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Alabama defensive back Deionte Thompson eyes starting job at safety

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He’s been nothing short of remarkable at slot corner or Star (nickel and dime) and at safety, but Minkah Fitzpatrick longs to return to being a true, outside coverage cornerback. The five-star prospect played the role in high school (New Jersey) and it was the spot he was initially recruited to play in 2015.

Stephen M. Smith is a managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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