November 15, 2007

Squared Away

A quick glance at the Alabama Crimson Tide's 2008 commitment list shows that Nick Saban has plans to rebuild the Tide starting with the defensive line and Houston defensive tackle Damion Square is a key part of those plans. Square, 6-foot-3, 270 pounds, committed to the Tide back in August and despite Alabama's recent struggles he remains enthusiastic about his future in Tuscaloosa.

"I'm not worried about Alabama struggling at all. I'm just ready to get to T-Town as the folks down there call it. I'm solid with Alabama. It was the right choice for me and nothing will change that," Square said. "The coaches keep me up with everything that is happening. They told me to be ready to play next year because they need help on the defensive line. I'm coming in ready to play next year."

While leading his Yates High School squad to an impressive season this year, Square has also been following the Tide's recruiting class and has even pitched in to try and convince several of the Tide's top targets to come aboard.

"I've watched the class and know it's a good one. I've helped recruit where I can but the class so far is a good one and it's only going to get better," Square said. "We need to land Julio (Jones). He's a big guy for this class. There are some others out there on the defensive side but if we finish strong then it could be the best class in the nation."

Square and his teammates at Yates are preparing for a run in the playoffs after going undefeated in the regular season. With plenty on the line for the three-star defender, Square said he is glad to have recruiting behind him so he can focus all his energy on winning a championship.

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