OL Dominates at Alabama's Camp

Autaugaville offensive lineman Brian Motley had one purpose for attending Alabama's senior camp on Sunday. He was seeking a scholarship offer from The Crimson Tide.

Holding offers from UAB and Troy, Motley added the Alabama offer today. "It felt really good to receive the offer. It's the one offer I have been waiting for," said Brian Motley. "I know I will commit very soon. Today was the last camp I will attend. I am just holding out on my commitment for a short time."

"I grew up an Alabama fan. I have always wanted to play there. The facilities and tradition are great. Alabama also has great academics," added Motley.

The high school coaches working with the offensive lineman during Alabama's camp claimed Motley the most dominating lineman at the mini-camp. Coaches working the camp knew it was coming, but Motley was stunned when he received the official word from Coach Mike Shula.

Motley said, "When Coach Shula offered me the scholarship, I was shocked. It was a great feeling. I felt like I performed very well today."

The 6-2, 274-pound lineman had several good things to say about the Alabama coaching staff. "Coach Shula is a great coach," Motley said. "He is nice and very down to earth. I was able to work with Coach(Bob) Connelly and Coach (Buddy) Wyatt today. Coach Connelly is a good coach.

"He knows what he is doing. He said all the right things. I worked with Coach Wyatt when I was with the defensive line. He was a fun guy to work with. I met mostly all of the coaches. They were all great guys."

Motley performed well at the camp on both sides of the ball. "I play offensive tackle and defensive end for my high school," he said. "I worked both sides of the ball today. I would really like to play defense in college, but it doesn't really matter. I still need to work on my speed (5.3)."

Motley is an intelligent prospect not only on the football field, but in the classroom as well. He received several top honors as a junior, and was a participant in the Alabama Junior All-Star game.


BamaMag Top Stories