Will Britt make it a family affair?

Justin Britt is arguably the top defensive line prospect in the state of Alabama this year, and he is one of the top players in the South overall.

As a junior he played linebacker and defensive tackle for Cullman High School, and this year he will play full time defensive end. He could play either line position in college, but at 6-4.5 and 255 pounds with a 4.8 forty, Britt will likely grow into a defensive tackle.

Britt helped lead Cullman to the playoffs last season, and they look to be loaded for another playoff run this season.

"We only lost about three guys on each side of the ball," said Britt. "I think we have about 16 returning starters. We should be pretty good this year."

So far, Britt has been to the LSU camp, and he has several more on the schedule. "I'm going to Alabama this Saturday. I'm going to Georgia in July, and I'm going to try and get to Florida and Florida State too."

Pictured at the Alabama camp a year ago, Britt continues to grow and is expected to end up at defensive tackle.

Britt is the younger brother of current Alabama players Wesley Britt (offensive tackle) and Taylor Britt (defensive tackle). So like most, I've considered Justin to be a lean to Alabama for a long time. But if that is indeed the case, he isn't letting on yet.

"I have to do what's right for me," Justin Britt said. "I mean I like what Alabama is doing, and they are right there, but I have to make my own decision. I'll go where I feel most comfortable and to where God leads me."

Britt may well end up making it a family affair with his two brothers at Alabama, but for now he's going to let the recruiting process play out. He explained, "I've been to the LSU camp, and I loved it there. I went to Georgia's three-day camp last year, and I like them a lot. Those are probably my top three schools right now, but I haven't been to either of the Florida schools yet. I like Notre Dame too; I think they are real close to offering me a scholarship."

The bottom line is he wants to win. "I want to win a national championship," he said, "and all of those teams are capable of playing for one."

Like his older brother, Justin plays several sports in high school. He is a state champion in the shot put and discus.

Read all of the recent recruiting stories on Alabama recruits from TheInsiders.com.


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