OL Andy Dodd Commits to Alabama

As Todd mentioned earlier in the fanshot, Alabama picked up another commitment this afternoon, this time in the form of Andy Dodd, a 6'4 and 325 pound offensive line prospect out of Georgia. Money quote comes from Matt Scalici:

The 6-foot-4, 325-pound star visited Alabama to watch their spring practice session on Saturday and made the decision to commit shortly thereafter.

"I have been there multiple times and it just seemed like the perfect place. I mean I just had a feeling about it," Dodd told BamaOnline's Charles Power. "Coach Saban was excited because they are losing some offensive lineman and they need people at that position."

Dodd played tight end and offensive tackle last season at Pepperrell High School in Lindale, Georgia, though in all likelihood he will most likely play on the interior of the offensive line in Tuscaloosa. Dodd was a high school teammate of 2012 Alabama signee Dakota Ball, which undoubtedly helped Alabama in his recruitment.

As a general matter, Dodd largely fits the mold of the typical Alabama offensive line signee. He's a big, physical player with a long frame, and while he might not be athletic enough to play tackle, he can move well enough to play in space and be a versatile prospect. Left tackle is likely out of the question, but that one spot notwithstanding Dodd probably has the physical build necessary to play anywhere from left guard to right tackle.

With Bradley Bozeman and Grant Hill already in the fold, Dodd is the third offensive line commitment of the young recruiting class, and as he himself mentioned in the above quote, the offensive line will be a major priority this recruiting season. We went relatively light on the big uglies this past February, and with significant attrition expected on the offensive line next season, expect 'Bama to add at least one and perhaps even two more offensive line prospects.

Dodd becomes the ninth overall commitment of the 2013 recruiting class.

Addendum: The obligatory YouTube highlight video:

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