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07:23 AM ET 06.26 | With an eye on the next level, junior college OT Dominick Jackson made a choice in Alabama's favor, thereby giving the Crimson Tide one of the nation's biggest O-line prospects. [Jackson], a 6-foot-7, 304-pound prospect out of California's College of San Mateo, changed his commitment to the Tide on Tuesday after previously being committed to UCLA since June 5. "The SEC is where you want to play D-1 ball," Jackson told BamaOnline. "If you can compete there, you can play at the next level for sure." ... Jackson is rated the No. 1 junior college offensive tackle by the 247Composite rankings and the No. 2 overall junior college prospect in the nation. He also held offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Florida, Oregon, USC and Texas A&M, among others. He plans to graduate in December and enroll at Alabama in January.

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Jim Mora Jr., Icon Sports Jim Mora Jr., Icon Sports
June 26, 2013  07:54 AM ET

It's not enough that the SEC gets all the homegrown talent? They have to steal some from Cali too? C'mon man, that's not right.

June 26, 2013  09:11 AM ET

The process continues.

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June 26, 2013  09:14 AM ET

It looks like Mora is saying, 'Damn you, Saban!'

June 26, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's not enough that the SEC gets all the homegrown talent? They have to steal some from Cali too? C'mon man, that's not right.

The rich get richer.

June 26, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's not enough that the SEC gets all the homegrown talent? They have to steal some from Cali too? C'mon man, that's not right.

Not all SEC members are drowning in home grown talent. UTK has to recruit nationally. Alabama is a fertile state for prospects, but Bama has extended its recruiting reach for decades.

June 26, 2013  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The process continues.

Yo! Pepto Bismol Bammer! How deep are the Bama ranks in o-linesman?
Honestly, I don't think the program will ever want for O-line talent.

June 26, 2013  10:03 AM ET

Someone drank the koolaid.

June 26, 2013  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's not enough that the SEC gets all the homegrown talent? They have to steal some from Cali too? C'mon man, that's not right.

Well, there really isn't anything anyone can do, about a Junior College transfer, wanting to go move from to San Mateo, California to Tuscaloosa, Alabama!!!

June 26, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Well, there really isn't anything anyone can do, about a Junior College transfer, wanting to go move from to San Mateo, California to Tuscaloosa, Alabama!!!

Added information: "This commitment could be another sign that Leon Brown is not working out. The general belief is that a school brings in a JUCO player only if he can contribute right away. Brown is not projected as a starter from an offensive line that lost three starters. Furthermore, there have been some reports of disciplinary problems from Brown and that only a players' vote kept him on the team".

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June 26, 2013  10:39 AM ET

What is Mora complaining about...? Vanderdoes was a + 300 lbs and Jackson is a - 300 lbs. It is just a "net, net...!"

June 26, 2013  10:46 AM ET

NCAA ruled on Oregon....slap on the wrist. Loss of one scholly for 3 years.

June 26, 2013  10:46 AM ET

Latest Oregon sanction report from the NCAA: http://ow.ly/mp8G7

June 26, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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NCAA ruled on Oregon....slap on the wrist. Loss of one scholly for 3 years.

Kinda of what I expected, how about you??

June 26, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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NCAA ruled on Oregon....slap on the wrist. Loss of one scholly for 3 years.

I think that's probably appropriate in this case. Now, when are they going to do something about North Carolina and the fictitious classes...and of course Miami? Miami needs to be hammered. They still have people there involved in that mess...including the president of the university. How she has kept her job is beyond me.

June 26, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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Added information: "This commitment could be another sign that Leon Brown is not working out. The general belief is that a school brings in a JUCO player only if he can contribute right away. Brown is not projected as a starter from an offensive line that lost three starters. Furthermore, there have been some reports of disciplinary problems from Brown and that only a players' vote kept him on the team".

Where is this information from O'Timer? Or is it just speculation and innuendo from all the 'Bama haters?

June 26, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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Kinda of what I expected, how about you??

Yep...I thought maybe 2 schollys or at worst a 1 year bowl ban. But not surprised. Kelly gets off scott free as usual.

June 26, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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http://ow.ly/mp8G7

Try this one: http://www.goducks.com/pdf9/2348690.pdf

 
June 26, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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I think that's probably appropriate in this case. Now, when are they going to do something about North Carolina and the fictitious classes...and of course Miami? Miami needs to be hammered. They still have people there involved in that mess...including the president of the university. How she has kept her job is beyond me.

Agree on NC and Miami....but the Oregon penalty seems a bit light IMO.

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