Recruits Talking: Alabama vs. LSU
Geno Smith
abone@scout.com
Posted Nov 3, 2011


The game of the year will take place this Saturday in Tuscaloosa with more than 100 prospects from across the country watching Alabama and LSU in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Andrew Bone talked with several players who will attend and learned of their thoughts on the highly anticipated game.


Reggie Ragland, five-star linebacker (Alabama commitment): "Alabama’s defense and special teams are key. If Trent [Richardson] can keep doing what he is doing on offense, we will be fine. All it takes is one big play. Trent, [Darius] Hanks or [Marquis] Maze can make a big play down the field for the difference."

Chris Black, National 100 wide receiver (Alabama commitment): "I think everyone is looking at Alabama as the underdog. That is what is so special. They have a great defense. The offense is getting better and better. They had a lot more intensity in the second half against Tennessee. They are going to need that the entire game against LSU."

Brandon Greene, four-star offensive tackle (Alabama commitment): “It’s going to be crazy. It’s No. 1 vs. No. 2. They know that. It’s going to be a hard hitting game. Everyone is going to come with what they got. I think 'Bama will come out on top.”

Geno Smith, National 100 cornerback (Alabama commitment): “I think it will be a great game and a fun one to watch. I think Alabama will win because LSU’s offense won’t hold up against Alabama’s defense.”

Ryan Anderson, three-star defensive end (Alabama commitment): "I can’t really say too much about it because I am not the one who has to prepare for it. I know it’s going to be a really good game."

Trae Elston, three-star cornerback (uncommitted): “Even though I am going to 'Bama, I have a feeling that LSU is going to pull it out. It just depends on how Trent plays. If Trent plays good, and the offense doesn’t have turnovers, 'Bama will win.”

Denzel Devall, four-star (uncommitted): “This is like the game of the century. Two top programs going at it. I am going to be right there watching it. It’s going to be crazy, but live at the same time. I am very excited.”

Torshiro Davis, four-star linebacker (LSU commitment): “This is the best game of the year. I think LSU will win 21-14.”

Dwayne Thomas, four-star cornerback (LSU commitment): “Oh, man! I think we win 31-24 at Alabama. It’s going to be a great one. Both defenses go hard. I am going to be there. It’s my first 'Bama game."

Bradley Bozeman, 2013 offensive lineman (Alabama commitment): “'Bama is going to win by 10. The are both two great teams, and it’s going to be a a great game. I’m saying 17-7 'Bama.”

Antonio Conner, five-star 2013 safety (uncommitted): “I believe it’s going to be a hard-fought game. Two of the best teams are battling it out. It’s going to be a sight to see.”

Tramel Terry, National 100 2013 (uncommitted): “That’s the definition of football. That game defines why we have the dream of playing college football. I am blessed I have a chance to be able to watch a game like that.”

Kelvin Taylor, 2013 running back (uncommitted): “It’s going to be a great game, but 'Bama is going to win.”

Rod Crayton, 2013 defensive tackle (uncommitted): “I think it will be a good game. Both teams have good defenses. I think it will be a close game. We just will have to see who pulls it out.”

Cameron Toney, 2013 linebacker (uncommitted): “It’s going to be a great game on both sides of the ball. It will be the best game in years. I am ready for the showdown.”

Deon Mix, 2013 offensive tackle (uncommitted): “Top dog vs. runner-up. Let’s just say it’ll be a sight to see.”

Johnathon McCrary, 2013 quarterback (uncommitted): "I can't say I will be favoring a side when the game kicks off but after watching Alabama, I know it will be very exciting."

Marlon Humphrey, 2014 cornerback (uncommitted): “It’s going to be a good one. A national championship caliber game. I will be watching No. 7 [Tyrann Mathieu] and Dre [Kirkpatrick]. I will see who does better of those two. I think Alabama is probably going to win. LSU is probably the only team in the country who could beat them though."

Bo Scarborough, 2014 running back (uncommitted): "Alabama and LSU have good receivers and good running backs. They both have good defenses. The game is going to be very close. Not many points will be scored."

James Cox, 2013 wide receiver (uncommitted): "The game is going to be so live. I am high on both Alabama and LSU. I don't know what's going to happen. I am ready to see who will take it all. The teams are very similar. They have great defenses and a good running back. It’s going to be a war."
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