Introducing the class: Maurice Smith 

January, 2, 2013
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Editor's note: This is a series introducing Alabama's 2013 recruiting class that will run through signing day.

Many people expected ESPN 150 cornerback Maurice Smith (Sugar Land, Texas/Dulles) to stay in Texas and commit to the Longhorns or the Aggies, but after he visited Alabama in April for the Crimson Tide’s spring game, he had other ideas. He put Bama on top, and during a return trip to Tuscaloosa over the summer he committed to the Tide. This week, Smith is competing at the Under Armour All-America Game in Florida.

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