DePriest Says He Will Return To Tide
Although the announcement is not binding, there is no reason to expect Trey DePriest to not return to Alabama for the 2014 season. He is expected to be a leader of next year's Crimson Tide defense.
A year ago, C.J. Mosley made the same decision. He came back for his senior season and this year has been a unanimous All-America and was winner of the Butkus Award as the nation's best linebacker. Earlier this month Mosley was asked who would lead the Bama defense next season, and he said DePriest "if" DePriest decided to return.
Mosley is projected as a first round draft choice after his big senior season.
DePriest has had a good year for Alabama, third on the team in tackles with 58 (behind Mosley with 102 and Landon Collins with 61). DePriest, 6-2, 245, from Springfield, Ohio, was second team All-Southeastern Conference. He was in on seven tackles for loss, had two sacks, broke up a pass, had a pass interception, caused a fumble, and recovered two fumbles.
DePriest is a middle linebacker, playing inside with weakside linebacker Mosley in Bama's base 3-4 defense.
DePriest and his Bama teammates get 2014 started with the final game of the 2013 season Thursday. Alabama, 11-1 and ranked third in the nation, plays against Oklahoma, 10-2 and ranked 10th, in the Sugar Bowl at 7:30 p.m. CST Thursday. ESPN will televise the game from the Louisiana Superdome.
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