November 9, 2007

Tide leads for MS corner

With just a few spots remaining in Alabama's 2008 recruiting class, the Tide staff is making a late push for several defensive back prospects to help round out the class. Lucedale (Miss.) cornerback Alonzo Lawrence has been attracting attention from several SEC schools with his strong senior year performance at George County HS and the three-star corner was in Tuscaloosa last weekend to witness the Tide take on LSU.

"I went to Alabama on Saturday with some friends and it was great. I loved everything about it. I liked Alabama before I went but after being part of that weekend they are my favorite. They are my top choice right now but I'm still waiting on an offer. They are supposed to let me know something soon and when they do I might be ready to make my decision," Lawrence said. "I talked with the coaches before the game and I love all of them. They were great guys and I especially like what Coach Saban is doing for the future of the program. I saw them in action and those coaches know how to motivate the players."

Lawrence, 6-foot-1, 187 pounds, said nearly every element of UA impressed him but none more than the sell-out crowd at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"There was so much to like but the atmosphere stood out the most. The fans were great and the crowd was so excited. They had me ready to get in there and help Alabama. It was the most exciting thing I've seen and the loudest I've heard," Lawrence said. "The game was great as well. Alabama played their tails off and I thought they gave it everything they had. There at the end it didn't work out for them but LSU had a lot more talent and they didn't play like it. Alabama stood toe-to-toe with them the whole time.

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