During the program’s current dynasty, Alabama always seems to have young players step up and emerge early during their college careers.

The buzz coming out of training camp in Tuscaloosa was that Malachi Moore would be that next young player to standout out for the Crimson Tide.

Well, the buzz was right on this one.

During his first season with Alabama, Moore has been honored as the freshman of the week multiple times by the SEC and by the Alabama coaching staff and currently leads the Crimson Tide defense in takeaways.

After watching the freshman defensive back make some plays against Auburn, Tyrann Mathieu issued a complimentary statement, comparing Moore to himself during his time in Baton Rouge.

After seeing Mathieu’s post, Moore responded in kind.

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