He reminds me of Leroy Hoard
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He reminds me of Leroy Hoard
Wow, hopefully Deveon can keep up his clip of 18 yards per carry for the next few years.
If he only averages 17 yards per carry in college I will be pissed.
too funny, the D-Rich intro is longer than then interview... GC seems pretty much as cool as the underside of the pillow. Good disposition to have as a CB on the big stage.
Smith is just a tank... a relatively fast one at that.
The intro was ridiculous. I also loved the D-Rich TV t-shirt he wore during the interview. Hopefully, this guy is a fixture at all of Conley's games this year. Maybe Brian can put him on the staff to cover recruiting.
I thought at first that someone played a joke on us and it was a rap video looking for clicks.
Agree, he needs to be a staple.
He had an exclusive interview with Jarrod Wilson from Akron Buchtel after he committed to Michigan:
I love the plastic covered couch. Someone call Dave Chapelle!
I hope he (Deveon) keeps his number in college because I have always been fond of seeing the #4 in the backfield!
For those more in the know, on a couple of those runs he reminded me of a Brandon Minor too. Is that just me or does he remind anyone else of Minor? Decent power with some speed...
I'm sure the #4 has something to do with it, but their size and upright running style are similar enough. Looking back at his high school tape, Minor might have had more top-end speed coming in (or he might have just played against inferior competition). Either way, I hope Hoke teaches Smith how to RAGE.
311 yard is good right? I mean for one game?
Rivals whiffed on DeVeon...
Not if your name is Tshimanga.
EDIT: Meant for the post above the above post...
Of course, being #2 on that list is nothing to sneeze at.
To put it in perspective, the top rusher from the collective pool of Illinois, Purdue, and Northwestern last year was Purdue's Ralph Bolden. He managed to get 674 yards on the season.
High score, whats that mean?? Did i break it??
I am working on getting robot legs.
Risky operation but it's worth it
He plays for Howland, which is considered division II in Ohio. The competiton is not bad. Its not the best, but there are some good teams. My dad is very good friends with Howlands head coach, and he told my dad a while back how good of a running back he had. I had no idea that guy he was talking about would be a future wolverine. Also, I live close to Howland. If they have anymore thursday night games, ill check it out.
Normally he will play some pretty good teams. Last night the team he played is terrible though. They won 1 game last season, and 0 the year before. So just a little perspective.
Still, racking up 300 yards against the bad teams is exactly what a great back is supposed to do so glad to see him showing that he's a man amongst boys out there.
I can't speak to the competitive level of Howland's conference schedule though.
I've read his competition isn't very good, but at the same time I've also read that he is literally his whole team's offense (and also plays D) and everyone knows every other play is "give Deveon the ball". And he still destroys people.
Smith looked pretty good in those highlights. He has a bit of shifty-ness to him and has decent field vision, IMO. That hit that Thomas laid on the ball carrier was brutal. Can't wait to see him do that at Michigan.
Who knew Poland had an American football team?
Well yeah, they're part of the grand coalition. Or did you forget?
I can't judge speed at all from that camera angle.
Beast mode. Impressive highlights.
Howland's schedule is decent, but nothing to write home about. He wont be playing against many other teams with D1 prospects. If you're comparing that to school like Massilon Washington or St Ignatius, the schedule is weak.
So was mike hart's
Everyone needs to temper their expectations a bit. Remember players like Kevin Grady who was a huge dominant RB in high school and couldn't make it work in the college game.
Was the slowest RB ever and made a living out of trampling lesser talented kids. Thats not the case with Smith.
Kevin Grady was not slow at all, and would probably smoke Deveon Smith in a foot race. Grady's problems were 1) fumbling, 2) blowing out his knee, and 3) drinking to the point of passing out behind the wheel of an automobile.
Grady's drawbacks were nothing physical, which is why he was such an OMG five star recruit.
Time was, the kid was at best an undersized fullback the moment he stepped on campus. Yes he fumbled and had a drinking problem but had he displayed even average speed he would have seen more carries.
Thanks buzz kill.
Counterpoint: everyone get super excited! Remember players like Mike Hart dominated their high school competition and went on to being UM's all time rushing leader. Hooray!
on 17 carries is impressive regardless. I dont care if he was playing against 11 midgets holding balloons in one hand. At that pace another 10 carries would have had him approaching state and national records. Im feeling really relaxed about Green's decision all of a sudden. I think we're good either way.
I have to ask: What is the significance of the midgets' holding balloons?
Are those balloons filled with plain old air or helium? Would your opinion differ if they were holding, say, whiffle ball bats? What if the little people in question were dwarfs instead of midgets?
The significance is, one of their little hands would be occupied and therefore make it more difficult to tackle Mr Smith. Of course there are other items that would make it a little more challenging for them like bats, chains, guns etc., but then we would question their motives. Balloons are harmless...
When they show Smith taking a swig of Gatorade after scoring on the bench, I can't help but envision him on ESPN wearing the Maize and Blue doing the same thing after scoring a huge touchdown against our rivals.
Is averaging 18.29 ypc good? I don't know man, kind of sounds like he's slacking off out there.
He was tired after only running 311 yards? Hell, I can run twice that far without getting tired
/That's the same thing, right?
Thomas had 10 tackles and a ff in the 3rd quarter not sure the final total ...hes a beast
While carrying a football though? It slows you down.
Very excited for this great kid. But going to need him to tuck that ball a little better once he gets here. Only see two touch points on almost every carry.
I am from the Ashtabula Ohio where Lakeside is, and they are bad.. real bad. On a high note, it is the high school that Urban Meyer would probably go to if he was living in Ashtabula in the modern day.
who was doing all the fumbling for howland early? they fumbled on offense, on a kickoff and on a punt return.
don't think de'veon returns kicks, but was the other one him?
i no longer live in ashtabula, so i wasnt at the game.. ill ask my dad, he went to the game to watch smith. i doubt he knows though
will get a little better competition next week against warren harding (mario, prescott b, dj williamson, etc.).
pretty sure he went for 300 against them too last year tho, should be fun to watch to see if he's gotten any faster since last year.