Recruiting: Alabama lands top Florida RB

REPORT: “The University of Alabama received a huge commitment Sunday afternoon from Dee Hart, a National 100 running back from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla. Hart becomes the first running back to commit to the Crimson Tide in the 2011 class,” according to Andrew Bone’s report in the Tuscaloosa News.

According to, “Hart is a huge pick-up for several reasons with the most glaring being he is a tremendous player who has a chance to be an early impact player for Alabama,” said Watts. “He’s a guy who instantly can come in and compete for that home-run role on special teams that was similar to Javier Arenas two years ago. Also a guy like him can find a spot on any offense in which he can make an impact.”

ESPN grades Hart as an 80. He lists at 5’8″, 190 lbs. provides this conclusion in its evaluation of Hart: “Hart could see early action because he is lightning in a bottle when in space. His superior agility makes him a natural to get looked at as a punt returner early in his career. Depending on the depth chart of where he goes, Hart could make an early splash as a freshman.”