Vanderbilt linebacker enters NCAA transfer portal as graduate
After 5 seasons at Vanderbilt, Brayden DeVault-Smith will look to continue his college football career elsewhere.
The Commodore linebacker announced Friday that he is entering the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer. Players are not bound to leave upon entering the transfer portal, but DeVault-Smith indicated he is departing West End.
“[I]t is my time to embark on a new journey to finish my college career as I have entered the transfer portal as a grad transfer,” he wrote in the note shared on his Twitter account.
DeVault-Smith redshirted in 2017 and played in 42 games over the next 4 seasons. Due to the NCAA’s waiver for the COVID-related circumstances of the 2020 season, he gets an extra year to return and play as a “super senior.”
This past season, DeVault-Smith recorded 10 of his 31 career tackles, including 2.5 for loss and 2 sacks. The Nashville native was a 2-star recruit out of Pearl-Cohn. He also had a scholarship offer from Tennessee State.
— Brayden DeVault-Smith (@brayds12) January 21, 2022