In case you missed it, Manning (S.C.) High CB John Fulton picked Alabama over South Carolina and Florida Saturday at the Under Armour All-America Game.
Fulton had long been thought to be a Gamecocks lean, but the Crimson Tide came on late and landed him, further cementing an outstanding recruiting class.
Fulton told reporters at the game that Tuscaloosa was like “a home away from home,” and that he loved Alabama head coach Nick Saban, running backs coach Burton Burns (his recruiter) and defensive coordinator Kirby Smart.
Fulton, who said his parents were comfortable with his decision, is No.6 on The Observer’s postseason SC Top 25 prospects list.
Ken Tysiac has covered the ACC in the Raleigh Bureau of The Charlotte Observer since 2003. He spent eight years in South Carolina covering Clemson, first with the Anderson Independent-Mail and later with The (Columbia) State. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1991.