State's Top Prospect Visits Alabama

McGill-Toolen defensive end Sidell Corley is the top overall prospect in the state for the Class of 2007. He took an unofficial visit to Alabama this weekend, and he has reconstructed his top five schools.

"The visit to Alabama went pretty good," said National Hot 100 defensive end Sidell Corley from Mobile, (Ala.). "Alabama's academics are getting a lot better. I feel like I will have the opportunity to play early if I went there. They only signed one defensive lineman in last year's recruiting class."

"My overall thoughts about Alabama is there is playing time available for me. There is a good chance I can get on the field early, and I feel like I would fit in with their defense."

Corley spent time with the position coach and his area recruiting coach. This in case they are the same coach.

"Coach [Buddy] Wyatt talked to me a lot about how he needed me," Corley said. "He told me to go ahead and dress out. Coach Wyatt is a down to earth guy. He has done a really good job recruiting in my area."

The 6-4, 250-pound defensive end was impressed with Alabama's head coach as he shared, "Coach Shula is a people's person. I feel like I can talk to him all day long. I think he is a really good guy."

Corley will have a busy schedule the next three weeks traveling to Auburn, Mississippi State and Florida.

When asked if he had a top five schools, "Right now my top five are Alabama, Florida, Ole Miss, Notre Dame and LSU. Notre Dame and LSU are the only two who have not offered me a scholarship. Everyone is equal."

Corley does not plan to attend any summer camps, but he will take several unofficial visits.

Corley will return to Tuscaloosa April 29 for the All-American Combine.

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