Category Archives: Deion Belue

Rod Woodson leaves team, other nuggets

Nick Saban just wrapped his first news conference of the preseason, prepractice period. There was a little bit of news. Here is the run down:

  • Sophomore-to-be defensive back Rod Woodson left the team in a move Saban said was a mutual decision. Coming out of Olive Branch (Miss.) High School, Woodson was rated one of the top defensive backs in the country by recruiting services.
  • On a related matter, Saban said junior college transfer Dequan Menzie is recovering quite nicely from the torn Achilles tendon he suffered in the spring. He’s participated in voluntary off-season drills including 7-on-7 drills and could be ready to go by the Sept. 4 opener against San Jose State. That would be huge for the depleted secondary since Menzie was one of the top JUCO defensive backs in the country last fall.
  • Eligibility questions remain for freshmen Blake Sims and Tuscumbia’s Deion Belue. Neither have been cleared academically and are awaiting word on their status.
  • Two freshmen are definitely out for this fall. Ronald Carswell qualified, Saban said but will defer enrollment until the spring, and Wilson Love did not pass his physical due to a pre-existing ankle injury. Both will join the team in January and will not count against scholarship limits.
  • On the Marcell Dareus front, there is nothing new to report. Saban said the NCAA has the case in its hands and will issue a decision eventually. If you need the background on that situation, see the archives.
  • Saban was mic’ed up and ESPNU cameras intently followed his every move at the newer for the one-hour “Alabama All-Access” set to air later this month.

Read more on these topics and a few more later on or in tomorrow’s paper. Also expect some new photos of the almost-complete south end zone expansion at Bryant-Denny Stadium.


Tuscumbia’s Deion Belue makes it official

The only footballer from the Tennessee Valley just faxed over his letter. He makes 16.

DB Deion Belue
Height, weight: 6-0, 175
School: Deshler; Tuscumbia
Notes: Reportedly runs a 4.3 in the 40-yard dash. … One of the six defensive backs committed to the Tide that loses three starters and top back up. … The only Tennessee Valley member of the Alabama class of 2010.

The first look: Bama recruits’ hightlight footage

In the modern world of football recruiting, highlight tapes of top prospects land on the web. I’m here to find them and show each one to you. So now, in what could become a regular feature for the next few days, here are a few of the videos of Crimson Tide prospects.

Defensive back Deion Belue
(Tuscumbia product)

Running back Jalston Fowler

Running back Corey Grant

Defensive end Alfy Hill

Defensive end Adrian Hubbard

Check back later for more.