Alabama Lands Big In-State Defensive End

Brandon Lewis wasted no time in making his college decision as he gave his commitment to the University of Alabama Monday evening. Lewis hopes to keep up the family legacy in Tuscaloosa, and he talks of his decision.

"I committed to Alabama tonight," said Brandon Lewis from Pleasant Grove, (Ala.). "I talked to coach [Nick] Saban and coach [Kevin] Steele. They told me they were excited and were fired up about my decision."

Lewis talks about why he decided to roll with the Tide.

"I have been wanting to play there my whole life. My uncle, Michael Myers, played there. He was an All-American defensive tackle for Alabama. I have always wanted to play for them," Lewis said.

"Alabama offered me the scholarship about a week ago. I had an offer from Troy as well. There were some other schools showing a lot of interest in me. Auburn and Mississippi State were showing the most of the schools who had not offered."

"They want me as a defensive end. I feel like my strengths as a defensive end are my pass rushing and my speed off the edge. I am trying to improve my speed, strength and leadership on the field."

Lewis is excited about his decision and does not plan to visit any other schools.

"It feels real good to have my decision over with. I am real excited about it. I am done with everything. I am not going to waste other schools' time. I know Alabama is where I want to be," Lewis said.

Lewis recorded 88 tackles and 12 sacks during his junior campaign.

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