Former Miss. State commit switches over to Alabama


T.D. Moton is so good, he didn’t even have to play his junior season and Nick Saban still wanted him.

The former Mississippi State commitment is a 6-foot-3, 310-pound defensive tackle out of Shreveport. For those keeping track at home, yes he did have an LSU offer, as well as offers from Arkansas, Georgia, Ole Miss and Texas A&M, along with Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Southern Cal. Moton sat out his junior season after transferring to Woodlawn H.S., which forced him to miss his junior campaign–per Louisiana state rules.

“He practiced and we just had a great spring with him,” Woodlawn coach Jerwin Wilson told, the website that is connected to several Alabama newspapers. “He had a lot of quality reps and he’s ready to go … (Alabama) just looked like the best place for him. It’s a place he can develop as a person and as a player.”

Moton committed to the Bulldogs last November, only to pull back in January when more schools began showing him intense interest. He is rated the No. 271 overall prospect in America and a four-star recruit. He is the ‘Tide’s 18th commitment and the program is still rated No. 1 overall in America.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the composite rankings for high school prospects.


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