Big Georgia Lineman Commits to Alabama

Marlon Davis is a big offensive lineman from Columbus, Ga. that has been flirting with a commitment to Alabama for some time. He pulled the trigger this weekend.

Marlon Davis a 6-3, 306 pound offensive lineman for Carver High School in Columbus, Georgia has made a verbal commitment to the University of Alabama.

Davis called the Alabama coaching staff on Sunday afternoon to inform them he was ready to make his commitment.

"I told Coach Randolph and Coach Connally I am committing," said Davis.

Davis' decision came after a phone call from the Alabama coaching staff on Thursday night.

"I talked to Coach Shula, Coach Connelly, and Coach Randolph on Thursday night. They said they wanted me to go ahead and commit, because they only had one offensive lineman scholarship left, and they wanted me to have it. They told me I could come in and get early playing time. The coaches have told me they want me to play guard."

There were several other reasons why Davis chose the Tide.

"I want to go into Pre-Med. I know they have a really good medical school. I know I will get a chance to play early. I don't want to be sitting on the bench until my senior year. I have always been leaning towards Alabama and my parents are big fans. It is only three hours away and I did not want to go anywhere too far away to play college football," said Davis.

The Alabama coaching staff also made a strong impression on Davis.

"Coach Connelly was one of the main reason I chose Alabama. I really like the way he coaches. He is laid back and down to earth type guy. I also really like Coach Shula. He talked to me and told me the truth about recruiting. He told me he is not trying to play any games."

"The other schools that have offered that I was considering were Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, and Ole Miss. Those were the top schools. I was also looking at Clemson, Duke, and Auburn." Davis added.

A few schools will still receive visits from Davis.

"I don't want coaches to back off of me just because I am committed to Alabama. I want to take my visits and enjoy them. I possibly could end up changing my commitment, but I know that Alabama is the place I want to be," said Davis.

Davis has yet to attend any Alabama games, but enjoyed watching the win over Ole Miss.

" I have not been to any games yet. I was suppose to go this weekend to the Ole Miss game, but I didn't. I will probably come next weekend. It was a good game. They looked pretty good. They have some young receivers and they have some lineman that are going to be leaving next year, so I know they will need some offensive linemen."

Carver had another unfortunate loss this past weekend.

"We lost 13-10. We don't play next Friday. We will play on September 24, against Hardaway at Memorial Stadium in Columbus," said Davis.

Davis maintains a 4.0 GPA and scored a 940/SAT.

As a junior, Davis recorded 59 pancake blocks.

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