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2021 OH DB Devonta Smith (Alabama Verbal)

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

  1. Devonta really dropped the ball on this one. All things considered I believe he had a better chance to star for hometown Ohio state versus an outta state team that will recruit his position and he’s as likely or more to be overshadowed unless he goes to the MAC. Not to mention all of Ohio state’s db’s go to the next level versus whatever program he goes to save for bama and LSU. I’m pretty sure Damon Webb is the only starter in the last 7 seasons not to play snaps in the nfl
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    However, Smith's teammate and best friend, 2021 Ohio State defensive back/linebacker commit Jaylen Johnson, told Eleven Warriors that Smith had “been stressing over this decision” for the past four months.

    Johnson says he's known about Smith's decision for a while: “Just hope he makes the best out of it. ... His life; his choice.”

    Ohio State's large defensive backs class in 2021 played a factor in Smith choosing to decommit, as the Buckeyes already have Jakailin Johnson, Andre Turrentine, Denzel Burke and Jantzen Dunn – plus Jaylen Johnson if you include him as a defensive back – in the fold. And Coombs is still looking to add at least one more to the mix.
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  3. HotMic

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

    Committing to Bama tonight
  4. HotMic

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

    Also, it’s pretty hilarious that Rivals has already said he’ll be getting a rankings bump because of it.
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  5. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    Bama verbal
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Smith, who is ranked No. 400 overall, No. 30 at cornerback and No. 12 in Ohio's 2021 class, committed to the Buckeyes on March 16 as part of their red-hot run over a six-week span this spring. Other than punter Jesse Mirco, who does not yet have a recruiting ranking, Smith was the Buckeyes' lowest-rated recruit in their class, and his decommitment actually increased their average player rating in the class from 95.30 to 95.71. He earned and subsequently lost his fourth star in a two-week span in May, but he is expected to get a ratings boost into four-star territory in the near future.

    However, once Ohio State accepted commitments from both Andre Turrentine and Jantzen Dunn to give the Buckeyes four defensive backs in the class (Jakailin Johnson, Turrentine and Dunn), information surfaced that Smith was thinking of decommitting because of concerns of the deep defensive backs room. Once Denzel Burke committed in May, it increased the likelihood of a decommitment, and Ohio State did not attempt to put up a heavy fight to keep him in the class.
  7. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Best of luck to him at Bama, except when we play them in the CFP...
  8. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: Ohio State lost a commitment from three-star cornerback Devonta Smith on Thursday.

    Just sayin': Getting that 4th star didn't sure take very long.....:biggrin:
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