March 2, 2007

Tide lands Mobile star

There was no secret that Alabama was searching for a heavy duty back in the 2008 class and Friday night the Tide landed one of the best in the South when Davidson standout Jermaine Preyear committed to Nick Saban. Preyear, 5-foot-11, 196-pounds, picked up the Alabama offer this afternoon and wasted no time in making his decision.

"I committed to Coach Saban today when he gave me an offer. There really was no reason for me to wait since Alabama was the place I wanted to be. I love the campus and all the coaches. I believe they are going to do great things and I wasn't going to pass up a chance to be part of it," Preyear said. "I talked to Coach Saban and Coach Middleton about playing time and they told me they had a stable of smaller backs but I could be that big back to come in and use my size and speed to make things happen. I'm really happy they offered. They had told me that it was a possibility and we sent them film. They said they loved it.

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