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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Leon Brown meets Saban, sets official visit

By Greg Ostendorf

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Junior college offensive lineman Leon Brown (Brooklyn Institute/ASA Institute) committed to the University of Alabama in June without ever visiting the campus or meeting the head coach.

He can now check one of those items off his to-do list, as Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban came up to visit on Wednesday.

“It was my first time meeting Coach Saban,” Brown said. “I was excited to meet him for the first time. We just sat down, and we talked about everything, talked about the players they get there, how they train them. It was good to just talk in person.

“I think the same way that I thought about him before. He’s a great man, a good-character guy who does outstanding things. He’s a good coach to have around, a good person to be around.”

This weekend, Brown plans to take his official visit to Alabama. It will be his first time on UA’s campus.

“I’m excited to see where I’m going to be staying at and where I’m going to be going to school during the season, things like that,” he said.

Brown is scheduled to enroll early, and with the talk of starting right tackle D.J. Fluker leaving early for the NFL, there’s a chance the 6-foot-6, 308-pound lineman can come in and fill that void right away.

West Virginia came by Sunday to see Brown, but he says he’s solid to the Tide.