Looking at Two

Preston Dial, from UMS-Wright, is one of the top tight end prospects in the Southeast. Dial is a member of the South Hot 100, and he was in Tuscaloosa to participate in one day of the Crimson Tide's three day camp.

"It has pretty much evened out between Alabama and Florida State," said Preston Dial. "Alabama really opened my eyes this past week. They are off probation, and they are bringing in some great recruiting classes."

Dial did not attend the Alabama Senior mini-camps held the previous weekend. The Alabama coaching staff wanted to get the high priority tight end to camp for at least one day, and Dial decided to camp in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday.

"It went really well," Dial said. "I went for the second day of the three day camp. It was on June 14th. I finally got to spend time with Coach [Dave] Ungerer. Coach [Buddy] Wyatt and Coach Ungerer both walked me around all the facilities after I finished working out. I was able to talk to Trent Davidson. He told me a lot about Alabama. It really helped me out."

"My parents and I sat down with Coach (Mike) Shula after the camp. He was asking me about my decision process. He told me everything that Alabama had to offer. It was a good meeting," Dial added.

The battle for Dial's signature has come down to the Tide and the Seminoles. It's almost the same situation as Bobby Greenwood, but Dial doesn't plan to wait as long as the Prattville defensive end. Dial said, "I am basically looking at Alabama and Florida State. I am going to see what they both have to offer, which way the program is heading, and the academics. I want to see how much playing time I could get. I am taking the other schools in consideration, but I know Florida State or Alabama is where I belong."


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