Alphonse Taylor spurns FSU, commits to ‘Bama

The first of the dead period has proven invaluable to the University of Alabama’s 2012 recruiting class. Today the fourth major prospect of the week committed to sign with Alabama in February.

Big 6’5″, 330lb. offensive guard/nose guard Alphonse Taylor of Mobile (Davidson High School) committed to the Tide today. Taylor switched his commitment from Florida State, where he indicated he was going last April, to Alabama.

Taylor is the No. 16 offensive guard prospect according to Rivals, and a 4-star according to Scout. He places No. 9 on the B’ham News’ Super Seniors list.

This morning Taylor released this statement:

“After carefully considering the amazing opportunities in front of me, I am committing to play football for the University of Alabama and enroll in January. I appreciate the support of my family, friends, teachers, and coaches who have always helped and supported me. While there were many factors to my decision, ultimately I want to play Nose Guard for Alabama, whose fierce and dedicated defenses are a tradition in this state and around the nation”

“I maintain a tremendous amount of respect for Coach [Jimbo] Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles.”

Again, one has to wonder about the flurry of commitments coach Nick Saban and his staff are getting during the dead period. And, like two of the three others this week, Taylor plans to enroll in January.

Has the Nick Saban, a.k.a. “The Recruiting Master” found yet another advantage in the ever changing recruiting system? Is there anyone in college football that works harder at recruiting than this man?


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  1. 1
    92AUgrad4Bama

    His work ethic and commitment to the game and for wanting to have the desire to make UofA THE best is just unbelievable. Until they have enrolled in Ttown I will not admit that they are a done deal—just yet. Since these 4 (Yeldon, Dixon, Belue and now Taylor) have announced that they will enroll in January–it has been a crazy recruiting week for sure. If they had decided to make a switch and not enroll early I would have scoffed at the whole switching commitment idea until signing day got here.

    • 7
      m

      i honestly doubt it was anywhere near Rent Trichardson’s, but the REC has got the dough and the connections–beer bryant used a construction company out of texas to do a lot of his dirty work, according to one of his former players(running back who played in the 70’s wishbone years)

  2. 11
    almightytmc1

    I am sure that if Coach Saban ever read this blog he would probably verbally smite me for saying this. But the man is a fascinating study in focus, desire and determination. He is truley driven to do his best at anything he does and a very very rare man when it comes to the way and work he does to achieve the desired results. Rock On Coach Saban. You inspire us all.

  3. 13
    The Flash

    It doesn’t matter how many recruits you bammers get! LSU will dominate you every year. Get used to it mullet heads!

    p.s. I like big dongs in me bung. LSU ROCKS!!!!

  4. 18
    The real flashes boyfriend

    can you all please be nice to my man the flash. Everytime you call him a corndog or talk bad about lsu or miles or point out the honey badger is nothing more than a cheap shot taking dope smoking piece of shit thug flash goes into a pouting rage running around the shack throwing clothes everywhere putting thongs around his throat and screaming at the computer. Please stop, it takes me hours to get him to calm down. I often have to hold him while laying in the bed and watching Whos the Boss reruns to get him to stop crying. Its awful!!!!

  5. 19
    The Flash

    Yeah! You heard my boyfriend! I really don’t know why the Honey Badger got inducted as a Heisman finalist. He smokes dope and he was arrested and suspended. Well, that’s the kind of product we put out on the field here at LSU —- you bammers suck and LSU will rock you every year! LSU ROCKS!!!

    p.s. I am a fag and my boyfriend will beat you up!

  6. 21
    DES

    Get a hold on this. This young man did not make this change by himself. Does he not have a family? Friends? Coaches to help him? He has a great future so why not go where he can best show what he is able to do. What I did like was him saying was CNS wants me as a NG. Like I said before young man you made the right choice.RTR

  7. 22
    The Flash

    I have consumed the thoughts of you bammers! LMAO!

    All ya’ll think about now is me! I have gotten under your collective skins so much, even when I don’t post or comment on a story on this site, all you gumps can do is come on here and pretend you’re me by using my screen name, make comments as if I said them, pretend I’m gay and you’re my boyfriend.

    Some of you gumps, kabajaa and hannah are even dumb enough to really believe it is actually me posting. LOL

    🙂

    • 23
      The real flashes boyfriend

      pretend? flash, honey dont you remember that our relationship coach said that you cant dismiss me and my feelings anymore. I’m not ashamed anymore and neither should you be. Denial doesnt help, it only makes things worse please stop it.

