January 15, 2007
Brown loves UA official
Charlotte defensive end Kourtnei Brown was a hidden gem that the former Tide staff found during its summer camp. Brown, 6-foot-5, 230-pounds, committed to Alabama a few days after getting an offer. The rush end, however, was affected as much as any UA commitment by the coaching change. This weekend he was in Tuscaloosa for his official visit.
"I just finished up my with Alabama visit and I don't think it could have gone any better. I got there Saturday night after my basketball game and everyone seemed to be waiting on us. That was great because they made us feel right at home when we got there. My visit was a little different because I was there later and had all day Sunday and part of Monday so I got a lot of one-on-one time which was great," Brown said. "I met Coach Saban and I was a little surprised because he looked taller on TV and when I told him that he told me not to worry because he could get pretty rowdy. I laughed hard at that. He was very impressive. Just talking to him I knew that he was a great football coach. I haven't felt that way about any other coaches. He is a championship coach and I was impressed by that. He told me that he was going to use me in several different ways.
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