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Nation's elite after Bama commits

Alabama has locked down a pair of potentially elite class of 2015 defensive talents in commitments Mekhi Brown and Deionte Thompson. Each has been adamant about the school publicly and privately, but it hasn't stopped several national powers from courting each at this point of the process.

Mekhi Brown and Deionte Thompson are in the same boat in many regards. Each is a rising junior, with the pressure of high school seniors because of both their importance to their high school teams and because of the time it takes to constantly deal with other programs despite being verbally committed to Alabama. The two have grown close since pledging crimson this spring despite the negativity...