Visit solidifies status

One of the top defensive lineman in the country visited Alabama for the first time since being offered by the defending champs in February, and it was enough to solidify the Tide's status as his leader.

"I visited Alabama on Friday," said Charles Mosley over the weekend.

The four-star interior defensive lineman from Brighton (Tenn.) made the most of his 48-hour trip, taking in Tuscaloosa before participating in a camp.

While he was excited to camp, Mosley was focused on seeing Alabama for the first time since his recruitment by the defending champs was switched to a new coach after his original recruiter took a job in the NFL.

"It went well," he said of the overall trip. "I talked to Coach [Nick] Saban a whole lot and got to meet Coach [Billy] Napier since he took over recruiting me since [Mike] Groh left."

It's safe to say that the 6-foot-5, 340-pound Mosley got to know plenty about his new go-to coach at 'Bama in a short time.

"Napier's a nice guy and a very hard-working recruiter," said the junior standout. "But he's cool, I like him and he seems to be real honest with me."

The coach's pitch to Mosley led to an unexpected reaction from the No. 14 defensive tackle on FOX Sports NEXT/

"He (Napier) was just saying how I came in at the right time because when I get there, it would be only one or two nose guards there," he said. "So I should be able to come in as a freshman and compete for playing time or even a starting spot."

"I was in shock because I wasn't expecting to hear that," he continued. "But I'm not worried about playing time because I know it'll come to me when I deserve it."

Alabama led for Mosley before the coaching changes went down, and he's added offers from Auburn, Georgia and Ole Miss since UA was amonf the first to pull the trigger in February. Despite the new looks and new personnel, things still look solid for the Crimson Tide at the moment.

"They're still number one," said Mosley.

The top uncommitted prospect in the Volunteer State has no timetable for a decision.

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