Sidell Corley hangs out with Elite Prospects

The University of Alabama hosted some big time prospects this weekend, and one of the biggest was 6-4, 250-pound Florida verbal Sidell Corley from Mobile-McGill-Toolen, (Ala.). Did Alabama gain any ground this weekend?

"I got up Friday and ate dinner with the coaches and all," Sidell Corley said from Mobile, (Ala.). "I got to sit at the table with coach Saban and his wife. I was the only prospect that was up there (Saban's table). That was real cool. The weekend went real well. Wallace Gilberry was my host the whole time. He is a home-town boy, so that was all good. We have something in common being from Mobile. It went well."

Corley talked of his favorite part of the trip.

"Just getting to meet the new staff and see what that was all about. In the short time they have had they are getting a lot of work done," Corley said of the new Tide staff.

"I am still committed to Florida right now. I was feeling real good about Alabama, and then coach Shula got fired. I had some doubts, but after this visit I am starting to feel that way about Alabama like the old times again."

"The Alabama coaches said they didn't want me that they needed me. They like their ends to be in the 260-280 (pound) range. To play in the SEC you have to have big ends. That sounds perfect to me because I am 260 playing defensive end. I went over schemes with coach Bo Davis, and he is real, real, real cool and calm. He didn't recruit me at all. We just talked schemes and the techniques I will play in--how to fight off blocks and all that stuff."

Corley said he hung out with several recruits and singled out a few of them.

"I hung out with Brandon (Gibson) the whole time," he said. "I see Brandon everyday at the library. We have talked about going to the same school together, along with Mike (Michael McNeil)." "I also hung out with Luther Davis. He was real cool. We met in San Antonio after the game. Since then we have been pretty cool and kept in touch. We both felt the same way about Alabama. We talked about being bookends, and all that stuff. Because you know we are both big defensive ends. He weighs over 260 (pounds) also, and we talked about how cool it would be to play bookends."

Corley will visit the Gators next weekend for his final official visit.

"I am going to Florida to see how many ends they have, and how many they are recruiting. And see where I fit in the program," Corley concluded.

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