Warmack ‘pretty strong' to Tide

Dallas Warmack has been one of the hotter offensive linemen in the South of late, racking up several big-time offers since he pulled the trigger to Alabama last July. The four-star also visited Auburn late last month, so Nick Saban's staff made it a point to deliver a specific message to the junior.

Dallas Warmack is arguably the Alabama commitment most familiar with the program, given that he's been around campus for the last half-dozen years on a consistent basis.

The younger brother of Crimson Tide great Chance Warmack hasn't caught big-time programs off guard like his bother did, as he's added offers from programs like Florida State, South Carolina and UCF of late. Auburn has also made him a recent priority, and the four-star Atlanta (Ga.) Mays junior spent a junior day there late last month, too.

But on Saturday, he returned to Tuscaloosa as a part of the second big junior day of the cycle.

"The vibe was great, we were just having fun," he said. "It went great, I enjoyed speaking with everyone. "

A big part of the "everyone" that Warmack spoke with were coaches and players already signed with Alabama in the 2014 class. It was clear that attention his way was a priority on this day. Nick Saban's staff had a particular message for one of the top guard prospects in the country, seemingly combatting the notion that there wasn't a fit for Warmack at Alabama.

"The message was, ‘don't let other schools persuade you to come to their program. We wouldn't have offered you if you didn't have a chance to play,'" he said. "It was nice, I knew they were going to say something about my new offers and after the Auburn visit."

Receptive of the intent, a verbal pledge to sign with the Crimson Tide program is still in place.

"Pretty strong, still," Wamack said of his commitment status.

In between messages, it was about the group of people surrounding him at Alabama, and potentially playing next to him there as well.

"I spent most of my time with Coach Saban, [Mario] Cristobal and [Lance] Thompson among coaches and 2014 signees [David] Cornwell, [Cameron] Robinson and Joshua Casher," he said. "It was cool, I talked to Robinson briefly because he had workouts, but he's a nice guy. And Casher is hilarious, I spent time with him most of the day.

"He was just saying that he can't wait until we play with each other. Also that Alabama was the right choice to commit to, that was about it."

While most of the more-than 50 prospects on campus were sorted into groups, the legacy was able to customize his return to T-town.

"I got a lot of one-on-one time with all the coaches instead of being in groups," Warmack said.

South Carolina may be the next program Scout's No. 13 offensive guard prospect visits, but it is not currently scheduled.


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