Shaun Dion Hamilton has committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide, and his commitment will undoubtedly further head coach Nick Saban's reputation as an elite recruiter. Hamilton brings a great amount of ability to the Crimson Tide program as a linebacker.
He represents a big in-state recruiting win for Alabama considering the fact the Crimson Tide out-recruited Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn for Hamilton's commitment. Tennessee was the third team in the running for the 4-star recruit.
Like many great recruits before him, Hamilton has chosen to commit to Alabama, and Saban's legend continues to grow.
Andrew Bone of Rivals.com reports on the commitment via Twitter:
Greg Ostendorf of ESPN.com posted a Vine video of the commitment, via Twitter:via Bone on Twitter:
Shaun Dion Hamilton, four-star linebacker from Carver High School commits to #Alabama.— Andrew Bone (@AndrewJBone) April 17, 2013
Finally, Bone Tweets that Hamilton is planning on recruiting other players to Alabama:
The fact Hamilton is an in-state recruit who's looking to help the Crimson Tide on the recruiting trail is just one of the many reasons this is a big pickup for Alabama.
Hamilton told me last night that his top targets are Marlon Humphrey, Lorenzo Carter, Stephen Roberts and Elisha Shaw. Said 100-percent— Andrew Bone (@AndrewJBone) April 17, 2013
Hamilton projects to be a good linebacker in time.
He has good size at 6'1'', 240 pounds, but he also runs a 4.65 40-yard dash, according to 247Sports. Consider last year's No. 1 inside linebacker recruit and 2013 Alabama signee, 5-star inside linebacker Reuben Foster is also 6'1'', 240, and he runs a 4.60 40-yard dash, according to 247Sports.
That's a great comparison if you're an Alabama fan, because Foster projects to be an elite talent.
Will Alabama finish with the No. 1 recruiting class (again) in 2014?
The Alabama Crimson Tide have landed another extremely talented recruit.
At this point, that's less of a statement and more of an expectation for Alabama.