November 4, 2011

Tide commits talk LSU game

Alabama's 2012 recruiting class will be well represented at the LSU game on Saturday. Some of the Crimson Tide commitments discuss the big game and give their predictions.

WR Chris Black - Jacksonville, Fla.
"It's very exciting. It's such a big game. I've been watching ESPN all week, and that's all they have been talking about. It's like winning the national championship. I know it's going to be a very exciting atmosphere, and I'm looking forward to it."

"Alabama is a top-notch program, and they're ready for games likes this. This is what they specialize at. I can't wait to see how they go into this game and how they approach the game."

Prediction: "It's hard, but I think Alabama will come out on top. Like I always said, we've got a great defense. I think it will come down to whoever has the last possession. I like Alabama to win the game by seven points."

QB Alec Morris - Allen, Texas
"I'm really excited. I've been watching ESPN all week and all of the coverage of the game. I've got the Inside Access to Alabama recorded on Sportcenter, and I'm really excited to get back on campus. I love it there. I knew when I stepped on campus for the first time, that's where I wanted to go to college. It's awesome going back there, especially for the caliber of game between LSU and Alabama. I'm just real excited for Saturday."

"That's was one of the huge reasons. I wanted to go play at a high level of football. I'm playing at an extremely high level right now in the DFW area, and I didn't want to drop down. I love a challenge, so that was a huge thing for me, knowing the kind of team that Alabama is and the kind of team that they play."

Prediction: "I think it comes down to whether or not we're able to move the ball against their defense and if we can put some drives together on their defense. They've got extremely talented players, but I know that our defense is fantastic. I think that whichever offense comes through and is able to string a couple of drives together and put some points on the board is going to be the team that wins the game."

RB Kenyan Drake - Powder Springs, Ga.
"I'm very excited to be a part of something that's probably going to be an instant classic if it lives up to the bill of the game. I've been planning on this the whole season. If I couldn't make it to any other game, which I haven't so far, I knew that this game was definitely going to be the game that I was going to make it to. I've never been to an Alabama game before. For this to be my first Alabama game, it's going to be pretty fun."

"Alabama plays on the highest stage almost every week. The SEC has great competition, and every game is a dogfight. When you're playing for Alabama, you know that you're going to get the best from the other team just because they're going against 'Bama."

Prediction: "I feel like it's definitely going to be a defensive struggle. The defenses are the groups that are really getting highlighted in this game, but I also feel like both teams are going to wear each other down with the running game. By the end of the game, the score might be 21-17 Alabama."

OL Brandon Greene - Ellenwood, Ga.
"I'm not really excited, more so anxious for when I get there. I know next year I'll be at Alabama, so right now I'm getting after the nitty gritty. I've got to grind and work, and (Saturday) I'll get to see how hard I have to work to get to that point next year."

Prediction: "I think it will be a low-scoring game, about 21-18, and Alabama wins."

ATH Tyler Hayes - Thomasville, Ala.
"I'm just ready to get up there. It's going to be a good game. I hope nobody gets blown out. Well, I hope LSU gets blown out. I think Alabama will pull it off, though."

"If I was on Alabama's team, I would love to play in a game like this with the atmosphere and all that because you're in the spotlight. In big games like this, you show your team's true colors."

Predicition: "I'm not really sure. LSU starts off fast, but Alabama's defense is raw. I think Alabama will win in a close, low-scoring game."

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