  8. 26
    Crimsonite

    Well Barkley officially announced that as I said he had planned to go pro, but since then he consulted with many people and changed his mind. Of course now the media is back to sucking SC’s cock and talking like Barkley makes them an automatic for the BCS next year. The stupid phuckers have a short memory. Doesn’t matter how good the Condoms are, they are always even better for at least one loss to a winless PAC 10 team. And besides dumbass Lame kitten saying they could play with Bama and LSWho, the fact is SC has no better defense than Oregon or Stanford. Hell. the best defense they’ve had in the BCS era couldn’t even slow down Texas in ’05. RTR!

    • 27
      The Flash

      But all of that dripple, Crimsonite, ignores the point of my orighinal response to you about Trent not coming back, but that if he did come back just to win the Hiesman, he had better hope that Barkley didn’t come back.

      The reason for my original comment is just because of what you alluded to here. The media loves bama, but not even close to how much they love USC! If Trent couldn’t beat out a player who plays in a small market like Baylor, nor a Stanford player who really didn’t do anything special this year, he sure as hell will have a hard time beating out Barkley with all of, as you put it “the media is back to sucking SC’s cock and talking like Barkley makes them an automatic for the BCS next year”

      The best thing for Trent to do now is to turn pro so that he can take care of his two “out of wedlock” (see I can be nice) children.

  9. 28
    Crimsonite

    I stopped in Lafayette, La to eat at Shoney’s this morning. Had on my Got 13 hat and my new BAMA jacket. I now remember why LSWho was my second favorite team until Saban came to Bama and the shytass faction of the the Coonass fanbase started their shyt. Everybody had something friendly to say at every table I walked past going to the food bar. People came up to the bar to talk and over to my table too. Every one of them talked intelligently and respectably about both games and Bama. One guy laughed and told me I had guts coming in there dressed like that. One said Bama dominated the game, but special teams won it. One said, poor ol Les Miles, Bama was the last team he wanted to play in this game. And one said, you know LSU can beat Bama, if Miles can keep all the players out of jail. He said, I’ve never seen a team with so damn many criminals. Jefferson should not be playing. this team is Jarrett Lee’s. – The truth is, if you get away from the drunken assholes at the stadium and ignore the retarded, anti-social trolls on the internet, the average Corndog fan is pretty damn normal. And then there’s the cocksucker we have on here whose opinions obviously are exactly opposite from the general Corndog nation. RTR!

    • 29
      The Flash

      Crimsonite,
      I call BS on all of that except for the fact that you are probably the type to eat at Shoney’s with all the great places to eat in the Lafayette area, including places to eat for breakfast. I’m sure we have probably also seen your picture in “The people of Wall Mart” also.

      • 30
        Crimsonite

        All the great places to eat in Lafayette aren’t alongside I-10 when I’m in a hurry. Nor are they open at 6am either. Lafayette ‘aint Burbon Street. What’s more a phucking egg is a phucking egg, grits and butter are grits and butter, bacon and patty sausage is bacon and patty sausage – it doesn’t matter who the phuck cooks them. And for 7 bucks you can eat till you explode instead of walking out hungry. If I wanted atmosphere I would drive to the Brown Derby in Denver – dip shyt. RTR!

  10. 31
    Crimsonite

    Well now there is another reason for everybody in Louisiana to kiss Saban’s ass. If he hadn’t passed on Drew Brees at Miami, New Orleans would have never won a Super Bowl and would not have the NFL’s greatest single season passer. Congrats Saints. RTR!

    • 32
      The Flash

      Celebrating his stupidity to pass on Brees, is no reason to kisss his ass, anymore than his stupidity to keep trying 40+ yard field goals on Nov. 5th is. The stupidity on that Nov. 5th night is reason for bama fans to kiss his ass, because it gave all you bammers excuses for that night’s loss and a sense of false hope for Jan. 9th.

  11. 33
    CRIMSON HAMMAH

    CRIMSONITE,
    LSU FANS ARE PATHETIC – UNKNOWLEDGEABLE AND DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PUT THEIR TEAM IN PERSPECTIVE…

    LAFAYETTE IS NOT LSU TOWN – IT IS ULL AND THEY HATE LSU…

    THE WHOLE STATE IS NOT THAT STRONG LSU AND THAT MAKES THEM PARANOID AND INSECURE

    NEW ORLEANS IS A SAINTS TOWN

    • 34
      Darren Franks

      Flash as bad as i hate to admit this i feel the need to defend you.Some of you guys need to grow up that are on this site.Flash is right he has gotten under your skin.Why cant you guys just talk football and leave the homosexual talk out it.As Alabama fans we know our tradition and what we are about.Why go to all the dirty talk.A bad word is gonna happen from time to time but wow some of you guys are extreme. RTR!!!!

