September 16, 2007

Harbin in attendance for UA victory

McGill-Toolen defensive lineman Glenn Harbin was one of the many highly regarded recruits in Tuscaloosa Saturday for an unofficial visit to Alabama. Harbin, 6-foot-5, 235-pounds, was in attendance for Alabama's last second win and he came away impressed by the Tide's effort.

"Man, it was an exciting game. I was hoping that Alabama could stop them at the end and they did. When they scored it went crazy. It was the loudest I have heard and nobody had left the stadium. All the fans thought they were going to pull it out and I was happy when they did," Harbin said. "The defense had their hands full with (Darren) McFadden. He's a great back and they had to work hard but they made the plays when their backs were against the wall. They gave a great effort and it was a great atmosphere.

"I didn't have a chance to hang out after the game because I had to get back home. But I talked to some of the coaches including Coach (Lance) Thompson and Coach Saban. They told me they were glad I made it and wanted me to come back."

Harbin, who is a member of the Rivals250 and four-star prospect, hung out with some fellow Mobile natives and said they are trying to sway him to come to Alabama.

"I hung out with Ivan (Matchett) and Mark (Barron) during the game. There are a lot of Mobile players committed to Alabama and I'm close with them," Harbin said. "I know BJ Scott as well. They are all telling me to come play with them at Alabama. I told them I'm looking at it hard."

Harbin currently has four leaders ahead for his signature.

"I liked everything I saw this weekend at Alabama and they are pretty high up there. I'm also looking at Florida, South Carolina and FSU. All have offered. Those are my four favorites but not finalists," Harbin said. "I haven't set up any official visits yet but I'll do that hopefully soon. Right now I don't have any plans for a commitment but I think it will be after the season before I decide."

As a junior Harbin recorded 75 tackles, 25 tackles-for-loss and 10 sacks.

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