July 3, 2006

Hester excited to join Crimson Tide

When Marist linebacker Jennings Hester first laid eyes on the University of Alabama campus, he knew the Capstone was the place for him.

Now nearly three weeks after he announced his commitment to the Tide, the 6-foot-3, 222-pound outside linebacker has already begun thinking about his future with the Tide.

"I'm extremely excited about Alabama," Hester said. "I really feel like it's the right place for me to go.

"I'm excited about possibly having a chance to play when I get there. I've put on some weight and I'm in the 220's now. They want me at about 240 by the time I'm in Tuscaloosa.

"Hopefully I'll get a chance to step in early and make a difference."

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