Massive OT prospect chooses Alabama
Only a few day after Alabama landed its fifteenth and sixteenth commitments from Maurice Smith II and Parker McLeod, Alabama received another commitment. The Tide’s seventeenth commitment came on Sunday when JUCO OT Leon Brown reportedly committed to play for the Crimson Tide.
The massive offensive lineman from Brooklyn ASA College in New York chose Alabama over offers from Ole Miss and Kansas. He will be eligible to enroll early and should have three years to be able to use his two years of athletic eligibility.
Brown is a towering 6-foot-6, 308-pound prospect that could be utilized in a number of ways at Alabama. The Crimson Tide have already had success with another former junior college prospect on the offensive line who was built in many of the same ways as Brown. James Carpenter was used at Alabama as a left tackle, and Brown projects well at the same position.
It will be interesting to see how he develops at the next level, but he already has the size to be able to enroll next year and contribute immediately.
Alabama’s 2013 recruiting class is quickly loading up with news of Brown’s commitment. The Tide now has 17 commitments with minimal room remaining. Signing Day for the this class is not until next February so there could be a bit of shuffling, but having seventeen commitments at this stage of the offseason is quite a feat. It’s a true testament to head coach Nick Saban’s phenomenal talents as a recruiter.
CrimsonConfidential.com will have continuing coverage of Tide’s 2013 recruiting class as it develops.
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