Caleb Gulledge talks future position
"The weekend was outstanding," said Caleb Gulledge. "I couldn't have asked for anything better. It was just an incredible weekend. It was a great experience.
"They took us to the best restaurant you could ever eat. I talked to some of the boys I played with in the All-Star game. We talked to coaches about details. It was just a great overall visit. I felt real comfortable up there. It was everything I expected and more.
"The best part I would say was getting to sit down with the coaches and talk about details. Also going out wiht the players. Getting to know some of them and developing relationships.
"My host was Brian Vogler. He is a real cool dude. I got ot meet a lot of people like Dee Hart and Vinnie Sunseri. Vinnie talked about how much he loves it and can't wait for me to get there."
There has been debate about where Gulledge will play at the next level. He was a standout on the offensive line at Prattville.
"The coaches are excited to get me up there in June," he said. "I talked to coach Rumph and coach Stoutland. They said I would start out on the defensive side. That was exciting. Coach Saban talked about Alabama, academics and my future. He talked about how it's a great time to be at Alabama.
How does Gulledge feel about the defensive side of the ball?
"It will take some getting used to," he said. "I feel more natural on defense though. I have always been more comfortable on defense. I am going to bust my butt and do what I need to do to get there.
"Coach Rumph is awesome. He shows me card tricks you wouldn't believe. My mom and dad are real comfortbale with him. They are glad I am going to be around him. Even if I move to the offenisve line my parents really like coach Stoutland and his wife."
Gulledge gave more of his thoughts about the national champions.
"It went pretty much the way I expected," he said. "I didn't see it being a three touchdown game. I thought it would have been a little closer, but no complaints. It was an outstanding game. They messed up on a few things. They did the right things to get a ring. It's awesome.
"It gives you a peace knowing you are going to a program like Alabama. At the same time you have to have the attitude to come in, work hard and go to work. You have to come in ready to get better everyday. Nothing is given to you.
Gulledge plans to arrive at Alabama in June. He considered official visits to Florida State and LSU, but he is 'done.'
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