Bozeman talks new offer and more

Bradley Bozeman, offensive tackle from Roanoke-Handley, Ala., gave an early commitment to the University of Alabama. He has picked up a new scholarship offer from an ACC school. He talked with Andrew Bone about the latest news, his future position and much more...


"Clemson offered me today," said Bradley Bozeman. My coach told me they wanted to offer me. I gave them a call a call this afternoon.

"I spoke to coach Harbison. I just told him I was firmly committed to Alabama. He told me he respected that and told me I am going to a great program.

"I just let him know I am firmly committed unless anything drastic happens. He told me he respected me calling him. He said he watched my film and that I was a great player. He did tell me if anything drastic did happen to contact him."

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound lineman had a great junior season helping Handley win the Class 3A state championship. He plays right tackle and defensive tackle.

"I haven't been to Alabama since the first Junior Day," Bozeman said. "I plan on going back for some spring practices and the A-Day game. When I first committed coach Saban told me I will most likely play right tackle. It doesn't matter to me though. I will play wherever they need me."

Bozeman is keeping in touch with other Tide commitments and in touch with a recruit from out-of-state.

"I talk to O.J. [Howard] and Reuben [Foster]," he said. "Besides those guys I also talk to Chris Laviano from New York. We met at one of the games last year. He is wanting to visit Alabama as much as he can."

Handley hopes to repeat as Class 3A state champions in 2012. They will have a big test on May 18th for a spring game when they face Pinson Valley with Auburn commitment Earnest Robinson.

"I am trying to work on anything I can improve on," said the 3A Lineman of the Year. "Just staying on the block and getting my footwork right; just staying on my feet. We got a new offensive coordinator, been on staff for a long time. Our old offensive coordinator retired. We are just not sure what to expect."

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