March 5, 2007

Tide lands standout DE

Friday night Alabama head coach Nick Saban landed a verbal commitment from Jermaine Preyear, who is considered one of the top running backs in the state, and Monday he picked up another verbal from one of the state's top defensive players. Pleasant Grove defensive end Brandon Lewis, 6-foot-3, 260-pounds, received the offer from Alabama on Saturday and didn't wait long to make it official.

"I committed to Coach Saban today. He and Coach (Kevin) Steele offered me on Saturday and I discussed everything with my parents and I decided to commit since it had been my dream growing up to play for Alabama," Lewis said. "This is one of the best feelings in the world. I knew that if I waited I would get more attention and offers but why wait when I can play for my dream school? I went ahead and committed and the coaches were real happy that I did and so am I and my family.


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