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Monday, December 3, 2012
Weekend Rewind: Alabama

By Greg Ostendorf

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama and Georgia provided the country with an instant classic in Saturday’s SEC championship game. Although the Crimson Tide pulled it out at the end, a number of top commitments were on the edge of their seats until the clock hit zero.

“It was a scare for me for a moment, but it was a really good game,” ESPN 150 tight end O.J. Howard said.

“I thought it was one of the best SEC championships that I’ve seen,” said four-star athlete Derrick Henry. “Both teams fought to the end, and I love seeing something like that. I love seeing both teams hungry for a win. I thought both teams fought really hard.”

The victory left quite an impression on the Tide’s 2013 recruiting class, as well as a number of top 2014 prospects, and now Alabama is on its way to Miami to play for its third national championship in the last four years.

On Friday night before the game, UA assistant coach Mike Groh checked in on defensive tackle Dee Liner, the state’s top ranked player and currently an Auburn commitment. Despite losing his game, Liner finished with six tackles, two for a loss and a sack.

Alabama’s staff also made a trip to see Alvin Kamara on Friday night. The ESPN 150 running back is expected to take his official visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend.