Posted by Bryan Fischer
Though Alabama didn't win their 'Game of the Century' against fellow SEC West member LSU, the Crimson Tide did come out of it with a commitment from Collierville (Tenn.) offensive tackle Brandon Hill.
“I committed to Alabama three hours before the game on Saturday,” Hill told BamaOnLine.com. “I was talking to my mom and she always asks me what college I want to go to and that she wants me to be close. I’ve always been thinking to myself that I would get that feeling on what college to go to when I’m asking myself ‘why wouldn’t I go to that college?’ When I got to Alabama over the weekend and we were talking about academics and all that, I thought ‘Why wouldn’t I go to Alabama?’”
The 6-foot-6, 350-pounder also held offers from Georgia, Kentucky, Memphis and Ole Miss but picked Alabama due to a number of factors, including sending a good number of their players to the NFL.
“Most players that go to Alabama and do well go to the league and I want to make my dreams come true," he said. "Why wouldn’t I want to go to Alabama and go against the best of the best every day? The atmosphere, the academic plan, and the coaches all stood out."
Hill's commitment gives Nick Saban and staff an even 20 commitments - three of whom are offensive linemen - for the class of 2012 with a few months left until Signing Day.