"We fully expect him to do well there."

Robert Lester has signed and faxed his letter of intent to the University of Alabama. Lester and his coach give Scout.com a signing day story.



Robert Lester
6-2, 205, S/LB
Foley (Foley)
Scout.com three-star recruit

Why Alabama: "I don't really know what it is that stands out about Alabama. I just really like them a lot," Lester said.

Coach Todd Watson: "He's been a pleasure to coach. A very good kid. A very good character kid. Hard worker and grew into a leader for us. I think his upside is tremendous, and I fully expect him to do well once he gets to college."

"I think his size for a defensive back [strength]. His size is going to be one of his attributes back there. I think he has good ball skills being able to go get a deep ball and play the football some. I think he's going to be a physical guy because of his size."

"I know shortly after that [ESPN game against Daphne] he had gotten some offers from Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma. I think there were several of them that saw him in the spring and really liked him, but wanted to wait and get some senior film on him. See how he was going to do his senior year."

"I think he's going to get some good quality coaching [at Alabama], and I just think his potential and his upside is very good. He gets in there and gets in the routine of the every day grind of college life and college athletics I think he will fit in well at the University of Alabama. We fully expect him to do well there."

Bio: As a senior, Lester made 74 tackles, one tackle for a loss, two caused fumbles, one fumble recovery, six interceptions with 82 return yards, 11 pass break-ups and two blocked punts. He had six punt returns for 86 yards, four kickoff returns for 214 yards and a touchdown. Lester was an ASWA All-State first-team defensive back, and a ScoutSouth.com Star of Alabama.

Analysis: Lester is very physical. He has great size and speed to play safety and linebacker on the next level. Lester's strengths are his size and speed, and he would like to improve his overall playing pursuit.


ScoutSouth.com's Rebecca Johnston contributed to this report.

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