Alabama snags nation's top tackle

Alabama snags nation's top tackle

September 5th, 2013 by David Paschall in Sports - College

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Alabma snags nation's top tackle

Alabama vaulted to the top of college football's recruiting rankings Wednesday after receiving a commitment from Cameron Robinson, the nation's top offensive tackle prospect.

The 6-foot-5, 325-pounder from West Monroe, La., picked the Crimson Tide over LSU in front of ESPNU cameras. He is the second recent five-star prospect from Louisiana to choose the Tide, joining Geismar safety and 2012 signee Landon Collins.

"Alabama is a great program, and I developed a really strong relationship with them," Robinson said on the broadcast. "I have extremely high expectations for myself. I plan on coming in, working hard and hopefully competing for a job as a freshman."

Robinson is the nation's No. 1 overall prospect according to and No. 3 according to

The Crimson Tide lead Tennessee in the and team rankings, while Ohio State is second according Tennessee is third in the rankings, with Georgia fourth.

- David Paschall