Introducing the class: Cole Mazza 

December, 31, 2012
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Editor's note: This is a series introducing Alabama's 2013 recruiting class that will run through signing day.

Cole Mazza
Courtesy of Cole MazzaCole Mazza said his first meeting with Nick Saban was businesslike.
Alabama hasn’t had to worry about the long snapper position in quite some time. Carson Tinker has started every game at the position since 2010, but with Tinker graduating after this season, the Crimson Tide needed a replacement. Enter Cole Mazza. The high school senior earned a scholarship from Alabama and plans to start as a freshman. This week, Mazza is taking part in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.

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