November 9, 2009
2011 OL loves UA visit
The Crimson Tide's big victory over the LSU Tigers this weekend clinched the SEC Western Division title for Alabama but it may have also made a major impression on some of the state's top up and coming recruits. One junior on hand for the Tide victory was Cullman tackle Spencer Region and the massive 2011 prospect was blown away by what he saw.
"I loved everything about the visit," Region said. "I've been to Alabama several times before and it's always a great atmosphere but there was something special about this game. It was obviously a huge game and I've been to big games at Alabama before but with this being a rivalry and the SEC West on the line, the crowd just seemed to want this one more. It was the loudest I've ever heard it in there."
The 6-foot-6, 330-pound Region holds just one early offer from UAB, but plenty of schools are showing interest, including the Crimson Tide
"I got a chance to chat with Coach [Joe] Pendry before and after the game. He said he was glad to see me and I gave him some more of my film. He wants me to come to one of the camps at Alabama next summer which I am definitely planning to do."
Region has already developed relationships with some of the Tide's top targets for 2011, including one early Alabama commitment.
"I sat with Brent Calloway at the game and we talked a good bit. We live near each other and we've gotten to be pretty good friends. I also got a chance to talk to Reese Dismukes from Spanish Fort. We both talked about how great it would be to play together on that offensive line. We are both big, physical linemen and we love to play aggressive and that's what playing for Alabama is all about."
For the remainder of this season, Region plans on continuing to visit the schools showing him early attention to try and earn more scholarship offers but there's one program that's clearly at the top of big junior's wish list.
"I'll be back for the Tennessee-Chattanooga game and I might go to Ole Miss this weekend, although I've been running around so much that I'm thinking about taking a weekend off."
"There are a lot of schools I'm interested in but Alabama is without a doubt my favorite. I've been an Alabama fan my whole life and I love everything about the way Coach Saban runs that program. I really feel like I have the skills and the talent to help the team and I'm going to work as hard as I can to show the Alabama coaches that I can compete. It's my dream to play in Bryant-Denny Stadium one day so I'm going to keep working toward that dream for the next year."
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