      • 35
        The Flash

        Darren,
        With that post you give me hope that maybe there are some decent Bama fans after all. I know if I was a bama fan, I would be imbarrased to know that my school was being represented by the perversion spewed on this site. It seemed to me that anytime a Bama fan on this site read an opposing opinion or could come up with an intelligent argument to support his own opinion, all they could do was personally attack the other person with foul mouth language and perverted comments. Thanks for being a different kind of Alabama fan.

        • 36
          BamaBrando

          You are still a troll with issues. You don’t just have an opposing opinion, much less an intelligent argument when it comes to Saban. If someone here dares states an opinion that they think Saban is a better coach, you go all nuts and start rambling on with 1,200 word responses on how you are right and no way you are wrong, about your OPINION. And you talk dirty, call people names, and have said some pretty perverted things yourself, so don’t act like you are all high and mighty when you are just another internet troll beating his chest behind a computer screen. And as much as you like to post over here, you show how much of an obsession you have with wanting to argue with someone, all the time. And you really need to learn how to spell if you are really trying to sound so smart. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. You are still a douchebag.

    • 37
      The Flash

      Says someone from the state of alabama which is split 50/50 between bama and Auburn fans.

      And yes New Oleans, like every other city in the state of Louisiana is a Saints Town, but unlike gumps, even the people of New Orleans are capable of cheering for more than just one team. And if you’re dumb enough to think New Orleans is not also an LSU town, just come on over for a visit around Jan 9th and find out just how dumb you are hannah.

    • 40
      Darren Franks

      How have you guys let Flash get to you so bad?.All he has to do is breathe and everyone goes completely nuts.We as bama fans should just rely on tradition and facts.If you research Flashes facts he is pretty much correct.Why does our

        • 42
          The Flash

          Wow Darren I don’t know what to say? Thanks, again for being a normal human and proving you can be a Bama fan without being a jerk.

          Just for being good Bama fan I’ll give you a fun FACT as to why I think Bama will lose again.
          Because you can’t spell ROLL TIDE without two L’s.

          Now even if someone’s is a die hard Bama fan, if they can’t see the humor in that FACT then maybe they need to go get life.

          • 43
            Darren Franks

            Flash i will say that was a good one but i cant wait to see some other responses on it.Even if it is someone using your screen name.Which by the way some people on this site still think it is really you. lmao!!!!! RTR!!!

  12. 44
    Crimsonite

    Franks, go phuck yourself! You aren’t a Bama fan. You are a figment of that POS Corndog’s imagination and a pussy too. Even if you were a real person, nobody on here gives a shyt what you think, especially in regards to POS Corndog Trolls. RTR!

    • 45
      Darren Franks

      Wow your a tough guy or girl with all that big talk.Yes im a real person and yes you are a joke.Why do you think all that big talk makes you big time.Grow up kid and maybe one day you can play with the big boys.You are the the kind of person that gives alabama fans a bad rep.You and your childish actions!!!! RTR!!!!

  13. 46
    Crimsonite

    This site’s not here to give Bama fans good names or any other kind of names, asshole. It’s here to dis our rivals and bitch slap asshole trolls. If you don’t believe it then go to the archives and read the sysop’s threads. Don’t come on here not knowing what the hell you’re talking about and pussy up to our worst trolls. I’ve forgotten more about football than you’ll ever know, so go run your mouth at somebody else or come meet me Rambo.

      • 48
        Crimsonite

        You’re damn right I’m an ass to anybody who comes on here uninformed about our resident trolls and starts kissing their asses like they are being abused or some shyt. If you’re gonna pass through here and jump in someone elses business you better have a tough skin. RTR!

        • 49
          Darren Franks

          When people read the ignorance that you spew out they know that are the uninfomed one.I just think its funny how easy it is to get under your skin.Like i said grow up kid and you cry like a school girl.

        • 50
          Darren Franks

          o yea crimsonite what are talkin about someone jumpin in your business?when you come on here and post comments it becomes the worlds business you retarded redneck.Let me guess you own this site.Its all yours and no one else can play unless you invite them. LMAO!!! Dude you are truely pathetic!!!

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