In Depth with Newest Alabama Commitment

Tremayne Coger becomes Alabama's third prep commitment in the class of 2006. Coger talks about his commitment, and his return to the state of Alabama.

"I committed to Alabama Friday, a little bit before noon," said Tremayne Coger. "I was born in Alabama. I have always wanted to play there. Once I received the offer, I jumped on it."

Alabama secondary coach, Chris Ball, was in charge of Coger's recruitment. The 6-0, 185, defensive back is looking forward to working with his future position coach.

Coger said, "Coach Ball is a real nice guy. "I feel like I can have a very close relationship with him."

In an interview earlier today, Columbia Central's head coach, Vance Belew, stated several schools were close to offering the star defensive back. Coger admits Alabama was the only school he was considering.

"I heard there were a few other schools interested, but I had not received any other offers. I wasn't really considering anyone else. I don't plan to take any visits, except to Alabama," said Coger.

When asked about his decision, Coger replied, "It's a relief to me. I don't have to go out looking or trying to prove myself for other colleges. I have already found the college I want to go to. I can now focus on my senior year. I am going to the Alabama Senior Camp in June."

After rushing for over 700 yards, receiving over 300 yards, and scoring 13 touchdowns on offense, Coger will play on the defensive side of the ball once he arrives in Tuscaloosa. However, during his junior campaign, he recorded six interceptions, returning two for touchdowns.

"I would say my strengths are playing defense and running the ball," said Coger. "Coach Ball said they are going to look at me at either safety or corner back. I would prefer to play corner back. It doesn't matter which side I play."


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