Alabama’s 12 recruit of the 2010 class

Defensive End/Linebacker Craig Sanders of Ariton, Alabama committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide Tuesday; he was the 12th commitment of the 2010 class. Ariton is 6’4″, 230 lbs, 4.6 in the 40, and rated a four star prospect by Scout and Rivals.

Scout lists athleticism, intensity/effort and toughness as strengths. Size and techniques/moves as weaknesses. According to Scout’s analysis, “One of the top jumbo athletes in the country, Sanders lines up at outside linebacker, down lineman, fullback, tailback, and quarterback among other places. … The type of player that can change the course of a game.”

ESPN rates Ariton as a 79, and provides some guidance about Ariton’s potential in college, “He possesses a good natural build and presents the frame to add good additional bulk with time in a college weight program. He plays from both a two and three point stance and will likely project as a defensive end, but could fit as an OLB in a 3-4 scheme.” As always, ESPN provides additional analysis that is worth reading.

If you are looking for his academic standing, Stanford and Georgia Tech recruited him—that could provide a clue.