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Bates humbled by ‘Bama offer

Dillon Bates already had a gaudy offer list going into the week, but he pulled one of the biggest extensions in the country on Thursday as Nick Saban officially offered him a scholarship. The junior linebacker details BamaMag.com on how it went down and his plan for the recruiting process inside.

"It's really humbling to know that the number one team in the nation wants you," said Dillon Bates. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker out of Ponte Vedra (Fla.) High has a who's who of college football offer sheet thus far, but Alabama's was big in its own right. "I've talked to Coach [Kirby] Smart a lot ad he told me to call him a few nights ago, and he mentioned the offer then," said Bates...