NICK SABAN STATEMENT ON TERRELL LEWIS

“Terrell Lewis suffered a torn right ACL last week while training. He underwent successful surgery today, and a timeframe for his return is unknown at this time.”

COWAN DISMISSED FROM SQUAD

Rising sophomore linebacker VanDarius Cowan has been dismissed from the Alabama football team following a recent arrest. Coach Saban’s comment on the dismissal is as follows: “VanDarius has been dismissed from the team and is no longer a part of our football program due to a violation of team rules. Each of us has a responsibility to represent The University of Alabama in a first-class way, and failure to meet those standards can’t be tolerated. We wish VanDarius the very best in the future.”

TOP TIGHT END COMMITS TO BAMA

Alabama picked up a big commitment from four-star tight end Jahleel Billingsley of Phillips Academy in Chicago. The 6-4, 220-pound Billingsley chose Alabama over Florida. He is one of the nation’s most athletic tight ends in the 2019 class.

STAR WIDE RECEIVER PICKS THE TIDE

Four-star 2019 WR John Metchie of Peddie Prep School in Highstown, NJ has announced his commitment to Alabama. The 6-0, 195-pound Metchie picked the Tide over Penn State, Oregon and USC, among others. In his high school career, Metchie has over 1,300 rushing yards and more than 2,500 yards receiving. He has 42 touchdowns. At safety, Metchie has 10 interceptions.

BIG DEFENSIVE LINEMAN ROLLS WITH BAMA

Byron Jones from West Jones High School in Laurel, MS committed to Alabama last week as well. . The 6-4, 280-pound Young has been one of Alabama’s top DL targets in this class. Young announced late last Tuesday night that he committed to the Crimson Tide. Young, who has been compared to former Bama star Dalvin Tomlinson, is rated among the nation’s top defensive linemen.

 

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