One of the top cornerbacks in the nation coming out of high school next year announced yesterday that he would be playing for Alabama and Nick Saban.
As a defensive back, you can hardly make a better decision than to play for Saban, who is one of the best in the business at teaching DB's and putting them in the NFL.
It is especially sweet to get the 5'11", 170 lb Smith, because it was widely thought by many Auburn fans that he would be going to Auburn. In fact, his recent twitter profile pic was a pic of himself in an AU jersey posing with Trooper Taylor.
But Geno obviously decided for his football future, as opposed to partying and clowning around with an idiot like Taylor.
Geno said that attrition in Bama's secondary played a huge role for him in his decision. It is true that we could have been thin next year. Right now, at CB, we have Dre Kirkpatrick, Phelon Jones, DeQuan Menzie, John Fulton, and Jabriel Washington on scholarship. Kirkpatrick, Jones, and Menzie could all be gone after this year.
So it isn't hard to see that Geno should step right in and play as a freshman.
Personally, I am hoping for Geno to get a couple of picks and a sack in his first iron bowl facing off against future AU quarterback Zeke Pike. That is, if Pike ever sees the field for AU.
But that's another story for another day. I really didn't intend for this post to be so negative. Oh well
Roll Tide Geno!!!!!
- Eric Blackerby
- My name is Eric. My love of and loyalty to the University of Alabama football team is unparalleled and completely inappropriate. I hate all other teams, and wish them peril. Also, you can hear my music at www.reverbnation.com/EricBlackerby or www.youtube.com/EricBlackerbyMusic