Mobile lineman to walk-on at Bama

With defensive lineman always at a premium, Alabama may have garnered a diamond in the rough. Will Denniston of UMS Wright High School in Mobile has decided to join the Tide squad next fall as a walk on.

Denniston (6-3, 225, 4.68), is a solid defensive end who was consistently around the football as a senior. Highlight film shows that the aggressive and speedy lineman plays with his motor stuck wide open.

Showing an intense desire to make every stop, as a senior Will Denniston posted 109 tackles and 12 sacks. He finished his junior year with 89 tackles (46 solo, 43 assists), nine sacks (for minus 51 yards), nine tackles for a loss, nine quarterback hurries, five caused fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

The aggressive athlete helped his team to the state championship his junior year while making All Region and All State. His senior year Denniston once again made All State and was additionally honored as his region's Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

A defensive end in high school, Will Denniston will join the Tide squad as a walk-on next fall.

Denniston attended football camps at Alabama (twice), Auburn (twice), Southern Miss (twice), Louisville, LSU and also took part in the Montgomery combine.

The Mobile native bench presses 365 pounds and squats 465. Denniston will graduate with more than a 2.5 GPA and has scored 19 on the ACT.

He was recruited right up until Signing Day by Louisville and was offered scholarships to Delta State, North Alabama, and West Alabama.

Denniston chose to walk on at Alabama rather than take a Division II offer.

EDITOR'S NOTE: In a change from recent years, the new Tide staff is being very picky about which athletes they allow to join the squad as walk-ons. BamaMag.com learned this week that Denniston is one of a select few high school seniors that have been confirmed. After reviewing his film, the Bama staff believes Denniston has a chance to contribute.

Denniston joins receiver Andrew Bone and punter Patrick Eades as walk-ons already accepted for next year. As we confirm other walk-ons, BamaMag.com will report the names to our readers.


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