Prattville Linebacker Names a Leader

Alabama signed two players from Prattville last year, and the Tide has its eye on several more players in the Class of 2005 including linebacker <b>C.J. Brown</b>.

"I have received about thirty letters from Arkansas. Also, I received letters from Alabama, Auburn, Louisville, West Virginia, Southern Miss and Middle Tennessee State," said C.J. Brown.

"I really like Alabama," Brown said about his leader. "I had the chance to speak to Coach Kines at the A-Day Game. He told me how they have tutors to assist with players if they are struggling with a class, and I really like that. Alabama is closer to home, and I like Coach Shula. He is always very positive I just want to go to the place that I fit in best, and who I can work with. I want a fair shot at playing."

Brown is very interested in academics and is a very smart student. He will not have a problem qualifying. This year, he was awarded an academic award for having a 3.0 GPA and above.

"I have really good speed from sideline to sideline. I am very coachable," Brown said about his strengths on the football field. "I would like to get around 225-230. I want to improve on my tackling and just keep driving my feet whenever I make a tackle," Brown added.

Brown's summer camp calendar is about full with trips planned to Alabama, Auburn and UAB. Last year, he attended Florida State's camp.

Andrew Bone covers Alabama Recruiting for

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