5 Star Receiver Impressed with Tide

Scout.com's five-star receiver Jarred Fayson was in Tuscaloosa for an official visit to the University of Alabama for Homecoming weekend. Fayson learned a lot about the Crimson Tide.

"My visit was great," said Jarred Fayson. "The atmosphere was incredible. The game was sold out even when they played Utah State. It was a lot of fun."

"All the people in Alabama treat you with a lot of respect. They didn't try to put on any fronts. What you see is what you get," Fayson added.

Fayson, from Hillsborough High School in Tampa, (Fla.) arrived in Birmingham early Saturday morning. He made the short trip to Tuscaloosa where he enjoyed a good southern meal before kick-off.

"When we arrived in Tuscaloosa, we went and met up with everybody. We ate real good. There is nothing like country bar-b-que. We all just hung out for a while and then went to the game," Fayson said.

One of the Tide's wide receivers served as Fayson's player host for the weekend, and the Florida native spent time with Brodie Croyle's go-to-guy also from the state of Florida.

"Matt Caddell was my host," Fayson said. "I had a great time with him. I hung out with Caddell and D.J. Hall most of the night. D.J. and I could relate with each other. He is a Florida guy just like me. We all had a lot of fun."

"I basically met everyone. I talked to Brodie [Croyle], Wallace Gilberry, LeRon McClain and Freddie Roach."

Fayson toured the facilities and learned a lot more about the Tide coaching staff Sunday afternoon.

"Everything is really nice. Their stadium is adding on. It's going to be really sweet. It was my first time to meet with the coaching staff. I was very impressed with all of them. They don't try to overly impress you. They are normal people," Fayson said.

Fayson has a lot of interest in the Crimson Tide as he said, "Now that I got to meet the coaching staff I am a lot more at ease. I like them a lot. They are in my top five. I am going to take all my visits before I make a decision."

"The coaches said they want to use me like [Tyrone] Prothro. I took that as a big compliment. I would love to fill that role. I didn't get a chance to meet Prothro. He left before I could get a chance."

Fayson is busy with his official visit schedule as he travels around the south and said, "I am taking an official to Georgia November 12. I will definitely take officials to Florida and Miami."

Fayson knows what he is seeking in his college decision. Some schools are more stable than others at this point in the season.

"I am`looking for large comfort zone," he said. "I want to go to a place where everyone is on the same page. I want to go somewhere that the coaches and players are all on the same page."

Hillsborough (10-0) has a bye-week before hosting the first round of the play-offs against Winterhaven.


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