Commit Cole Mazza happy for Tinker 

August, 22, 2012
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Cole Mazza may be the first long snapper to earn a scholarship from Nick Saban out of high school, but on Tuesday, Alabama senior long snapper Carson Tinker earned his own scholarship from the Crimson Tide head coach after walking on four years earlier.

Cole Mazza
Courtesy of Cole MazzaCole Mazza made the trip for a prospect camp in Tuscaloosa and impressed Nick Saban enough to get an offer.
Mazza, who committed to Alabama in June, wanted to be one of the first to congratulate Tinker for the accomplishment.

“I was honestly so proud of him,” Mazza said. “He’s worked so hard for that. With all he’s been through and how hard he’s worked to get back to the top from what happened in the tornado. He deserves it more than anybody in this world to finally earn his full scholarship at Alabama.”
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