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Ex-Georgia Bulldog, No. 1 JUCO TE Ty Flournoy-Smith Will Transfer to Alabama

The Tide hope a second chance will be all Flournoy-Smith needs.
The Tide hope a second chance will be all Flournoy-Smith needs.Credit: 247Sports
Sebastian LenaAnalyst IFebruary 4, 2014

The national signing day madness has started a couple of days early for the Alabama Crimson Tide football program.

On Monday night, it was announced that 247Sports’ composite 3-star and No. 1-ranked junior college tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith had pledged to Alabama, via 247Sports’ Trevor Hewett (subscription required).

Not too long after that, the Moultrie, Ga., native took to Twitter to confirm the good news:

Originally a 3-star prospect out of Colquitt County High in the 2012 class, Flournoy-Smith initially signed on with the Georgia Bulldogs.

As a true freshman in 2012, he appeared in eight games. And although Flournoy-Smith didn’t make much noise on the field, he made plenty off of it.

The 6’3”, 230-pounder got into multiple incidents with the law—including an arrest for filing a false report of a crime and marijuana use in a dorm room—that cut his career in Athens short.

After being dismissed from the team, Flournoy-Smith made his way to Georgia Military College.

It was there where he began turning his career around, playing a key role as a blocker for a rushing attack that piled up over 3,400 yards and 43 touchdowns. In the passing game, Flournoy-Smith was solid, hauling in six passes for 134 yards and five touchdowns.

With the Tide, look for him to once again be counted on to block for a three-headed rushing attack featuring T.J. Yeldon, Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry.

Following Flournoy-Smith’s pledge, Alabama moves to 26 commitments for 2014. The class is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to the 247Sports football recruiting team rankings.

Other than the Tide, Flournoy-Smith also fielded offers from Louisville, Illinois, Marshall and Ole Miss.


Unless otherwise noted, all recruiting information courtesy of 247Sports.

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