DeVonta Smith’s play on Saturday left teammate Jaylen Waddle impressed.
Smith caught 11 passes for 203 yards and four touchdowns in Alabama’s 41-0 win over Mississippi State in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Smith caught a touchdown with just under two minutes left in the second quarter to make it 27-0. Waddle was seen shaking his head on the sideline, commenting that Smith was “nasty.”
Waddle echoed that via Twitter, calling Smith “filthy.”
To be clear, both comments are compliments about Smith, who had three touchdown catches in the first half.
Waddle and Smith are Alabama’s leading receivers. Waddle had 25 catches for 557 yards and four touchdowns before suffering a season-ending injury last week. Smith is up to 56 catches for 759 yards and 8 touchdowns this season. He really is nasty.
Devonta Smith backed out of his commitment to Ohio State and is going with another top program instead.
On Thursday, Smith, rated a four-star recruit by 247 Sports, announced he was no longer committed to the Buckeyes.
Days later, he announced he was committed to Alabama instead.
The cornerback received numerous scholarship offers, including ones from Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma and Oregon. Smith is a member of the class of 2021 and attends La Salle High School in Cincinnati.
DeVonta Smith’s injury status will be something to watch ahead of Alabama’s big game at LSU in two weeks.
Smith caught four passes for 67 yards in Bama’s game against Arkansas on Saturday. He appeared to hurt his left arm/shoulder in the first half:
Smith’s injury was significant enough to the point that he was shown on the sideline in street clothes in the second half. His left arm was in a sling.
The junior wide receiver entered the game with 39 catches for 654 yards and nine touchdowns. He and Jerry Jeudy are the Tide’s top two receiving options.
Bama will want to have everyone available for their game against LSU, so this injury is significant. Add it on top of Tua Tagovailoa’s ankle injury, and Bama has some concerns ahead of the Nov. 9 clash.