Even though they were only college teammates for one season, DeVonta Smith made quite the impression on Jalen Hurts.

The former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback was recently asked about Philadelphia drafting DeVonta Smith, reuniting the 2018 Crimson Tide teammates as Eagles.

“I think about DeVonta and I always tell people the first thing about him, one, the competitor he is. Kind of a stoic guy, kind of like myself in a few ways,” Hurts told reporters. “But he’s self-driven and bringing someone in like that, it helps. Just the presence of him being here.

“I look at the late nights that we had in college where there was nothing else to do, we’d go out there and go throw. Or when I hosted him on a recruiting visit to come to Alabama, usually you want to go maybe go on the strip, the college street in Tuscaloosa, or find something to get into, a party or something like that. His head wasn’t on that. He was trying to work when we were in the indoor (facility), late at night, getting work in. So I think that shows the mentality he has and I think he’s bringing all that with him here.”

Hurts’ story about Smith wanting to work on his recruiting visit certainly indicates the Heisman Trophy winner won’t get caught up in any big city distract as a rookie in Philadelphia. Alabama fans everywhere are hoping to see Hurts and Smith do well playing together this fall.

[H/T The Spun]