Teammates Now, Tide Teammates in the Future

<b>Brandon Fanney</b> and <b>Lorenzo Washington</b> are going to be teammates at Alabama next year, but first, they are teaming up on the defensive line for Hargrave Military Academy. Hargrave is scheduled to play East Carolina's Junior Varsity team later today, and the two Alabama commitments are ready to play.

Hargrave got into East Carolina late last night, and they were able to get in a light practice. Brandon Fanney and Lorenzo Washington will play key rolls for the Tigers today against East Carolina's Junior Varsity. Both players are working hard to get to Alabama and are grateful for their opportunity to get better at Hargrave.

"I'd tell every player to come here," said Washington. "Even if they qualified. It's hard, but in five years, when I look back, this is the best place for you."

Washington was speaking of being able to get a year stronger and more experienced without losing a year of eligibility. Getting a year of experience is particular important for a player like Washington.

"I turn finally 18 in December," answered Washington when asked about his birthday.

Fanney and Washington walked off the field together, and they are both eager to get to Alabama.

"Yes sir," they answered together when asked if they were still planning on signing with the Crimson Tide.

When do they get to take their official visits to Alabama?

"I don't know," answered Fanney. "We want to try and get to the Alabama/Auburn game."

"I'm not sure if I am going to take my official visit in December or January," answered Washington.

The most important question... how are their academics coming along?

"I'm doing good," said Washington. "I have to be here all year to get my English Credit, so things are going good. I have the SAT score already."

"Things are going good," said Fanney. "I need to work on my core GPA and get my test score still."

Although it seems like a long time since signing day, Washington and Fanney have really only begun their time at Hargrave. The two defensive linemen will have ample time to become eligible for the Crimson Tide, and they will arrive at Alabama a year older, wiser, stronger, and hungrier thanks to their time at the Virginia Military School.

Lorenzo Washington in his stance at Practice last night.

Brandon Fanney lines up with the 1st team defense in drills at practice last night.

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