thing called a “joke”


Captain Crown
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He should be a high 4 star based on that film. But you know he will get that "Bama Bump" soon enough


Vidic
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They have to sell subscriptions some how


Captain Crown
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247 must be struggling. All I see are ads for 50% off for yearly.


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LSU Patrick
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Maybe because your post was to get a response?

On this website it's generally a pretty good bet that a guy trolling Alabama fans will be a LSU fan. In the case that you are a fan of another team, then I'd note that Alabama has more 5 star committed recruits than any team not Ohio State.


He is a Bama fan, Nancy.


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