For the longest time, it looked like Scott Lashley would be a Mississippi State Bulldog. He visited Starkville on Jan. 15 and followed it up the next weekend with an official visit to Tuscaloosa. Clearly, it made a big impact as the West Point, MS native as he turned his interest to the Crimson Tide. A trip this past weekend to Baton Rouge did not seem to sway him and he committed to sign with Alabama today.
It appeared as though Alabama was set at offensive line but apparently OL coach Mario Cristobal pushed Nick Saban to give Lashley another look. The staff really likes his potential. The 6'6"/300 offensive tackle is nationally rated as a top 15 lineman.
When watching Lashley's film, you see a big athlete who can move. Fires off the ball and loves to finish his blocks off. Nasty streak is there and has very good aggression. Length, flexibility -- check and check. Moves well, shows good balanced when engaged, and is only learning the game. Has played one year of football, so real upside here as he develops and learns the game more. Has the looks of a true left tackle.
He is the third recruit from Mississippi to commit to Alabama along with fellow 4-stars Raekwon Davis and Nigel Knott.