Rehab Going Well

Scout.com - South
Posted Jan 18, 2006


Tide verbal commit Charlie Kirschman is excited about his future at the University of Alabama. Kirschman was in Tuscaloosa for an official visit and for a medical check-up on his shoulder.

"The shoulder is doing much better now," Charlie Kirschman said. "Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery on my shoulder. I had a check-up Monday, and he said everything looked to be going smoothly. I am trying to schedule another visit to Birmingham around the time when the A-Day game takes place."

Kirschman went to Birmingham and stayed with a future teammate after his official visit in Tuscaloosa.

"Charlie [Higgenbotham] and I have become very good friends," Kirschman said. "We talk on the phone all the time. I got a chance to spend the night with him in Birmingham on Sunday night. I really enjoyed spending time with his family and learning more about all of them."

The Nease linebacker had a great time at the Capstone especially spending time with several of his future teammates.

"It was a lot of fun," Kirschman said. "I hung out a lot with Charlie [Higgenbotham], Preston Dial and Greg McElroy. I kept telling Greg he better commit to Alabama by Monday. Obviously, he did just that, and I am very excited. He and I hit it off pretty good. He said he wants to room with me, and hopefully we will."

"It felt so great to be around all the guys who have already committed. I think we are going to have a real tight class. Baron Huber told me that most of his freshman class are really tight together. All of us are already very comfortable around each other."

At 6-3, 225 pounds, Kirschman gives the Alabama coaching staff a couple of options as he stated,"We didn't really talk too much this weekend about where I will play. I know they are talking about linebacker or defensive end. Baron Huber moved to defensive end, so that might say something. I don't know yet where they will put me."

The Scout.com three-star linebacker has been in Tuscaloosa for unofficial visits, but the campus tour is a major part of the official visit.

"I really enjoyed seeing the rec center," Kirschman said. "That was really nice. The student academic center was very nice as well. Everything seemed to be really cool. They don't show you all the facilities during unofficial visits. It was good to finally see everything. All of the facilities in Tuscaloosa are very impressive."

Tide freshman Baron Huber served as player host as Kirschman shared,"Baron is a great guy. He was real funny. He is such a character. I really enjoyed spending time with him this past weekend."

Kirschman plans to enroll for the second session of summer school in July.

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