June 9, 2006

Tide offers Atlanta LB

Marist linebacker Jennings Hester hasn't received much publicity in the early part of the recruiting process, but that is about to change with Alabama extending an offer to the Atlanta native. Hester, 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, picked up his second offer of the year when Tide assistant Charlie Harbison informed him of the good news.

"Coach 'Cheese' offered me last week and I'm very excited about that. I knew Alabama was looking at me, but I missed coach both times he came by the school. He asked me to fill out a questionnaire and I guess he took my film back and watched it with the other coaches," Hester said. "I didn't really get to know 'Cheese' until after the offer, but since that time we've talked a lot. As soon as he offered me he started talking about me coming down for a visit and I did on Monday."

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