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4-Star HS Recruit Says Meeting Nick Saban Was 'Almost Like Talking to God'

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterNovember 18, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 15:  Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during pregame warmups prior to facing the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Father, the Son and the Holy Saban are recognized divinities in the state of Alabama.

Nick Saban is everywhere at all times, watching over you, and according to one Alabama high school football prospect, his very presence feels like a religious experience.

AL.com’s John Talty brings us the story of P.J. Blue, a 4-star linebacker recruit at Jemison High School in Alabama who traveled to Tuscaloosa on Saturday to watch the Crimson Tide roll over Mississippi State.

Blue returned from his pilgrimage with nothing but praise for Saban, claiming that his chat with Alabama football’s head coach felt like speaking to a higher power.

"It was almost like talking to God," Blue told Talty.

The 6’2,” 195-pound junior says he grew up an Alabama fan, which made the encounter even more surreal.

He also told Talty that Alabama's facilities are an athletic Eden.

"Alabama has great facilities, and it makes you want to go there instantly," Blue said. "But there’s more to it than just facilities, and I’m going to have to look at it more."

Saban is interested in Blue, but the program wants him to put on more weight before offering a scholarship. His recruitment is just starting to heat up, but Blue already has offers from Clemson and UAB. He "plans to take his time" with a commitment, per Talty.

As for Saban, it must get tiring going to bed each night with Phyllis from Mulga and the collective prayers of the Crimson Tide fanbase flooding into his mind.

Unless otherwise noted, recruit information courtesy of 247Sports.

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