Alabama adds highly rated DT

Tide get Korren Kirven, who also considered Virginia Tech, Tennessee

Updated: February 1, 2012, 10:57 AM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama got its first surprise early Wednesday when ESPNU 150 defensive tackle Korren Kirven signed on to play with the Crimson Tide.

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AP Photo/Dave MartinNick Saban got a boost when ESPNU 150 DT Korren Kirven opted for the Tide on Wednesday.
The Lynchburg, Va., native had played the recruitment process close to the vest all the way up to signing day, choosing between Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. In the end, he said he felt he belonged in Tuscaloosa.

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