The 6-foot, 220-pound running back from Geismar, La., who just finished his sophomore season with the Crimson Tide, is known for his spin move. It’s usually the first thing he hears about from fans, teammates and, sometimes, coaches.
UA President Robert Witt, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, Athletic Director Mal Moore and the entire Alabama team attended the event. Witt and Moore addressed the crowd, along with head coach Nick Saban, Barrett Jones, Mark Barron, Dont’a Hightower and Trent Richardson.
Saban and a companion, Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, did a whirlwind tour around the metro area to eyeball some of the state’s top prospects. They were gazed upon like rock stars as they made appearances at Milton, Alpharetta and Grayson high schools – and even a local gym.
Saban is said to be the best in the business, and he embodies the coach you want your program to have in order to win championships. He’s proven it year after year, and he will continue to prove it as long as he coaches college football.
“I’ve never seen a more dominant performance than what they did in the national championship game against LSU,” Saban said to a roar from the estimated 32,000 fans filling one side of Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday.
But the 2012 team will be reloading with two more signing classes. This year’s class has a chance to rival the one from 2008. Remember, too, that Alabama has been ranked No. 1 in the nation at some point for four straight years. Bottom line: Two out of three is more than special. Three out of four is more than possible.