Recruiting: Alabama-bound Trey DePriest

Recruiting update: ‘Football smart’ Trey DePriest looks to top 100 tackles for a second straight year

The Alabama Crimson Tide landed a top linebacker when Trey DePriest committed to play football at Alabama. Here is more information on the recruit:
Name: Trey DePriest
School: Springfield (Ohio) High School
Class: Senior
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6-2
Weight: 230
College: Alabama

AP: “It just felt comfortable there,” he said of his visit to Tuscaloosa prior to making a decision. The Crimson Tide are No. 1 in the Top 25 preseason poll.

MORE: DePriest (6-foot-2, 230 pounds) put up big numbers last year: He had 101 tackles, seven sacks and had three fumble recoveries.

He also rushed for 812 yards; had 13 receptions for 202 yards, scored 13 touchdowns and had a 37.7 punting average. DePriest probably would have driven the team bus as well but he turned 16 just weeks before the season opener.

As a sophomore outside linebacker he had 31 tackles (five for losses) and four sacks.

“He’s a good student, and he’s football smart,” Springfield head coach Rick Robertson told the Springfield News-Sun.

DePriest runs a 4.79 40-yard dash and has a vertical leap of 32 inches, numbers that will improve as he matures.

“I’m still growing and I know I will have to get stronger to play at Alabama,” he said. (Below you can read the entire AP report on the Alabama Crimson Tide recruit)