Alonzo Lawrence Cleared Academically, Alabama's Cornerback Prospects Improve

Luke ACorrespondent IMay 28, 2008

With the impressive Freshman year of Kareem Jackson, Alabama has been looking for playmakers to fill in for Simeon Castille on the other side of the ball.

The news came in today that most Alabama fans needed to hear.  That news was that Alonzo Lawerence is being cleared academically.  He could possibly enroll as early as June 1st.

Alonzo Lawrence - Ht: 6-foot-1 Wt:187 lbs Number Two cornerback

A secondary needing to add pure cover corners to handle the physical and speedy wide receivers of the SEC, Lawrence brings both to the table.  After skyrocketing in recruiting over the past year Lawerence made his break out party against Julio Jones (his new teammate) in the Alabama—Mississippi All Star game.  He was able to play with Jones throughout the game as well as bring in an interception.

Chris Rogers, Javier Arenas and Marquis Johnson will be trying to hold down a spot in the rotation but don't be surprised to see Lawerence seeing time early in the nickel and dime formations.

Alabama also adds freshman Robbie Green to the cornerback position.  Green is an underrated player especially in the shadow of Alonzo Lawerence.  Green is comparable to Simeon Castille.  A pure athlete who is always in the right place at the right time.  He will also be pushing for time in the rotation.