For those who have been waiting for years for a big and dominating interior defensive lineman, your wait is probably now over.
According to published reports, D.J. Fluker has committed to the Crimson Tide. Fluker is a mammouth 6-6, 325 pound defensive tackle prospect for the 2009 class out of Biloxi, and recently named the Tide his leader. He was in Tuscaloosa for the Alabama v. LSU game, comparing the atmosphere of the game to the Super Bowl, and was apparently blown away.
Fluker is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, and grew up an LSU fan. He then moved to Biloxi, and later was forced to move for a year to Mobile -- where he played at McGill-Toolen -- as a result of Hurricane Katrina, and is now back in Biloxi. Though he is only in his junior year, he has offers from just about every major school in the country, and the recruiting services are very high on him. Scout.com at the moment has him as a four-star prospect, and with more solid play he will move up to a five-star. Fluker could legitimately be the number one defensive tackle recruit in the country come next year.
Saturday was a disappointing day on the football field with another heartbreaker to LSU, but every recruit has came away with nothing short of a glowing approval of their visit, and thus far we've already yielded two commitments. Things just keep looking better and better on the recruiting front, and not only in just the 2008 class.