Alabama lands red hot CB Devonta Smith

Alabama strikes again, this time landing four-star cornerback Devonta Smith from Cincinnati (Ohio) La Salle. Smith recently retired from the state of Ohio before announcing his news on Monday night via his Instagram account.

“Alabama has always been the school of my dreams and I have always wanted to go compete with the best and be coached by the best,” said Smith. “And also get my degree, spend my four years there.”

Smith has never made a royal visit to Tuscaloosa. He’s been in a game, so he’s familiar with the atmosphere. In addition, he made a virtual visit with the staff this low season. Once Nick Saban He came calling, however, there wasn’t much recruiting that UA had to do.

“I can’t even lie to you. Bama has always been the school of my dreams, ”he said. “I have always admired Coach Saban. He is my idol. He is the best at doing it in my eyes and I’m pretty sure everyone else’s eyes too. There really wasn’t much launch. Your resume makes it available to you. There is nothing he promised me or nothing he can promise me. I’m going to go in there, duck my head and go to work like I always do. I have never been given anything in my life and I do not plan to receive anything now. I’m going to work for everything I need and want. “

Smith actually has a unique bond with Crimson Tide, as he is the first cousin of Shaun Alexander, Tide’s former star runner. Saban actually turned to Alexander in the recruiting process.

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

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

“I am totally committed,” Smith said.

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

With the commitment, Alabama jumps to the top 20 in the 247Sports Composite Team Recruitment Ranking.

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