"I attended Alabama's practice last Tuesday," said Rolando McClain from Decatur, (Ala.). "The visit went real well. I went down there to watch practice. I stayed around the linebackers the whole time. I spoke to the linebackers coach [Joe Kines], and I spoke to coach [Mike] Shula for a little bit."
"I thought the linebackers were pretty good. There weren't many who stood out, besides Juwan Garth. I think they are all going to get better and be very good this season."
The 6-4, 230-pound linebacker enjoyed his conversation with the Tide coaches.
"I really liked coach Kines," McClain said. "He had a lot of energy out there on the field. Coach Shula was telling me how he was glad I came down to visit. He was telling me how bad they wanted me to come to Alabama."
When asked his overall impression of his visit McClain replied, "I like Alabama a lot. Right now it's pretty much equal between Alabama and Auburn, but I like them. I really like their defense."
McClain will participate in the Scout.com All-American Combine in Tuscaloosa April 29.