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Alabama adds big pick up in DT Alphonse Taylor

Posted on: December 23, 2011 6:35 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

It didn't take long for Alabama to flip a second highly regarded prospect. Less than a week after securing a commitment from former Auburn pledge T.J. Yeldon, former Florida State commit and Mobile (Ala.) defensive tackle Alphonse Taylor became the latest to join the Crimson Tide's recruiting class on Friday.

"After carefully considering the amazing opportunities in front of me, I am committing to play football for the University of Alabama and enroll in January," Taylor said in a statement. "I appreciate the support of my family, friends, teachers, and coaches who have always helped and supported me. While there were many factors to my decision, ultimately I want to play nose guard for Alabama whose fierce and dedicated defenses are a tradition in this state and around the nation."

The 6-foot-6, 350-pound tackle had been committed to the Seminoles since April but had a recent change of heart and opened things back up.

"He has explosive moves off the ball, quick hands, and is very coachable," analyst Tom Lemming said. "He has proven to be a dominating run blocker over the past two years with good initial quickness, long arms, and the frame to become a dominating OT at the next level."

Taylor becomes the 24th commitment for Alabama's class of 2012.
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Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 6:53 am
 

Alabama adds big pick up in DT Alphonse Taylor




Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Alabama adds big pick up in DT Alphonse Taylor

Laughingcong's to ala when they investagate saban he will go pro before ncaa get's him and leaves ala holding the bagbut until then go get'en  saban



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2011 8:30 am
 

Alabama adds big pick up in DT Alphonse Taylor

By his Jr year his name will be one of the first you think of when looking at the Bama D. Can you say Mt Cody? Except better speed and quickness.



Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 10:52 pm
 

Alabama adds big pick up in DT Alphonse Taylor

I wonder how money this one cost those Alabama boosters?



Since: Dec 26, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Alabama adds big pick up in DT Alphonse Taylor




Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2011 11:45 am
 

Alabama adds big pick up in DT Alphonse Taylor

I can't find this guy on any of the player rankings. Can anyone tell me where he is ranked in this class?


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