Tennessee DB Commits to Tide

Tremayne Coger, a 6-0,185-pound defensive back from Columbia Central High School in Columbia, Tenn., made a commitment to the University of Alabama Friday.

Coger received an offer from the Crimson Tide Thursday evening and did not waste any time before making a decision, his high school coach said.

"Tremayne made a commitment to Alabama on Friday," Columbia Central Head Coach Vance Belew said. "Tremayne received the offer from Alabama on Thursday. He was about to receive about 3-4 offers, but Alabama was the first to act on it."

Alabama Defensive Backs Coach Chris Ball was in charge of Coger's recruitment, and saw something he really liked.

"Coach Ball came up here either the first or second day of the evaluation period. He watched a highlight film of Tremayne in which he scored six different ways. He scored from the inside, outside, middle, receiving, special teams, and on defense. Coach Ball saw his versatility, and stayed to watch him practice that day as well," said Belew.

"They (Alabama) like him as a defensive back. They said he could probably play either corner or safety. Tremayne is playing corner back and running back this year for us."

"We have clocked him at a 4.3 about 15 times. At a combine a few weeks ago, he ran a 4.5 on a slow track. He had the second fastest time of the day," added Belew.

Belew knows he has a special player, and only hopes for the best for Coger's future.

Belew said, "Tremayne is the type of kid who has a lot of versatility. We are awfully proud of Tremayne. We are really looking forward to his senior year, and looking forward to watching him at Alabama."

"He plays offense, defense, and special teams. He always makes the big plays. Last season, he scored 13 touchdowns on offense. He rushed for over 700 yards with an average of almost 10 yards a carry and scored 8 touchdowns. He had over 300 yards receiving with two touchdowns, and scored 2 touchdowns on special teams. On defense, he had 6 interceptions and ran two of them back for touchdowns. He had a total of 15 touchdowns," Belew added.

"Tremayne told me he was solidly committed to Alabama. He and his father both informed me they had no desire to visit anywhere else. Tremayne's father played football at Alabama A&M, and they are originally from Decatur. He will camp at Alabama this summer," said Belew.

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