March 5, 2007

Ballhawk safety discusses UA

For Banneker safety Darrell Simmons, it took just one day at Alabama's Junior Day to fall in love with the Tide's football program. For the 6-foot-1, 185-pound defender, however, his admiration for the Crimson Tide goes beyond a simple campus visit and tour.

"For Alabama, it is all about Coach Saban with me," said Simmons, who racked up 89 tackles and two interceptions in 2006. "Coach Saban coaches defensive backs and puts them in the NFL. He is a man who gets things done and wins football games. I think he can make me a better man and football player."

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