Alabama adds offensive line Commitment

Alabama continues its good work on the 2004 recruiting class by dominating its own state and adding another big man in the trenches.

Alabama continues to add to an already impressive instate class of commitments by adding Sparta Academy offensive lineman Drew Davis as a verbal commitment tonight. Davis is scheduled to come in on an official visit this weekend, and he decided that he would rather show up as a member of the Crimson Tide Family.

He committed to the University of Alabama on Monday night.

We caught up with Davis right after his commitment and he said, "Alabama is where I wanted to go. I've been leaning to Alabama the whole time."

The Alabama coaches had been talking to Davis about "grayshirting" and when he committed to the coaching staff he said, "There is a chance I will grayshirt, but they also talked to me about redshirting. I am not really sure what is going to happen."

A grayshirt means that he would enroll in January and count against the Class of 2005 when the Tide has a full allotment of scholarships.

Davis did choose Alabama over Mississippi State and had planned on taking his official visits before making his decision but that now has changed. "My only official visit I will take will be to Alabama," replied Davis.

One of the biggest factors for choosing the Tide other than wanting to play in-state, "they have a great coaching staff and I have gotten to know a few of the other recruits that have committed and have become friends with them," said Davis.

Davis projects as a full qualifier with a 3.0 GPA and a score of 18 on the ACT.


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