Damian Square Talks Alabama Visit

Damian Square, Scout.com four-star from Houston-Yates, Texas, has been to Tuscaloosa three times. He attended camp in the summer, returned for the Georgia game, and he was at the Capstone for an official visit this past weekend.

"The visit was all good," said Damian Square. "I didn't want to leave. I had to get back to reality. My host was Lorenzo Washington. He showed me a real good time. We had a party at his house. All the recruits were there. It was good."

"I was working on a dude from Michigan [Mark Ingram]. I was trying to get him to come to Alabama. I talked to the two brothers from Birmingham a lot [Marcel and Demerius Dareus]. I was chilling with Robby Green a lot as well."

Square was dominant on the defensive line during his senior season recording 97 tackles and 14 sacks.

"Coach [Nick] Saban said he was real excited to have me. He is ready for me to get to Alabama and get to work. He wants me to play early. He told me he wanted me to help recruit some of the guys," Square said.

"I talked with coach [Bo] Davis a lot. I talked to coach [Kirby] Smart too. They want me to come in and play the three-technique at defensive tackle. I am looking forward to it."

"Everything about the visit was great. We went out to coach Saban's house on Sunday. We were on four-wheelers just clowning around. It was the best part of the trip. It was great."

"The academic part was good. I want to go into physical therapy, but I guess you have to go through the business school first. The teachers showed me a good time."

"I really loved being in the stadium Saturday night. I had chills. I was just ready to play. It was straight. I loved it."

When asked his thoughts of the possibility of coach Major Applewhite leaving Alabama for Texas, Square replied, "That would suck if he left. I mean it's right before signing day."

"It's not going to effect my decision at all. I know it might effect a few guys like Aundre Dean. I know he liked Applewhite a lot. I can't really recruit Aundre to Alabama if Applewhite leaves because he won't know what type of offense he will be in."

Alabama sits with the No.2 recruiting class in the country, and Square is a vital part of the class of 2008.

"The recruiting class is great," he said. "I hope everyone stays and sees what is real. I hope they see what is about to happen at Alabama. I hope everyone will stay committed, and we can add a couple of pieces to the class."

Square scored a 24 on the ACT and expects to enroll at the University of Alabama in June.

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