Carr approves of Alabama attitude

Tyler Carr is one of the top junior offensive line prospects in the South, and he spent his Saturday checking out Alabama during the Crimson Tide's home opener. Get inside to get his full impression of Nick Saban's program.

Tyler Carr had been to Alabama before, but Saturday's home opener against Colorado State was his first impression of the 2013 version of the Crimson Tide.

"It was great," he said. "Alabama always has a strong finish, and that says a lot about their strength program."

The way the Tide ended its game against the Rams was something the junior four-star from Gadsden (Ala.) Southside High thought was impressive.

"It is!" Carr said. "Coach [Mario] Cristobal is a great coach an I like his mind set. I spoke to him and Coach [Nick] Saban, both.

"This is my first year on the offensive line, and that he (Saban) hasn't had a chance to fully evaluate my film. But he said that after he gets to see it, he wants to talk seriously."

Despite a 6-foot-5, 295-pound frame, the class of 2015 standout is not a seasoned veteran in the trenches.

"This is my first year as a full-time offensive lineman," he said. "And I was watching the O-line at the game.

"They seemed to have a physical dominance up front, and I feel like their style of play fits me extremely well."

But it was what Carr saw after the game that really captured the culture of Alabama football.

"This is the first time I got to go in the locker room after the game," he said. "And I liked the attitude of a 31 to 6 win and how it isn't enough and how they all talked about how this week of practice needed to be more intense and hold each other accountable."

Carr, who already holds offers from Auburn, Georgia and Vanderbilt among others, hopes to hear more from the Tide coaching staff this fall but he was pleased with his time on campus.

"Just that it was another great Alabama win," he said.

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