February 7, 2007

Maze to roll with Tide

Tarrant speedster Marquis Maze picked up early offers from Michigan, Tennessee and Miami before earning an offer from the new Tide staff in January. Despite nearly 15 offers the 5-foot-8, 160-pound dynamo narrowed his choices down the Tide and Volunteers and his announcement that he would attend Alabama came during a press conference at his high school.

"I felt that staying in-state and representing my state was the best thing for me. Alabama was great. They didn't get on me until late but when they did they turned up the heat and rolled out the red carpet," Maze said. "Coach Steele sold me on the school and staying in-state. He told me I would be able to come in and impact in a lot of different ways. Alabama needs speed and I have that. I'm excited about this opportunity.

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