The highest-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide proved their superiority within the School Soccer Playoff semifinal on Friday, crushing Notre Dame 31-14 thanks largely to a three-touchdown efficiency from Heisman Trophy finalist DeVonta Smith.
It’s already obvious Smith is the perfect receiver within the collegiate sport, and he was named AP Participant of the Yr. Now it’s a matter of whether or not he’ll win NCAA gridiron’s most prestigious particular person award after his newest masterpiece, whereby he logged seven catches for 130 yards and, as talked about, took three journeys to the top zone.
As an alternative of dwelling on the negatives on New Yr’s Day — re: “Some issues change, however Notre Dame getting blown out in a giant sport stays an inevitability” — let’s give attention to the optimistic of Smith’s Rose Bowl greatness on the daybreak of 2021.
Sure, some credit score ought to go to Crimson Tide quarterback Mac Jones for making a few of these throws. Then again, how laborious is it when a devastating route-runner like Smith is creating spectacular separation on a constant foundation. Oh, and it helps that the wideout has impeccable footwork on the perimeters of the sphere, is a robust hands-catcher and has ball abilities for days.
Whether or not he was high-pointing the ball over the center, taking a swing cross to the home for six, or exhibiting off some decorative toe-drag swag en path to his last landing, Smith’s full arsenal of abilities have been on full show in opposition to the Preventing Irish’s toothless secondary. His three scores acquired him to twenty receiving TDs for the season, per ESPN Stats & Info, which is unimaginable to say the least.
Regardless of being listed at solely 6-foot-1 and 175 kilos, the Alabama senior doesn’t let any lack of measurement or his slender body hinder his potential to be an traditionally productive faculty participant. Not solely ought to he win the Heisman Trophy, however he’ll additionally doubtless be an early first-round choose within the 2021 NFL Draft.
Now, let’s get to the social media goodness, as Twitter was straight-up freaking out about Smith’s epic showcase on the large postseason stage.