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Sharrief Working To Replace Rashad

Do you remember last February as Alabama was sweating out a half dozen or so high school football prospects who weren't going to announce their intentions until signing day? There was, for instance, Tana Patrick, the Scout.com number seven strongside linebacker prospect in the nation from North Jackson High School. As we all know, he became part of the outstanding signing class at Bama.

Do you think maybe his cousin had a hint? Alabama defensive back Ali Sharrief is "looking forward to having my little cousin down here." Hello? Tana Patrick, the Army All-American and all-everything in the world of recruiting is the cousin of Sharrief, and no one knew it? It's a good bet that Alabama Coach Nick Saban knew it. As for being "the little cousin," Patrick will check into Crimson...

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