Alabama 1st Public Commitment

The first commitment of the season is always a special one, and Alabama picked up their 1st football commitment for the class of 2005 on Monday.

Evan Cardwell is a  6' 3", 300 lb., offensive lineman from Brooks High School that committed to play football for the University of Alabama

"I committed to Alabama about thirty-five minutes ago," Cardwell said last night. "I called Coach Ball and told him I was ready to commit. Coach Ball was very excited. I also called Coach Shula and left a message."

Cardwell gave his reason for pulling the trigger early. Cardwell said, "I talked to the coaches a few weeks ago. I sat down with my parents and they decided it was the best decision to go ahead and commit."

The pressure is off for Cardwell. " I will not have to worry about it during my senior year. I can just focus on football."

Cardwell knows what he likes and said, "I feel like that's where I fit in the best. It's close to home and I feel at home. I feel like I fit in with their scheme. I really like the situation."

Cardwell already knows where he will most likely play and said, " The offensive line coach said they wanted me to play either guard or center."

Cardwell had offers from Alabama and Notre Dame. "Several other schools said they were going to offer but never received anything in writing," Cardwell added.

Summer plans change a little and Cardwell said, "I am definitely going to Alabama on June 19th and probably will go to the Auburn camp."

"I will not go on any official visits except for Alabama. I have been an Alabama fan my whole life," Cardwell replied.

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