B.J. Hammond talks Junior Day

B.J. Hammond, wide receiver from Gadsden (Ala.) City, was among the elite visitors in Tuscaloosa Saturday for Junior Day. Hammond talked about his trip to the Capstone.

"The trip was long, but it was worth it," said B.J. Hammond. "I liked it a lot. There were a lot of people there. It was a good time.

"We checked everything out. We saw the facilities, learned about academics, expectations as a student, learned about the benefits of going to Alabama. They preached about tradition and went to the basketball game."

Hammond has reported early scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State and UAB.

"The coaches were just saying how they want me to go ahead and commit," he said. "They said they want me there. I hung out with coach Bobby Williams. I spent some time with coach Groh. Overall it was a fun experience."

Hammond watched two players from his high school, Dre Kirkpatrick and Jerrell Harris, as starters for the 2011 BCS National Champions.

"I love their tradition," Hammond said. "I love their facilities. Health is a priority at Alabama. Nick Saban wants to make sure you stay healthy. At Alabama you have to try to fail. It's set up for you to be successful. It's the best-of-the-best. It's just crazy there right now. It's great."

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