May 25, 2006

UA in hunt for Rivals100 athlete

One of the nation's most electrifying athletes, Joe McKnight from John Curtis High School in River Ridge, La., picked up an offer from Alabama last week and the Tide currently occupies a spot on his list of favorites.

"Alabama offered me a few weeks ago. I talked with Coach (Buddy) Wyatt and he was a real cool dude. He was telling me about Alabama and the opportunities that I would have if I went there," McKnight said. "It was a good conversation and he filled me in on a lot of stuff that I didn't already know. Coach was telling me about the building they were doing and the tradition of the program. I told him I was interested for sure.

"They had a tremendous season last year and I think the new staff has them headed in the right direction. I know all about Alabama because I grew up in the South and if you are from the South you have to know about their tradition and the history. I know they had a little rough stretch, but they are back."

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