The Crimson Tide landed their 12th commitment for the incoming class of 2010 when Ariton, Ala., linebacker/defensive end Craig Sanders pledged to play in Tuscaloosa. A four-star recruit according to scout.com, Sanders picked Alabama over a host of schools including Auburn, Florida and Georgia.
“It was Alabama the whole way,” Sanders told the Dothan Eagle.
Of his 71 tackles recorded as a junior, 32 were for a loss including 12 quarterback sacks. He also rushed for 1,057 yards on 121 carries and caught 13 passes for 208 yards.
Sanders becomes the fourth in-state junior to commit to Coach Nick Saban’s team and the fifth to earn a four out of a possible five stars from scout.com.