Four-star announces for Alabama

Alabama last hosted Josh Frazier for the showdown with LSU earlier in November, and he may have been leaning towards the Crimson Tide ever since. He announced his intentions to sign with the No. 1 program in America on Saturday evening.

The last time Josh Frazier was at Alabama, not only was he impressed, but his mother, Donna, admitted that Nick Saban and company earned "mommy points" during her first Tuscaloosa experience.

It was apparent that the four-star Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber defensive tackle also enjoyed the visit and attention he received from the coaching staff with dozens of other recruits in town, and mom admitted he was more excited about that trip than any other.

It came full circle two weeks later, as the No. 22 defensive tackle on Scout.com announced his commitment to the program.

"Ok Arkansas, I'm sorry but I've decided Alabama. I hope u will still support me when I go rep Arkansas in Alabama," Frazier announced via Twitter. "Nothing against the hog fans, A&M fans, Auburn fans, and USC fans. I just feel I can get the best coaching and all the resources available to help me be successful at Alabama."

The 6-foot-3, 310-pounder had been to Tuscaloosa several times this fall, but getting his mother on campus became a priority for both he and the Alabama coaching staff.

"I think he's been secretly holding this program in really, really high regard to me until I got a chance to see it," Donna Frazier said after that visit. "He wanted me to see it for myself. You could just tell his excitement was building when we approached the stadium, once we approached Tuscaloosa."

Frazier, a U.S. Army All-American, is commitment No. 22 for Alabama in the class of 2014, and he's the lone state of Arkansas representative in the class. The Crimson Tide now has verbal pledges from 13 different states in what is considered the top recruiting class in the country.

BamaMag.com will have much more on this developing story.


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