Receiver makes decision to walk on

Andrew Bone

For Alabama to survive the next few years of probation, attracting talented walk-ons is a necessity. Thankfully for Tide fans, the lure of that Crimson jersey still exists. <br><br>Wide receiver Andrew Bone of Rainbow City's Westbrook Christian High School recently announced his decision to walk on at Alabama.

Bone, 5-11, 175, hails from the same school that produced Alabama quarterback, Brodie Croyle and wide receiver, Brandon Greer. "I was born in Tuscaloosa, and I have always been a big Alabama fan," Bone said. "That is the whole reason for my decision."

Timed at 4.48 in the 40-yard dash, Bone shows good speed, great hands and a terrific knowledge for the game. His coach reported that he plays both sides of the football and Andrew is much tougher than his frame would lead you to believe.

A team captain since his sophomore year, Bone caught 25 passes as a junior for 600 yards and eight touchdowns. Through nine games as a senior he has snagged 30 passes for 650 yards and 9 TDs.

Bone also registered 55 tackles as a safety his junior year and has followed that up his senior year with 75 tackles and three interceptions through nine games. He had over 100 tackles as a sophomore while playing linebacker.

He has improved his game tremendously under the tutelage of former Alabama walk on, Chad Goss. That friendship and his former teammates being in Tuscaloosa led him to make the decision to walk on at Alabama.

Bone bench presses 285 pounds and squats 515. He carries a 3.5 GPA in the classroom, and scored 22 on the ACT.

He received recruiting interest from Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Florida, Clemson and Tennessee. There have been no offers to date, but his mind is set on playing for Alabama.

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