Recruiting: Alabama’s prizes from Ohio

Alabama Recruiting Update
AP: But Ohio State didn’t keep everyone in state.

Among the top talent heading elsewhere is Troy DePriest, a senior linebacker from Springfield who is friends with Miller but has chosen to go to top-ranked Alabama.

At 6-foot-2 with a 40-yard dash time of 4.79 seconds, DePriest is coming off a big junior year, when he had 101 tackles and seven sacks, plus 812 rushing yards.

And for good measure he punts, too, with a 37.7 punting average.

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

DePriest will be joined in Tuscaloosa by fellow Ohio product, West Chester Lakota West senior Ryan Kelly. The 6-foot-5 offensive lineman is projected as a center but also has experience at guard and tackle. (You can read the entire AP story below)