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Billingsley hoping for Bama offer

4/16/2012

If it is extended, an offer from Alabama could seal Bobby Billingsley's college football fate.

“Had a GREAT visit to Alabama this weekend and I was one of the few prospects that was called back to sit with their position coach,” the center from Memphis (Tenn.) East texted ESPN. “I could possibly get an offer this spring or summer.”

So what did Billingsley like about the trip to Tuscaloosa?

“The championship atmosphere and the fact that [offensive line] coach [Jeff] Stoutland is not the type of guy that is worried about height,” the 6-foot-2, 270-pound junior said.

Billingsley would also like to be reunited with former East High School teammate Brandon Ivory, who plays on the defensive line for the Crimson Tide.

“Also the offense fits me,” Billingsley said. “They run lots of zones and it allows me to use my footwork to my advantage. I also saw how they transformed my former teammate [Ivory] into a faster and stronger player. I'd love to be on the same team with him because he'll make me work and become great.”

Billingsley currently has four scholarship offers, from Ole Miss, Memphis, Illinois and Arkansas State, and interest from several other schools.