Saban Secures Four-Star Defensive End

Saban Secures Four-Star Defensive End

Scout.com four-star defensive end Kourtnei Brown, from Charlotte-Victory Christian, (N.C.), took his official visit to Alabama over the weekend. The rising star prospect had re-opened his recruitment, but Alabama head coach Nick Saban has ended any doubts Brown previously had about the Crimson Tide.

"The visit went good," said Kourtnei Brown from Charlotte, (N.C.). "The best part about my visit was hanging around coach Saban. I really enjoyed going out to eat with him and his family."

"I really enjoyed my visit. On a scale from 1-10, I would rate my visit a 10. Hands down a 10."

Several things impressed Brown during his visit to Tuscaloosa.

"I liked a whole variety of things this weekend," he said. "First thing that caught my attention were the dormitories. They are right beside the academic center. I also liked the visit because of coach Saban. I really got to know him a lot as a person. He seems to be a great coach."

"The people in Tuscaloosa are very friendly as well. Overall I had a great time on my visit."

The four-star prospect was hosted by an Alabama redshirt freshman receiver as Brown continued, "Earl Alexander was my host. He is real cool. I was basically chilling out with all the other players at the hotel. We had a great time. I really enjoyed hanging out with Earl. I think he is a good person."

Brown was offered a scholarship last summer by the former Alabama football staff, and a bond was built with Mike Shula. Brown needed a chance to arrive in Tuscaloosa to meet the new regime.

"Alabama seems to have a good staff--a top staff. Coach Saban went and got who he wanted. He wants to make the program better and successful. I like what they have done, and I am looking forward to being coached by them," Brown said.

"Coach Saban said he was watching film, and he noticed how I could play standing up or down. He said he wants to use me like he did Jason Taylor. I would play on the line, and I could drop back in coverage. I would make it hard on the quarterback to read what I am going to do."

Brown was a top performer in Alabama's summer camp last June, and a lot more has changed on the Tuscaloosa campus other than the coaching staff.

"The stadium...my...my... my... it's huge. It's even better than when I went down there for the camp because I got to see it at night. It was just nice. I could imagine what it would feel like with 92,000 people there screaming. It's crazy. I went to the restaurants, and people were friendly. Tuscaloosa is a good place," Brown said.

The Alabama verbal pledge still plans to visit one more school before signing day and said, "I am visiting Clemson this weekend. I don't know from that point."

"My commitment to Alabama is a solid commitment. It's a firm commitment. I am going to Alabama."

Brown recorded an amazing 31 sacks, 70 solo tackles, four fumble recoveries and two blocked field goal attempts all during his senior campaign.

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