January 14, 2007

Hester meets Saban

Marist athlete Jennings Hester was at the Capstone this weekend for his official visit. Hester, 6-foot-3, 228-pounds, was a summer commitment to the Tide and the Atlanta native has remained firm despite a recent push from Ole Miss. Meeting the new coaching staff was the highlight for the future linebacker.

"I met with Coach Saban and he said he saw my film and he was excited that I was coming to Alabama. He said he believes I can do good things at inside linebacker in his system. Hearing him say that was good because I was wondering what he thought. He said he watched all my film and he was impressed," Hester said. "He was such a nice and direct guy. I didn't know what to think heading in because you hear so many different stories but he was straightforward and maybe that rubs some people the wrong way but not me. I wanted to know what he was thinking. I was very impressed.

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