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Tide picks up commitment from No. 1 OT ... again

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08:20 AM ET 12.26 | The name of Alabama's 21st commitment for the 2013 class rings familiar. Hargrave Military Academy offensive tackle Brandon Hill has committed to Alabama, according to reports from multiple recruiting sites, after previously committing to Ole Miss in November. Hill originally signed with Alabama out of high school but has spent the last year at Hargrave, a prep school noted for its football program, after failing to academically qualify at UA. Hill's mother Erica Lee told BamaOnline that the 6-foot-6, 330-pound offensive tackle plans to enroll at Alabama in January. Hill is rated the nation's No. 1 prep school offensive tackle by 247Sports and is a consensus three-star prospect.

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December 26, 2012  09:37 AM ET

Early enrollee ...

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December 26, 2012  09:38 AM ET

How can he fail to academically qualify at Alabama ? He shouldn't even be in college in the first place; it's not like Alabama is Harvard.

December 26, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Saban must have been trolling Ole Miss with this one.

December 26, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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How can he fail to academically qualify at Alabama ? He shouldn't even be in college in the first place; it's not like Alabama is Harvard.

He DID qualify at Alabama ... 6'-6" 330 lbs

December 26, 2012  10:05 AM ET

Wonder if it's a legitimate choice or if they teach spelling at HMA - they are pretty similar when you look at 'em, M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i vs A-l-a-b-a-m-a.

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December 26, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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Luv the misleading title...#1 OT...yet is a 3*...cuz he is in prep school..

3 star OLs can be pretty misleading.

James Carpenter was a 2 star out of HS, ended up being a 1st round pick after 2009.
Chance Warmack was a 3 star. Gonna probably be a 1st round pick after this year.

All 3 star means is that they are not going to start the 1st and 2nd year most likely. But, yeah, he's probably not the #1 OL being recruited. Tunsil is probably considered a lot better.

December 26, 2012  10:30 AM ET

Oh, and that's another thing Saban has about Junior college recruits. They almost have to be able to enroll in January for him to take one, so they can go through spring practice.

December 26, 2012  10:37 AM ET
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Oh, and that's another thing Saban has about Junior college recruits. They almost have to be able to enroll in January for him to take one, so they can go through spring practice.

Most JC recruits do early enroll. If not they would only get one spring in the system.

December 26, 2012  10:38 AM ET
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He DID qualify at Alabama ... 6'-6" 330 lbs

On the second go around. He was supposed to be in the 2012 class.

December 26, 2012  10:53 AM ET
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How can he fail to academically qualify at Alabama?

Exactly what I was thinking when I read it. This is the same school that took Duron Carter, after Ohio State dismissed him twice for academic failures.

December 26, 2012  10:58 AM ET
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Exactly what I was thinking when I read it. This is the same school that took Duron Carter, after Ohio State dismissed him twice for academic failures.

Nick's Head Start Program.

December 26, 2012  11:06 AM ET

Saban told him-- Come to ala-BAMMY and don't worry about grades,,,,, and we pay you too!!!

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December 26, 2012  11:49 AM ET
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All i said is misleading thread title is misleading...Rankings are not the end all...kid could turn out to be a stud...

Title is misleading but this kid will get a star bump just for committing to Bama.

December 26, 2012  11:52 AM ET

"... Hargrave, a prep school noted for it's football program..."

LOL!

December 26, 2012  12:04 PM ET
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"... Hargrave, a prep school noted for it's football program..."LOL!

This is from al.com A regular source for T&R

December 26, 2012  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

"... Hargrave, a prep school noted for it's football program..."LOL!

Fork Union is da bomb!

 
December 26, 2012  12:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

This is from al.com A regular source for T&R

According to their website and press releases Hargrave gets good basketball players too.

Deion Sanders is getting in on the act ... Prime Prep Academy.
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