‘23 AL S Sylvester Smith (Tennessee commit)

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Smith flashes elite lateral quickness and change of direction when you turn on the tape. His 5'11, 195lbs frame is well-equipped to deliver brutal blows to opposing players, and his natural ball skills allow him to routinely win one-on-one situations with receivers. If you turn on the film, all of that is pretty easy to see. However, the Yellow Hammer state standout believes his IQ for the game is what sets him apart from others.

"I mean, of course, you see the things on film, but what you really don't see is my IQ," Smith said of what makes his game different. "I have the best IQ in the country, and the way I understand the game, and the way I watch the film and break down film, and am able to tell if they're on the left hash, what's the percentage of them doing this, or what's the percentage of them doing that. Who are they going to go to? What's their alignment? How fast do they want to go here? What's the time on the clock? So really just paying attention to the little things like that helps me be in the right position to make a play or put my teammates in a position to make a play."

Smith is a "grinder" when it comes to his work ethic off the field. He never stops, from training sessions to the weight room to the film room. His IQ for the game grows daily with his skill set as he has aligned with former NFL DB T.J. Heath to grow mentally and physically inside of the game. "I have a trainer named T.J Heath," Smith said of the time he puts in off the field. "He played eight years in the NFL and CFL. I train at least Monday, Wednesday and Friday with him. Sometimes I go four times a week, too. It is really just grinding with him, being able to take away from him what he has learned and applying it to my game. He has been there and done that with guarding the best guys in the country. Just him implementing his knowledge and helping me pair it with my game has been a non-stop thing. I am a junior in high school, but the preparations I am making now are for the next level."
Inside The Game Of Alabama Safety Sylvester Smith - SI All-American
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I'm not aware that @tnhunter 10 (who used it as a Boom gif on April 11) minds in the least that @Type Orange+ used it as a Boom gif today. What is wrong with you? And why are you yelling? And why are you the only one on this thread who is angry instead of celebrating?

You can look up all the other commitment celebrations this year if you feel a need to trace the title as imaginary head of the "Title Office." But I think you'll find that UT first published the clip and it has circulated a bit. Seeing Heup dance always makes people who love our team and our forum happy. Do you know whose birthday they are celebrating?

You should definitely notice that I did NOT use it a Boom gif, as you claimed or rather accused 🙄, but in direct response to a post from Geaux_Vols. Such repetition of gifs in such contexts is an established comic practice on this forum. I quoted it to illustrate his remark that "This is fun."

I have had a car stolen before, and trust me, this ain't that.

I beg you not to scream at @Type Orange+ like you just screamed at me. I loved his Boom gif! And if someone posted the gif before @tnhunter 10, please no screaming at them either.
How about lightening up and back off, Francis. Oh, that wasn’t me yelling. When I do, everyone around me knows it, I’m a woman after all 🙄.
 

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