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3-star defensive back Devonta Smith commits to Alabama

After decommitting from Ohio State University on June 25, the four-star recruit Devonta Smith announced today that he had committed to the University of Alabama.
Credit: 247 sports

CINCINNATI — (247 Sports) The Alabama Crimson Tide continued its recent recruiting run Monday night as it secured a commitment from three-star defensive back DeVonta Smith. The Cincinnati native is the ninth member of Alabama's 2021 class and the sixth player to commit to the Crimson Tide since May.

Smith, 6-foot, 185 pounds, is rated as the No. 32 cornerback in the nation. He joins four-star safety Kaine Williams as the two defensive backs currently committed to Alabama.

Smith is coming off a junior season in which he recorded 38 tackles, three interceptions and a fumble recovery on defense as well as 11 receptions for 271 yards and five touchdowns on offense while leading La Salle High School to a state championship. He has no relation to the current Alabama senior receiver who shares the same name.

Smith originally committed to Ohio State in March. Smith's secondary teammate, Jaylen Johnson, committed to Ohio State in January

Smith was a third-team All-Ohio selection last season, helping lead La Salle to a Division II state championship. He finished the year with 38 total tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble. On offense, he had 11 receptions for 271 yards and five touchdowns.

Smith held nearly 30 Division I offers, including UC, Kentucky, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Tennessee. 

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