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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Watch List DT adds Bama offer, plans visit

By Greg Ostendorf

Last week, Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart made a stop at Carrollton (Ga.) High School to see 2014 ESPN Watch List defensive tackle Dontavius Russell. A

Although he couldn’t talk to Russell, Smart saw enough while he was there to offer a scholarship to the 6-foot-3, 300-pound prospect.

“I was surprised because they hadn’t been talking to me that much before that moment, but I was happy,” Russell said. “I was glad to get an offer from the national champions.”

Russell already has offers from Florida and Georgia Tech. He attended Georgia Tech’s junior day this past weekend, and he’ll be in Tuscaloosa this weekend for the Crimson Tide’s first junior day of the new year.