published Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Alabama snags nation's top tackle

Alabma snags nation's top tackle

Alabama vaulted to the top of college football's recruiting rankings Wednesday after receiving a commitment from Cameron Robinson, the nation's top offensive tackle prospect.

The 6-foot-5, 325-pounder from West Monroe, La., picked the Crimson Tide over LSU in front of ESPNU cameras. He is the second recent five-star prospect from Louisiana to choose the Tide, joining Geismar safety and 2012 signee Landon Collins.

"Alabama is a great program, and I developed a really strong relationship with them," Robinson said on the broadcast. "I have extremely high expectations for myself. I plan on coming in, working hard and hopefully competing for a job as a freshman."

Robinson is the nation's No. 1 overall prospect according to and No. 3 according to

The Crimson Tide lead Tennessee in the and team rankings, while Ohio State is second according Tennessee is third in the rankings, with Georgia fourth.

— David Paschall

about David Paschall...

David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...

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