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2021 OH DB Devonta Smith (Alabama Verbal)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by HotMic, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Nice! Welcome aboard Mr. Smith. Special powers. I'll trust Coombs and the staff on taking any DB from the Queen City.
     
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  3. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Welcome to the fam Devonta! Another big CB that Coombs loves, and kid has some great measurables that havent been mentioned. A 3star kid, but his offer list is sick! I see a ratings bump in the future

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  4. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  6. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Welcome to the Buckeye Family, Devonta!
     
  7. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    You can't watch his video and tell me that is a 3-star...otherwise this must be the deepest DB class in recent memory. Has more of a college-ready frame than Johnson. Granted he was much bigger as a junior than he was as a sophomore so hopefully his next ranking will reflect that. Plays a lot of zone in his scheme and even plays some deep safety...where he can be a real ball hawk. Tackles really well...like text book well. Has some of the best form on a corner I've seen in a while. What little of him I've seen playing up at the line of scrimmage, usually covering a guy in the slot, he does seem to have adequate hips. I think this kid will absolutely thrive under Coombs.

     
  8. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    Ahem...Cinci
     
  9. Akron Rick

    Akron Rick Junior



    I watched the highlight reel but it was hard to tell who his opposing receiver was. Am real interested in his matchup (or Jaylin Johnson's for that matter) in the state title game with Jayden Ballard if anyone knows where that film is.
     
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  12. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  13. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

     
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  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ohio State verbal Smith overcomes childhood trauma to succeed



    Cincinnati’s WXIX-TV (Fox 19) aired a report this week on Ohio State football 2021 verbal commitment Devonta Smith of LaSalle High School.

    The 6-foot, 185-pound Smith verbaled to Ohio State on March 16, picking the Buckeyes over Alabama, Boston College, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State and others.

    He helped LaSalle post a 13-2 record and win the Division II state championship as a junior in 2019. On defense, he posted 38 tackles and three interceptions. On offense, he had 11 catches for 271 yards and five touchdowns. He was voted as a team captain prior to his junior year.

    Smith is joined on the LaSalle team by his cousin and fellow OSU verbal in safety Jaylen Johnson. Smith, who boasts 4.4 second speed in the 40, is currently ranked No. 395 nationally, No. 30 at the cornerback position and No. 12 overall in Ohio, according to the 247Sports Composite.

    The Fox 19 report by reporter Jeremy Rauch shares how Smith saw his father killed by a gunshot when he was either 8 or 9 years old.

    “It was just traumatizing to me,” Smith said. “I didn’t understand death at the time.”

    Smith said his father’s death continues to trouble him nearly a decade later.

    “I go into a shell, but the people I’m around they know when I get into that mode,” he said. “I separate myself from other people, but they understand that because they have been around me for such a long time.

    “I just want to take my family and most importantly my mom (Stacy) to a better place.”

    Smith also lost a friend recently who he said was like a brother. He hopes he is able to inspire youngsters in his community to make a positive impact with their lives.

    “I want to show everybody it is so much bigger than what they see,” Smith said. “What they see here is gun violence and killings and blood spilling everywhere. If football isn’t your way out, then just getting to college and seeing better places and better things and creating better opportunities for you and your family. I just want them to know that.”

    Entire article: https://247sports.com/college/ohio-state/Article/Ohio-State-Buckeyes-football-verbal-commitment-Devonta-Smith-deals-with-his-traumatic-past-147919903/
     
  15. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

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