Florida Linebacker Commits to Bama

As the first day of fall practice began for several high school teams throughout the country, Alabama landed a verbal commitment Monday afternoon from Nease High School's Charlie Kirschman, 6-3, 225 pound linebacker.

"I committed to Alabama today," said Charlie Kirschman. "I called Coach (Mike) Shula and Coach (Buddy) Wyatt. They were very happy, and fired up about my decision."

"I wanted to get my decision over with before the season started. I want to focus on winning the state championship," added Kirschman.

After receiving an offer from the Crimson Tide soon after his senior camp performance in Tuscaloosa, Kirschman knew he wanted to play at Alabama.

"I love the academics, tradition, and coaches. It really came down between Alabama and Florida. Those were my top two schools. I decided to end everything by committing to Alabama. I will not take any more visits. I am 100% committed," said Kirschman.

There are several teammates of Kirschman's--Tim Tebow and Hunter Haynes being recruited by UA. Kirschman will now begin recruiting for the Tide.

"I am probably about to start really talking to them about coming to Alabama. It would be nice to play with them in college," Kirschman added.

Tide receiver Will Oakley, is a product of Nease High School, and former go-to-guy of Tim Tebow's.

Kirschman was holding offers from Alabama, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Iowa, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland, Duke, Nebraska, Purdue, Air Force, Marshall, East Carolina, UConn, Troy State, and Toledo.

Nease High School will travel to Hoover for a great match-up with the Buccaneers. The game is scheduled for August 27, at 11:00am on ESPN. Mark your calendars for some great high school football in Hoover August 27. Scout.com will bring you all the highlights and a few added bonuses as the team at Scout.com prepares for a great season of high school football.

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