"Everything about Alabama is great."

abone@scout.com
Posted Feb 1, 2011


"I knew Alabama was always the right place for me," Quinton Dial said. The Tide signee is on campus and preparing for spring practice.


Quinton Dial
Scout.com Rating: Four-star
Scout.com Rank: No. 2 Defensive Tackle, No. 4 overall prospect
Size: 6-foot-6, 310-pounds
School: East Mississippi Community College Scooba, Miss.; Originally from Clay-Chalkville High School
Projected Position: Defensive End

Stats: Dial had 76 tackles this past season and 7.5 sacks in 10 games. He will have three years to play two at the Capstone.

Commit Date: 6/8/2008
Recruiting Competition: Auburn, Florida

Why Alabama: "I knew Alabama was always the right place for me. I like all the people there. The coaches kept in touch with me in junior college. I knew I was going there. I like the coaching staff a lot. Coach Saban is a great coach. I like where the program is at right now. Everything about Alabama is great. I love the facilities and the stadium."

Strengths/Improvements: "I felt like I had a pretty good year. There is always room for improvement. I am trying to get better everyday. I wasn't in good shape when I first arrived in junior college. I worked hard to get in the shape I am in now."

Scout.com says: Always a big kid. Dial has really made strides with his agility and conditioning since his high school days. A player I once pegged as direct to offensive guard now routinely hurdles guards as he charges down the line of scrimmage to cut off a running back going off tackle. Dial must still work on keeping his pads low when he's occupying a double team, but he has a lot of the right tools for the defensive line.
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