October 12, 2007

Tide lands No. 20

The University of Alabama landed its 20th commitment this afternoon when one of the fastest rising safeties in the country pledged to Tide coach Nick Saban. After a great start to his senior year, 6-foot-2, 205-pound safety Robert Lester received a Tide offer Wednesday night and wasted no time in accepting.

"I knew Alabama was the place for me right away," said Lester, whose stock has skyrocketed in recent weeks after a two-interception performance in a nationally televised game against Daphne. "Alabama is close to home and it is just Alabama. I don't know what else to say. I never really grew up with a favorite team. It is just a place that I feel comfortable with after visiting there several times."

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