Crimson Tide using Louisiana recruiting ties

Recruiting prospects from the state of Louisiana have not yielded positive results for the Alabama program in recent years. However, the addition of a new coaching staff with ties to the Bayou State may reverse the trend. No fewer than four assistant coaches on Dennis Franchione's staff have spent time coaching on the college or high school level in Louisiana.

Alabama is right in LSU's backyard going after a player it thinks is one of the best in Louisiana.

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