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Emmitt Smith's son EJ Smith lands offer from Alabama

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by SavageGator, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. SavageGator

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  2. Claygator

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    I believe we have offered.
     
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  3. StrangeGator

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    He's had a UF offer for quite some time. Bama is a little late to the game here.
     
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  4. rpmGator

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    A late trump card is always a concern

    They remember what his dad did to them on his first start on the road as a true frosh
     
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  5. Gatorrick22

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    Screw Bama.
     
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  6. bobbybaker86

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    Just sit tight and see how things go the week or two following junior day....
     
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  7. StrangeGator

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    You talking Smith or Bowman? I doubt EJ will make a decision till late in the cycle and we probably won't know a thing until then except when and where he visits. His social media accounts will probably be turned over to professionals.

    I just want to get Bowman locked up. EJ can take all the time he wants.
     
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  8. StrangeGator

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    I don't think so. If anything, there's some fondness for Auburn in that family. I don't think EJ is a good fit for Bama's offense though I do think he'll be playing in the SEC, either with UF or A&M.
     
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  9. StrangeGator

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    He's had a UF offer since January of 2018. We're not taking him for granted. He's probably #2 on our board and we're taking at least two this year.
     
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  10. enviroGator

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    One thing for sure, this kid should not be swayed by a few bucks in his pocket. I would guess IF he ends up at Bama it is because of the OL bama has. Nothing makes a RB look better than a great OL.
     
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  11. kryptonite

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    Then again nothing makes a RB look worse than riding the bench behind a bevy of 5 star running backs.
     
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  12. Gatorrick22

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    He will not even see the field at Bama for some time if he chooses them. At Florida the coaches there will make sure he succeeds... But I do think Bowman is the gem the running backs pool this year. IMHO, Bowman is the best. I just hope EJ and Bowman choose the Gators.
     
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  13. apkgator

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    I wouldn't assume he is as high as #2 on our board. Clearly Bowman and Lee are ahead of him...and quite possibly others
     
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  14. Gatorrick22

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    Lee? If we have the choice of signing just two running backs I would rather it be EJ and Bowman than Lee and Bowman. I have seen all of their tapes and I think EJ is faster and a better runner than Lee... Lee dances around far too much, and that is a hard habit to break. Also... I think we always were looking to add EJ to Bowman and Lee was an extra, a luxury.
     
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  15. apkgator

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    Doesn't mean you are wrong, but I'm pretty sure the coaches don't agree with you.
     
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  16. Gatorrick22

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    Yeah, you're probably right. I just do not know what they think. I just hope we take two backs and EJ is the other one...
     
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  17. coach

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    Wondering if these recruits are taking notice of who gets reps at RB at bama. They've got to coddling crybabies threatening to transfer instead of playing the best guy. Curious how long it's been going on there. Alvin Kamara never got a carry while he was there.
     
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  18. Wanne15

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    But with Lee decommitted, I wonder what the staff is thinking
     
  19. apkgator

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    Get Lee back
     
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  20. Wanne15

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    Sure but loyalty is a funny thing.