February 2, 2011

Tide lands surprise Rivals100 commit

Alabama picked up a surprise commitment on signing day from one of the nation's top defensive ends when Asheville (NC) star Jeoffrey Pagan announced he would sign with the Crimson Tide on Wednesday morning. The 6-foot-4, 272-pound four-star defender was long thought to be heavily favoring Georgia but decided to go with the Crimson Tide in the end.

Pagan is rated the nation's No. 4 strongside defensive end and the No. 42 overall prospect in the 2011 class. He chose Alabama over offers from nearly 20 schools, including Georgia, Florida State, Florida, LSU and others.

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