July 7, 2006

Four-star DT will visit Tide

One of Mike Shula and the Crimson Tide's most sought-after recruits has decided to take a closer look at Alabama. West Monroe, La., High School defensive tackle Will Blackwell is ranked as the nation's number 11 defensive tackle prospect and could be a huge get for the Tide who have made the defensive line a priority for this recruiting class.


"I'll be taking trips to Alabama and Tennessee over the next two weeks," Blackwell said. "By the end of July, I hope to have my top five or possibly even my top three."


Blackwell said he is entering the visits with an open mind and plans to make them his final unofficial visits of the summer.


"I don't really know a great deal about either school. I know that they're both always going to be top contenders in the SEC and for the national title."

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