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Weight: 186 pounds
Player Replacing: Dee Milliner
Saban went into Steve Spurrier’s backyard in the Palmetto State to grab 4-star corner John Fulton, who was one of the nation’s top defensive backs in the 2010 class. Fulton chose Alabama over SEC powers South Carolina, Florida and LSU.
After seeing time as a reserve in his first three seasons at Alabama, Fulton is closing in on locking down the starting corner spot opposite Deion Belue.
Despite battling injuries throughout his career, he has flashed glimpses of his talent. His performance in last season’s loss to Texas A&M was the most notable example of his ability.
The 6’0”, 187-pound Fulton has been a standout in camp, according to Trevor Hewett of BamaOnline (subscription required).
If he can stay healthy and provide a steady presence at corner, it would go a long way toward alleviating one of Saban’s primary concerns this season.