Ready to Make Commitment

B.C. Rain safety Elliott McGaskin is one of the top overall players in the state for the Class of 2007. The 6-1, 190-pound prospect attended Alabama's Junior Day, and he is eager for spring evaluations.

"The visit was really good," said Elliott McGaskin from Mobile, (Ala.). "It got me liking Alabama even more than I already do."

"Alabama is my leader big-time. I don't even think I am going to visit any other colleges this spring. I am waiting on Alabama. I have heard they are going to wait until later in the spring before they offer me. I am ready to commit to Alabama."

Several things stood out to McGaskin during his weekend visit, and he eagerly shared, "Everything there is great. The campus, the school, and the coaches are great. I really liked the academic hall for the athletes. They are inspiring their athletes to get their degree. I really liked the about Alabama."

The state's top athlete knows his side of the ball on the next level, and he watched the defensive backs closely at the Tide's practice.

"The practice went pretty good," he said. "I thought the defensive backs did a tremendous job. I really liked the defensive backs coach [Chris Ball]. He really wants you to work, and he pushes you. I liked that."

It's obvious the talent is loaded in Mobile for the class of 2007, and McGaskin is one at the top of the list along with his teammates Ryan Willaims and Rodney Hudson, McGill-Toolen prospects Sidell Corley and Phelon Jones, Davidson's Michael McNeil, Williamson's Nick Fairley and UMS-Wright's Brandon Gibson and Terrell Edwards.

"I spoke to my recruiting coach, Buddy Wyatt, for a little while," McGaskin said. "He seems like a good person. He is going to recruit a lot of great talent out of Mobile this year."

McGaskin plans to stay in Mobile for the next month, but he will return to Tuscaloosa April 29 for the Scout.com All-American Combine.


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