Alabama Coaches Visit a Top Target

<b>Roy Upchurch</b> of Godby High School in Tallahassee is one of the top running back prospects in the state of Florida. Upchurch ended his senior season with 305 rushes for 2,543 yards and twenty-seven touchdowns. His season has ended, but his recruitment has turned up another notch.

Alabama has been a favorite of the South Hot 100 running back, and they were the first school to visit.

"Coach Connelly (Alabama) came to the school today and talked to me for a little bit. We basically talked business. Coach Connelly is a really good person, and I feel like we have a great bond with each other," said Roy Upchurch.

Three schools are at the top of Upchurch's list as he tries to set his official visits.

"I have not set up any visits yet, and I don't know when I will. I know I will visit Alabama, Auburn, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Louisville. I don't have a favorite right now, but my top three are Alabama, Florida State, and North Carolina."

"I don't know exactly what stands out about each team, but I feel the most comfortable with those three teams and I think play with those three," added Upchurch.

Upchurch was one of the many top prospects in attendance for the Iron Bowl.

"I had a great time in Tuscaloosa for the game. It was electrifying. The atmosphere was crazy. It was always loud, and the fans never sat down. The stadium was a lot bigger than I thought, and I really liked it a lot. I could definitely see myself playing in that type of environment."

During his unofficial visit, Upchurch spoke with several coaches and a few of the Crimson Tide players.

"I talked to Ray Hudson, Brodie Croyle, Antonio Carter, and I spoke with all the coaches. Ray (Hudson) and I have a good relationship, because our moms work together. He is really trying to get me to come to Alabama," said Upchurch.

A decision is still on hold for the talented running back.

"I think I am still going to wait until after my visits before I make a decision. I want to find the right people, environment, coaches, and where I feel the most at home."

Upchurch finished an unbelievable senior season with over 2,500 yards rushing, but he wanted more.

"The season went alright. I wanted to get 3,000 yards, but we lost in the second round of the play-offs. Compared to my junior year, I have learned a lot, and I have become a better leader. I did everything I could do. I know when I get to college, I am going to have to depend on my team more. I would sometimes just look at myself, but there is no 'I' in team. I am not playing any other sports. I am just weight lifting and crashing the books. I am at 190 (pounds) right now and I want to stay between 190-195," said Upchurch.

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