Alabama Football: Three Bold Predictions for Bama-USM

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TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA – SEPTEMBER 07: Henry Ruggs III (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

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Henry Ruggs III is FAST, like Bugatti Veyron Super Sport FAST! The exotic sports car tops out at 268 mph. The highlight of Ruggs catching a five-yard slant from Tua and skyrocketing past five Gamecocks defenders for an 81-yard scamper is pure porn for Alabama fans and NFL scouts. The junior receiver hit 24.3 mph besting NFL speedster Tyreek Hill (23.24) back in 2016.

If this wasn’t enough to convince you, observe him igniting his hyperspeed jets against Missouri:

College football’s fastest man stands back deep for the Crimson Tide on the kickoff return. However, Ruggs has never returned a kickoff for a touchdown. His most extended return is 23 yards. The difficulty of keeping a player of his caliber contained on special teams is challenging, especially for a Group of Five squad.

Expect Ruggs with his fleeting speed to take one to the house in front of a packed house in Bryant Denny.