Raheem Falkins talks decision

Raheem Falkins, wide receiver from New Orleans-Carver, La., committed to the University of Alabama while visiting Tuscaloosa for Junior Day. He talked about the decision to roll with the Tide.

"I am doing great right now," said Raheem Falkins. "I am so excited. I just committed to Alabama. This is where I want to be. This is so great. I can now focus only on my senior season.

"I loved seeing Alabama win the national championship. I was leaning towards them before then. This is just a great feeling. I am ecstatic."

Falkins talked more about why he committed to the Crimson Tide.

"I have been up to Alabama a few times," he said. "Everytime I came up here I just loved it. I loved everything about it. I loved the campus. I loved the program. The academics are great. Everything about Alabama I love.

"I came up here for Junior Day today. The visit was lovely. I knew what to expect. I told coach Saban I was ready to commit. He was very excited."

The 6-foot-4, 192-pound prospect also had scholarship offers from Colorado, Illinois, LSU and Tennessee. He had 10 receiving touchdowns his junior season.

"My number one thing is going up and getting the ball at it's highest point" Falkins said. "I am an excellent route runner. I want to work on my speed. I have to get faster. I have to be a better player overall."

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