Top Alabama Lineman Names Leader

<b>Evan Cardwell</b> will be one of the top linemen in the state of Alabama in the Class of 2005, and he names his favorites including his leader.

Evan Cardwell, 6'4", 285, OG/DT, from Brooks HS, will be one of the top lineman recruits for the class of 2005.

Cardwell had a big junior year recording 78 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 4 sacks and was 4A All-State.

The SEC schools have definitely noticed Cardwell and he is currently receiving letters from Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Florida, Vanderbilt and Arkansas. Cardwell said, "My favorites are Alabama, LSU, Florida and Arkansas. My number one would be Alabama, then LSU, Florida and Arkansas."

Growing up in Alabama Cardwell was quick to admit, "I have been an Alabama fan and have always wanted to play there. I love the campus and I have a lot of friends who go there."

Size is one of Cardwell's assets, and his strength is definitely a plus. He added, "I'm a lot quicker than most guys I play against. I'm also a lot stronger than most guys I play against."

Off-season conditioning is important to all athletes and Cardwell recognizes what he wants to focus on before his senior season begins. He said, "I can always work on my speed and try to get faster. I need to work on my footwork and my agilities."

Cardwell attended the Alabama/Southern Miss game.

Andrew Bone covers Alabama Recruiting for TheInsiders.com

BamaMag Top Stories