- Greg Ostendorf, ESPN Staff Writer
It wasn’t Bryant-Denny Stadium, but 2014 defensive back Tony Brown got a chance to watch the University of Alabama play in person on Saturday night. The Texas native attended the Cowboys Classic, where the Crimson Tide dominated Michigan 41-14.
“Alabama played a really great game,” Brown said. “I feel like they practiced for it. They had a goal that Michigan wasn’t in their league, and they went out and proved it.”
Brown, a 6-foot, 179-pound cornerback, earned an offer from Alabama at its camp in June. On Saturday, he paid close attention to the Tide’s secondary and came away impressed, especially with junior cornerback Dee Milliner.
“I was watching the corners and sometimes the safeties,” Brown said. “I was just trying to watch everything, trying to put myself on the field, reading the uncovered guard and just trying to act like I was in the game, so I can see how fast-paced the game is.
“They all covered their assignment. They had two picks. The corners played man coverage. I don’t know why they kept trying to throw it to No. 28 [Milliner]. I feel like he was one of the best corners out there. I mean they did their job.”
At the game, Brown was recognized by a couple Alabama fans. He said the record crowd of 90,413 (for a college game) was rocking.
The junior has 22 offers in all but says he remains open at this point.
OL Knox enjoys game, wants to visit UA
At 6-foot-4 and 296 pounds, junior offensive lineman Demetrius Knox is not small. But even he couldn’t believe how big Alabama’s offensive line looked on Saturday in the Tide’s win over Michigan.
“Alabama’s offensive line is huge,” Knox said. “Their right tackle and left tackle are monsters and put on a great show.”
As for the game itself, Knox was a little surprised with the outcome.
“The game was great,” he said. “I thought it was going to be a lot closer, but Alabama dominated.”
The Fort Worth, Texas, native has Ohio State and Texas at the top of his list for now, but he added that the Tide are still in the mix. The only problem is they haven’t offered his teammate and best friend Daniel Gresham.
“Alabama is one of the schools in my top group, but I plan on going to school with my teammate, and he doesn’t have an Alabama offer,” Knox said.
Gresham is currently committed to Texas. Still, Knox says as soon as he can get to Tuscaloosa, he wants to take a visit.
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