May 24, 2006

Tide close to landing Florida DB

Rumors broke Tuesday that Pensacola, Fla., High School defensive back Chris Lett had committed to Alabama and as the old adage says where there is smoke there is fire and although the Tide hasn't picked up the fourth commitment of the year they are close.

"I was close to committing to Alabama last night but I couldn't get in touch with everyone I wanted to," Lett said. "I'm going to sit down with my head coach (Mike) Bennett today or tomorrow and discuss everything with him. After that I want to tell Coach (Mike) Shula myself."

Lett, 6-foot-1, 205-pounds, indicated that after Alabama offered the Tide was a serious contender for his signature.

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