"They do things the right way."

Marvin Shinn is rated the No. 1 player in the state by the Tuscaloosa News, and for good reason. He produced two great years of football at Vigor and ready to head to the University of Alabama.

Marvin Shinn
Scout.com Rating: Four-star
Scout.com Rank: No. 17 Wide Receiver
Size: 6-foot-4, 195-pounds
Hometown: Vigor High School Prichard, Ala.
Projected Position: Wide Receiver

Stats: Shinn has 51 receptions for 796 yards and nine touchdowns this past season. Shinn had more than 900 total yards of offense during the 2009 season and 17 touchdowns.

Commit Date: 4/18/2009
Recruiting Competition: Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Tennessee

Why Alabama: "Alabama has been my school since I was young, and they were first to offer. So I just took it. They surprised me with an offer. Alabama is always where I wanted to go since I was little, so I just accepted the offer from them.

"There was no point in me waiting to make my decision. This has been my dream my whole life to play at Alabama. Hopefully I can go up there and make an impact similar to Julio Jones. I know I have to go in there and work hard. It's going to take a lot of effort from my part to be able to make that type of impact. I plan to work as hard as I can to play early at Alabama.

"I love how they play football up there. They do things the right way. That is where I feel at home."

Strengths/Improvements: "I am really good at jumping. I can get up real high. I am long too. I am trying to improve my short routes. That's all I really need right there."

Andrew Bone says: Shinn is an elite receiver prospect who has the ability to contribute early. He has excellent size and length. He has excellent speed and does a great job creating separation. Shinn is quick and can make plays in the open field.
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