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Saban Lands a TE from LA

On Monday Nick Saban made a few visits around the south.  While Saban was out and about he got word that he netted an ESPN 150 defensive end.  Tim Williams from Baton Rouge (La.) was looking at Florida State, Miami and LSU and had plans to visit all three, but after a weekend at The University of Alabama the 6’4”, 230 pound four-star decided that he wanted to wear the crimson.

Williams ranks as the nation’s No. 36 player overall and the top player in Louisiana.  Upon his return home he made the comments that “I know Coach Nick Saban well. I know Coach [Burton] Burns well. Alabama was the first school to start looking at me, and they gave me my first offer.”

The Tide needed another strong defensive end to help out with the pass rush, but he may be projected more as an outside linebacker in Coach Smart’s base 3-4 defense.  Williams believes he can play the Jack or Sam spot on defense after talking with the coaching staff during his visit.  “Basically, I can play Jack or Sam — the Sam more than the Jack — but they said I can play both positions because of my speed,” Williams said.

Williams made the trip to Tuscaloosa and spent time with fellow commitments Maurice Smith (4-star cornerback), Jonathan Cook (3-star cornerback and Altee Tenpenny (4-star running back)

Alabama ended the day on Monday with 21 commitments in the 2013 class and with other recruits seemingly making moves and changing minds, the Crimson Tide may end up with a couple of other steals when it comes down to the wire.

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