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Potential starting DB has decided to transfer from Alabama
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Maurice Smith #21 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates a stop in the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

According to AL.com, senior defensive back Maurice Smith has opted to transfer out of the program.

Smith was pegged as a potential starter for the Crimson Tide secondary in 2016, where Alabama does have some holes to fill with the departures of Geno Matias-Smith and Cyrus Jones left some competition for the defensive backs group.

Smith had 38 total tackles, five pass break ups, and two tackles for loss in his three-year career at Alabama. He is a former four-star recruit that committed to Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide back in 2013.

Smith should be eligible to play anywhere in 2016 as a graduate transfer. Considering his talent and experience with the Tide, there is a good chance he becomes an immediate starter at his new program.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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