Alabama's Top Tight End Talks Recruiting

Briarwood Christian seems to have a pipeline to Alabama, but is that the case for <b>Charles Hoke</b>?

Charles Hoke, 6' 7", 225, TE, from Briarwood Christian, is another one of the top prospects in the state of Alabama. He was a member of the 5A State Championship team and was honored this year as All-State, and All-Metro 5A. His stats are just as impressive with 57 receptions for  945 yards, and seven touchdowns..

Letters are arriving daily from Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Nebraska, LSU, Florida and Arkansas. Hoke does not have a favorite

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 at this time and said, "I have an open mind right now. I grew up liking Auburn but both of my parents went to Alabama."

Hoke will be taking it all in and looking for the best program that will best suit him. "The main thing is academics and I want to see how I would fit into the system," added Hoke.

Two of Hoke's former teammates will be playing for the Crimson Tide this fall, Tim Castille and Simeon Castille. Hoke said, "It was awesome to play with Tim and Simeon. Both are incredible athletes. I was around Simeon and got to know him better."

Simeon Castille, a 2004 signee for Alabama, will have a great opportunity to follow in his brother's footsteps and start as a true freshman. Hoke added his thoughts about Simeon, "He was incredible competition to go up against every day which helped me improve my game. He was also a great encourager and would help me out when he saw something I could do better."

Hoke indicated that Simeon will not pressure his decision. "He hasn't said anything to me about going to Alabama, probably because he's the kind of guy who won't put pressure on someone about things like that. He would want that person to do what he believes is best," replied Hoke.

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Hoke is a tremendous athlete and said, "I have good hands and I can jump real high for the ball." At 6' 7", not many DBs would be able to out jump this talented TE.

Last fall, Hoke attended a couple of games, Alabama/Tennessee and Auburn/Louisiana-Monroe.

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