Deveon Smith highlights from opener vs Lakeside

Submitted by Leaders And Best on August 24th, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Deveon Smith with 17 carries for 311 yards and 3 TDs. Highlights include a sack on defense as well:

http://www.myvalleysports.com/content/headlines/story/Smith-Powers-Tigers-Past-Dragons/GfYL0YkOU0mTXpN8BNiG8g.cspx

Bonus:

Highlights from Marlington (Dymonte Thomas #1) win over Poland. Not much of Dymonte except at end with tackle and FF where he blew up the RB:

http://www.wytv.com/content/news/headlines/story/Polands-Defense-Not-Enough/7lE7dG2UtEC1p84wbnvMqA.cspx

Dymonte Thomas preview fluff with interview:

http://fridaynightohio.com/news/starks-star-player-marlingtons-dymonte-thomas-scouts-delight

Interview with Gareon Conley after win over Buchtel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2f_qSTEgbc

Comments

ChasingRabbits

August 24th, 2012 at 8:43 AM ^

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.

 

Blue since 82

August 24th, 2012 at 8:49 AM ^

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...

chally

August 24th, 2012 at 9:46 AM ^

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.

The Baughz

August 24th, 2012 at 9:09 AM ^

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.

umuncfan11

August 24th, 2012 at 9:24 AM ^

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.

Wolverine0056

August 24th, 2012 at 9:00 AM ^

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. 

champ009kd

August 24th, 2012 at 9:52 AM ^

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.  

Farnn

August 24th, 2012 at 9:57 AM ^

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.

WolvinLA2

August 24th, 2012 at 12:22 PM ^

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.

KAYSHIN15

August 24th, 2012 at 9:57 AM ^

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.

Logan88

August 24th, 2012 at 10:04 AM ^

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?

Discuss...

KAYSHIN15

August 24th, 2012 at 10:10 AM ^

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...

xcrunner1617

August 24th, 2012 at 10:08 AM ^

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.   

CLord

August 24th, 2012 at 1:28 PM ^

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.

O S Who

August 24th, 2012 at 2:37 PM ^

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.