May 31, 2007

Tide targeting jumbo GA athlete

The early theme for the Alabama 2008 recruiting efforts appears to be "versatility." Alabama is searching its border states in an effort to find big, strong athletes who can play multiple positions.

At 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, Banneker (Atlanta, Ga.) High School giant Steven Fowlkes appears at first glance to be a ready-made defensive end. Fowlkes athleticism, however, has him being recruited by several schools as a big possession receiver.

Recently, the Alabama coaching staff pulled the trigger on an offer to Fowlkes, who notched 49 tackles and five sacks in 2006 - a season shortened to just five games due to elbow bursitis.

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