4-star to Visit 'Special Place'

Alabama has been on the recruiting trail plenty during the spring evaluation period, and it stopped in The Carolinas to check out one of the top offensive lineman in the country on Friday.

Focused on his baseball post-season at the moment over football and recruiting, four-star offensive guard prospect Donell Stanley hasn't been able to take in many college campuses of late.

Still, the Latta (S.C.) High standout has been able to host several top schools that have stopped by to see the 6-foot-4, 312-pounder during the spring evaluation period.

Alabama was in the building on Friday, sending area-recruiter Chris Rumph to Latta.

"He talked to my uncle most of the time while I was working out," admitted Stanley. "He didn't say much to me, just asked about my grades and when I was coming down."

The junior has not been to Tuscaloosa in some time, but he knows what to expect on campus and it has plenty to do with the reason Alabama is high on his early list.

"I plan on getting back over there....that's a special place," he added.

Stanley will be looking to get to Alabama, among other places this summer along with his uncle, who was promoted at his job recently.

"He's going to be training but he's going with us on all the visits, so July will be the month I travel around," he said. "I may hit up a camp in July, too.

"I'm making a schedule to try and get there."

While not speaking to Stanley much at Latta, Rumph's purpose of the trip seems to be accomplished.

"He just wanted us to keep in contact with him and come on out and visit the campus," the class of 2014 talent added.

Stanley is currently considered the No. 3 offensive guard prospect in the country on FOX Sports NEXT/Scout.com and he likely projects best at that position should he sign with Alabama.

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