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Monday, December 17, 2012
Decision looms for David Knevel

By Greg Ostendorf

It’s decision time for 2013 offensive lineman David Knevel. The Canadian lineman will announce his commitment at his high school Tuesday morning. He’s narrowed his list to three schools -- Alabama, Nebraska and West Virginia.

According to his father, Mark Miller, Knevel will choose where he feels the most comfortable.

“He’s been talking back and forth with all of these coaches since the summer,” Miller said. “All these schools, the ones he’s down to, he feels he can play with their system and everything, but I think it’s going to come down to more comfort, that type of thing.”

Knevel took official visits to both Nebraska and West Virginia during the season, but his most recent visit was to Alabama. He and his mother made the trip to Tuscaloosa two weekends ago to see the Crimson Tide program and talk with the coaching staff.

“He had a very good visit,” Miller said. “He got to spend a lot of time with the offensive line coaches, and they’re very impressed with his potential and his abilities. He spent a lot of time with Nick Saban. He really enjoyed it down there.”

On the visit, Knevel received some good news. The 6-foot-8, 274-pound lineman found out that Alabama had decided to offer a scholarship.

“I think David feels good when anybody offers him a scholarship,” Miller said. “Getting one from Alabama -- they’re the experts on big linemen -- that felt very good for him.”

Knevel plans to enroll early at whatever school he chooses, which was part of the reason it took so long for the UA coaching staff to offer him.