Recruiting: Brandon Ivory fits Tide’s 3-4 scheme

T.J. Walls
Recruiting Correspondent

Brandon Ivory told the Alabama Crimson Tide football staff he would be rolling with the Tide Sunday, and on Thursday morning he made the announcement official.

“I told Coach (Nick) Saban Sunday that we had to keep the news private. Bama was the place best for me, but I didn’t want to do anything public until I talked to the coaches from Memphis first,” said the 6-foot-3, 330-pound defensive tackle. “I love Memphis and the staff and I will always root for my hometown team even when I am at Alabama.

“My trip to Alabama was awesome. I will fit in very well playing for Alabama. Everything was perfect. I love the campus, players, and staff. I feel good about calling Tuscaloosa my home for the next 4 years. I told Coach Saban Sunday that I was ready to play for him, and he was thrilled!”

“My Mother feels that I will develop as a man under the guidance of coach Saban. I know that I’ll fit in Alabama’s 3-4 defense. I am pretty much custom made for nose tackle, the position Cody played. I’m going to work hard so that I’m ready to make an early contribution to helping the team in any way. I’m ready to get there already.”

Ivory’s senior season stats: 60 tackles and 7 sacks.

Ivory is a very big recruit with a lot of potential. Will fit Nose Tackle Spot perfectly! He is a great run stopper.