Ming commits; West commits

Tide now with 10 verbal pledges

Alabama landed four-star recruit DE William Ming, and a three-star DB Gerald West Tuesday. Ming is rated one of the top ten prospects in the state by Rivals.com. West is ranked the 18th best in the state by Rivals.com.

According to Scout.com, Ming held offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Ming is a 6’4” 250lb. DE from Athens High School. Ming told multiple media outlets that his heart was with the Tide.

West is a 5’11” corner with 4.4 speed from Mobile. West cited Saban’s experience coaching defensive backs as one of the reasons he committed to the Tide.

The Alabama commitment list as of July 22, 2008:
Four Star
DT D.J. Fluker
RB Trent Richardson
QB AJ McCarron
DE William Ming

Three Star
OL Chance Warmack
OL Darius McKeller
OL Kellen Williams
LB Mike Marrow
Two Star
One Star