Tide Rolls Up Top 20 Prospect

Don't look now but the Crimson Tide is rolling up quite the class in SEC land. On Wednesday, Mark Gottfried's program added a pivotal piece to its 2008 recruiting effort.

JaMychal Green, a 6-foot-7 ½ power forward out of Montgomery (Ala.) St. Jude will take his official visit to Alabama on Sept. 22. It should be quite the occasion.

Late Wednesday night Green picked up the phone and pledged to the Crimson Tide over Mississippi, which to be fair, was a long shot once his buddy Andrew Steele committed earlier this month.

"Me and him had been talking about it a lot," Green said. "He thought it was the right place for us. I never second guessed him but I wanted to be sure I made the right decision."

Green, ranked No. 17 in the nation by Scout.com, could play anywhere. He's an attacker on offense with lots of energy. He'll be one of those collegians whose motor never ceases. He'll be flanked by Steele and Top 40 prospect Tony Mitchell in what is shaping up to be a power class in the SEC.

"At this moment, I was praying about it," Green said. "All my family members and church members have been praying. The Lord just gave me my answer.

"I see myself fitting in. I knew it was a good place for me to go."

Alabama's connection to Green isn't just about being in-state or the fact that his pal Steele is rock solid on the Tide. ‘Bama assistant Philip Pearson attended Jefferson Davis High which is about 10 minutes from St. Jude.

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