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Casey Gladney right at home at Bama

10/13/2011

It didn't take long for Columbia (S.C.) High School coach Kemper Amick to realize he had something special in Casey Gladney.

"I knew right away," Amick said, remembering the first time he saw Gladney as a freshman . "After the first practice I knew he was going to be something else. He will leave here as a four-year starter."

Amick was right. Gladney, 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, is now a four-star senior who is committed to Alabama. Just like how Amick knew about Gladney, the wide receiver knew Alabama was right for him. It just took one June visit.