Salomon Discusses Alabama's Offer

When sophomore star wide receiver Darnell Salomon of Chapagnat Catholic High in Hialeah, Fla., received a scholarship offer from Alabama for the 2016 signing class, it didn't come as a surprise to the young player.

Darnell Salomon and some of his teammates attended three summer football camps – LSU, Florida State, and Alabama. Salomon, who plays for Coach Mike Tunsil, had done very well in the Crimson Tide camp. That, too, was not a surprise. His work in LSU's camp was so good that he received an offer from the Tigers before he left Baton Rouge.

Even though the Alabama offer came a little later, Salomon said he expects his decision to come down to the two Southeastern Conference powerhouses. He said he would be watching the Saturday game between the two on television. Bama hosts LSU at 7 p.m. CST in Bryant-Denny Stadium with television coverage by CBS. Salomon, who great up a Florida fan, also has an offer from Georgia Tech.

Salomon said that he has 34 catches for 570 yards and six touchdowns for his undefeated team. On Friday, Alabama assistant coaches were on the road recruiting. Mario Cristobal, who recruits South Florida (he was formerly head coach at FIU and an assistant coach at his alma mater, Miami) for the Crimson Tide, made the offer. "He told Coach Mike that Coach Saban liked me and that I had an offer," Salomon said.

He said that he felt he got good instruction in Alabama's camp, teaching that has helped him as a player this year. "We had a lot of competition in the camp," he said. "It gave me a challenge and the coaches did a great job of teaching."

He also said he was impressed with the campus. "It's a great school," he said. "It would be good to go there."

Salomon, 6-3, 180, has been clocked at 4.52 in the 40 and plays both safety and wide receiver. He was offered by the Tide as a wide receiver and said that is his position of choice. He also said that when he watches Bama games, "I mostly watch the wide receivers."

He is a four-star wide receiver and is considered one of the top wideouts in Florida regardless of class.

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