The folks at ESPNU are live at the Alabama football complex this morning. They spoke with Tide coach Nick Saban a little bit ago. Here’s a taste of what he told Wendy Nix.
“We really had to satisfy some needs,” Saban said. “With Dre Kirkpatrick going out for the draft and DeQuan Menzie (graduating) and Dee Milliner was the only experienced corner we had coming back and the linebackers that we lost, we though those were two critical areas.
“To have a couple of the (signees) be those guys be DBs and a couple of those guys be linebackers that we think are very good players, will really help our development defensively in our rebuilding process.”
Top linebackers like Reggie Ragland, Ryan Anderson, Denzell Devall, Tyler Hayes and Dillon Lee have already signed. In the secondary, Deion Belue, Travell Dixon, and Geno Smith have already signed with Landon Collins still to come.
Stay tuned for all the updates. Alabama has 20 signees as of 9:53 a.m.
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