Sticks With Tide four-star Earl Alexander took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend. The Tide verbal commit called the Alabama coaching staff after his visit to the Plains.

"I have made my final decision," said Earl Alexander from Central-Phenix City. "I am sticking with Alabama. To be quite honest, I made my final decison once I committed to Alabama."

"I wanted to take an official visit to Auburn to make sure I made the right decision. Auburn is a great school. They have a great offense that I could see myself playing in. One Auburn coach asked me why would I not come to Auburn. I didn't have an answer for him because I liked everything."

"I always said once I made my commitment--I would stick with it. I saw the situation at quarterback and receiver at Alabama. I felt I could compete with those guys. I made up my mind. Auburn is a great program, but I felt more comfortable at Alabama and more at home."

Alexander informed the Alabama coaching staff Sunday night of his decision and stated, "I called coach [Mike] Shula, coach Cheese [Charlie Harbison] and coach [Dave] Rader last night. They were asking me about my visit. I told them how it was, and I told them I was coming to Alabama."

"The Alabama coaches have always been great to me. I am looking forward to working with them next year."

When asked the time he plans to fax his signing papers to the University of Alabama Alexander replied, "We are having a ceremony at our school at 9:30am (EST). I'm sure my papers will be in Tuscaloosa before then."

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