RECRUITING ROUNDUP: News and Notes

The Crimson Tide program enjoyed a big weekend on the recruiting front despite the close loss to nationally-ranked UCLA. <i>BamaMag.com</i> interviewed four prospects who attended the exciting contest and the results were all positive. In fact, one prospect committed, another is leaning to the Tide, and the other two have Alabama high on their list. The following are their comments about the game and their visits:

ATH Chauncey Malone (6-0/180/4.5) West Morgan High School-Trinity, AL- "I committed to Alabama," said Malone. "It's a pretty nice school and a great place for me to go. The coaches recruited me as an athlete and I could play cornerback or running back." West Morgan won their first game against East Limestone High School as Malone rushed for 107 yards and one touchdown. He also caused a fumble and made five tackles on defense. West Morgan plays Vinemont High School this Friday night.

WR Ben Obomanu (6-2/184/4.5) Selma, AL- "Alabama is in the lead," said Obomanu. "I saw some things I needed to see. Alabama played seven receivers and I like that. I was very impressed and they treated me real nice. Still, I want to see what happens with the NCAA." Selma High School lost to Southside High School in their first game. Obomanu played both ways in the 22-14 loss. Interestingly, his team did not throw a pass until late in the fourth quarter. Selma plays Keith High School this Friday night.

WR Charlie Vample (6-1/175/4.5) Reading High School-Cincinnati, OH- "Alabama is up there on my list," said Vample. "I liked my visit even though they lost. It was loud and I liked the great atmosphere. I like the whole coaching staff and they threw a lot of deep routes. I could just see myself running those routes." Reading won their first two games and Vample has set a torrid pace. Vample has already scored three receiving and two punt returns for touchdowns on the young season. Reading plays Indian Hills High School this Friday night.

RB Deshawn Wynn (5-11/210/4.4) Reading High School-Cincinnati, OH- "Alabama is pretty high up on my list," said Wynn. "Everybody down there was real nice and there was a lot of fan support. It was just real nice down there and I could see myself in that offense." Reading is 2-0 on the season and Wynn has already rushed for 423 yards and seven touchdowns on only 28 attempts. Those numbers average out to over 15 yards per rushing attempt. Wynn is also playing linebacker and he recorded three sacks in the game against Summit High School. Reading plays Indian Hills High School this Friday night.


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