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AR DT Akial Byers (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC)

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Fayetteville (AR)
Ht: 6'4"
Wt: 260lbs
Class: 2017 (High School)

Comments from Byers' Fayetteville High School head coach, Benji Mahan, on the big decision:

The reason it's Alabama is in a span of two or three weeks he got 15 to 20 offers from some really big-time schools. And to me the difference in Alabama and some of those is, it wasn't just, 'Hey we would like for you to come to our school' and then just kind of done. Alabama not only gave him an offer, they invested in his life and built a relationship with him and his mom and his brother and with us as coaches. That to me is what separated them.

When we left Ohio State, me and him, I said what do you think and he said Alabama. I say why? He said Coach (Karl) Dunbar and Coach (Billy) Napier and that was the bottom line.

Entire article: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...-alabama-crimson-tide-land-4-star-dt-prospect
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