National 100 Defender is All Crimson

The University of Alabama continues to reel in elite prospects for the class of 2008 as National 100 member Damian Square chose the Crimson Tide over Texas A&M and Miami. Square announced his college decision on a local television station Saturday night in Houston, but spoke with about his decision prior to the announcement.

"I am going to 'Bama, Roll Tide," said an enthusiastic Damian Square from Houston-Yates, Texas. "I decided Alabama was the best place for me a little bit after I left from their camp. I came home, thought about it, and decided that was my spot."

"I love how hard they work at Alabama. My high school plays the exact system. We even run the same type stunts, and I think I will be ahead of some people. Coach [Nick] Saban played a major factor as well."

"I let the coaching staff know about my decision either yesterday or the day before. I can't remember. I talked to coach [Bo] Davis, coach Saban, coach [Kirby] Smart and coach [Kevin] Steele."

"They were very excited about my decision. They told me they were happy to have me, and I was their No.1 defensive tackle. They were excited and ready to roll."

Square's strong relationship with the Alabama coaches played a major factor in his decision as he continued, "My recruiting coach was Bo Davis. coach Major Applewhite recruits Texas, but coach Davis did the majority of my recruiting. Coach Davis is a good guy. He and my coach are good friends. I feel like I can trust him. He can tell me the honest-to-God-truth and make me better."

"Coach Saban is a good dude. He is straight-forward. He talks straight business. It won't take him long. I want to be a part of that program, era and national championship."

"They want me to play d-tackle. I could play the three, five or outside. I think I can work on the outside because I am athletic. As far as the line, that's me. I can run that."

Square originally committed to Texas A&M, but said with this decision, "I will only visit Alabama. I won't take any other visit. I love Alabama's recruiting class. I can see the athletes in this class, and that's why I can see a national championship coming soon."

Square recorded 91 tackles and 16 sacks during his junior season.

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