January 25, 2012
2012 Breakdown: Offensive Line
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| TIDESPORTS.COM'S LOOK AT CURRENT UA OFFENSIVE LINE COMMITMENTS AND TARGETS |
1. [DB] Brandon Hill[/DB], Offensive Tackle
School: St. George's Independent School, Collierville, Tenn.
Height/Weight: 6-foot-6, 352 pounds
Analysis: When Hill committed to the University of Alabama in November, he quickly became the largest commitment in the Crimson Tide's 2012 recruiting class. Hill impressed the UA coaching staff at their summer camp so much that he earned himself a scholarship offer. With Brandon Greene expected to play left tackle for Alabama, Hill fits the need at right tackle and has the size and potential to become a dominant pass blocker one day. With his strength, he's no stranger to pancake blocks. It's difficult to get around the 352-pound lineman, and surprisingly, he has good feet for his size. He's still going to have shed some of the weight when he gets to Tuscaloosa in order to become more agile and get down the field when needed. It may take a few years for Hill to develop before he sees any real action on the field, but he has a lot of upside and a year or two in the Tide's strength and conditioning program could do wonders.
Quotable: "Why not choose Alabama? The coaches. The players I talked to. The support they have for the players. The academic support, touring and learning what they can do for me. The alumni group they have after you graduate. Alabama has everything."
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