Tide likes Opelika safety

Not surprisingly the Tide rarely signs an athlete out of Opelika, but safety prospect Adrian Kindred could be a pace setter.

A 6-2, 200 pound free safety from Opelika High School, Adrian Kindred is very active on defense, giving maximum effort on every play.

According to his high school coaches, Kindred is a vicious hitter. He tallied 66 tackles as a junior, including one for a loss. Kindred was also credited with four quarterback pressures, two fumble recoveries and 12 pass deflections.

An excellent athlete, Kindred has been clocked at 4.40 in the 40-yard dash. From his safety position he covers the field in pass coverage with equal effectiveness as he does versus the run.

He sports a 36-inch vertical jump, which he uses to his advantage on pass deflections and potential big plays.

Kindred plans to camp at LSU, Florida State, Alabama (June 21) and Auburn this summer.

The Tide hasn't had a lot of success luring athletes from Opelika, but Kindred's mother is an Alabama graduate. His father attended Troy State, and his cousin, Lamarcus Rowell, is presently playing at Auburn.

Kindred bench presses 255 pounds and carries a 3.5 GPA in the classroom. He scored 17 on his first attempt at the ACT.

The tall DB lists his top five as Auburn, Alabama, Florida State, LSU and Georgia. According to Kindred the Tide has offered a scholarship, his first so far.

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