Rivals250 DE talks Tide visit

Because Rivals 250 weakside defensive end Denzel Devall of Bastrop (La.) had been to Tuscaloosa twice before this summer, visit No. 3 last Saturday was more for his parents.
"That was the first time they've been there," Devall said. "They liked it a lot. They had a great time."
Especially Devall's mother.
"She always wanted to meet [Alabama coach] Nick Saban," Devall said. "When she met him, she freaked out. They talked after practice. Then we went into his office and she got pictures. We've always been Nick Saban fans, from when he was at LSU."
Devall described his weekend visit to Alabama as being "pretty good."
While in Tuscaloosa, he watched the Tide practice and spoke to the coaches about topics such as which position he would play should he sign with Alabama. In high school, Devall plays some defensive end, some linebacker and, yes, even some safety.
The Tide is recruiting him as a linebacker.
"The best part was just chilling with the coaches," Devall said. "Alabama told me I can play all four linebacker spots. It doesn't matter to me which one as long as I get on the field."
On Monday, Devall, who claims 16 offers, said Saban's program was in his current top five, along with, in alphabetical order, Arkansas, LSU, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. According to Devall, Alabama and Texas A&M are recruiting him the hardest.
For now, the 6-feet-2, 236-pound Devall has no other unofficial visits planned. However, he said Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M will get official visits.
"I don't know who the fifth one is yet," Devall said.
Devall appears to be in no hurry to make a decision.
"I don't have a date or time set," Devall said. "I'm just going to take these officials and go from there."
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