"I committed to Alabama this morning," said Autauga Academy standout O.J. Howard. "I walked in coach Saban's office. He told me they liked me and wanted to offer me.
"He told me I didn't have to rush my decision at all. I felt like the time was right. I knew where I wanted to go. I went ahead and committed.
"I committed because I like the way they use their tight ends. The coaches are always real nice and cool guys. They are hard working coaches. They make you go 110-percent all the time."
The 6-foot-5, 217-pound athlete could play on either side of the ball. He prefers offense.
"They talked to me about tight end and outside linebacker last month," he said. "They said they still don't know yet. I would prefer to play tight end or receiver. I will play wherever I can though."
Howard talked about working out at the Tide's camp.
"I think I performed really well," said Howard. "Coach Saban thought I performed really well. I think overall I did really well."
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