Taylor commits to Tide

Alphonse Taylor, four-star offensive tackle from Mobile-Davidson, Ala., made his final decision Friday before Christmas. Taylor talked about his commitment to Alabama.

Alphonse Taylor released a statement Friday about his decision.

"After carefully considering the amazing opportunities in front of me, I am committing to play football for the University of Alabama and enroll in January. I appreciate the support of my family, friends, teachers, and coaches who have always helped and supported me. While there were many factors to my decision, ultimately I want to play Nose Guard for Alabama whose fierce and dedicated defenses are a tradition in this state and around the nation."

"I maintain a tremendous amount of respect for Coach Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles."---Alphonse Taylor

Taylor talked with Scout.com shortly after the press release.

"At the end of the day Alabama is the best place for me," he said. "That's where I felt will give me the best opportunity for success int he long run. I made my final decision about Alabama today."

"The Alabama coaching staff wants me to come in and play nose guard. The coaches are a great group of guys who are in position to help players develop."

"It's a great opportunity for me. I want to thank everyone for everything, but without God none of this is possible."

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