College football roundup: Alabama CB Smith arrested

The Sports Xchange

Alabama sophomore cornerback Geno Smith was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Tuscaloosa early Sunday morning.

The Tuscaloosa News first reported the arrest.

Smith is projected to be a key defensive back for the defending champion Crimson Tide at the "Star" position after starting two games and playing in all 13 in 2012.

Alabama will be counting on several underclassmen in the secondary.

Smith was a Top 50 recruit out of Atlanta St. Pius and chose Alabama over Auburn.

---Former Marine Steven Rhodes was hoping to be a walk-on football player at Middle Tennessee State University this season, but the NCAA will make him wait.

Rhodes completed five years of active duty this summer, but was ruled ineligible because he competed in a recreational football league for military personnel in 2012. According to NCAA regulations, the rec league games are considered organized competition.

After the NCAA initially ruled that Rhodes would have to sit out two years, Middle Tennessee appealed and the waiting period was reduced to one year.

---Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell announced that Rob Henry has been named as the Boilermakers' starting quarterback for the opener.

Henry beat out a pair of freshmen, Danny Etling and Austin Appleby.

In 2010, Henry started seven of the 11 games he played. However, he tore his ACL a week before the season opener in 2011 and missed the entire season.

He returned in 2012 and appeared in 11 games, completing 21 of 38 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns.