'Crazy' atmosphere impresses Granier

Bailey Granier has a handful of offers to his name already, including Alabama as one of three SEC extensions thus far. He took his first visit back to Tuscaloosa since learning of his offer from the defending champions over the weekend for A-Day.

"Everything went well, I really enjoyed the trip," said Bailey Granier after visiting Tuscaloosa over the weekend.

For its annual A-Day game, Alabama hosted the Galliano (La.) South Lafourche offensive tackle talent for the first time since Nick Saban offered him a verbal scholarship last month.

The 6-foot-7, 320-pounder had seen much of what Alabama had to offer previously though a few things still stood out this time around.

"I had seen it all already, but a lot of the physical stuff about it I liked," said Granier, a junior. "Like the weight room, dorms and campus. I really liked the atmosphere, too.

"I really do like the coaching staff. They talked to me about general stuff."

The combination of what he already knew mixed in with the A-Day atmosphere pushed Alabama in the right direction for the three-star, though he is not ready to name favorites just yet.

"The game was good, it was a lot of fun," he added. "The visit helped Alabama for me, the atmosphere was amazing."

As for why he and his family were so taken back by the people of Tuscaloosa, it wasn't just a numbers game.

"There was a lot of people there for the spring game and it was kind of like amazing how people were so passionate about Alabama football," said Granier. "Almost like how much people love Alabama."

"It was crazy."

The class of 2014 tackle was at 'Bama on Saturday and then visited Mississippi State on Sunday and called it "a good visit." He will camp with the Bulldogs -- who have already offered him along with UA, Vanderbilt, Southern Miss, Tulane, Louisiana and Louisiana Tech -- this summer.

Granier plans on narrowing his list after the spring evaluation period.

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