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Alabama Lands California Offensive Guard Viane Talamaivao

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Nick Saban's recruiting machine extends its arm into PAC-12 territory and brings back California gold.

Nick Saban scores again.
Nick Saban scores again.
Kevin C. Cox

The newest Alabama assistant, Greg Brown, wasted no time on the recruiting trail getting a verbal commitment from Corona, California offensive guard, Viane Talamaivao. Andrew Bone reported that he actually committed last Friday but the news just broke today.

Talamaivao is rated 4-stars by all the major recruiting services. He is the nation's #8 offensive guard. He was OL MVP at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp.

At 6-3 and 300 pounds, he could easily play any of the linemen positions but is projected as a guard at the college level. He has good size and excellent strength. He is quick out of his stance and is a brick wall at the point of contact. He is tough and a hard worker.

Talamaivao is the first offensive lineman and the eighth overall commitment for the Class of 2014.

Here are some videos of him at the 2013 Nike Football Training Camp in Los Angeles:

and his player reel: