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D-linemen, beware: ‘I like hurting people,’ Alabama OL pledge says

Hunter Brannon, Alabama commitment

Three-star offensive lineman Hunter Brannon is keeping a family tradition alive and will play football at Alabama. He pledged to the Tide in July.

“I watched my uncles play for Alabama. They were the Britt boys — Wesley, Taylor and Justin,” Brannon told GN. “I always wanted to be like them. It is the program I fell in love with since I was 7 years old.”

For Brannon, being able to tell his family he got offered by Alabama was big.

"They were so thrilled; they know it is my dream to play there," he said. "We are incredibly happy and blessed."

Brannon (6 feet 4, 290 pounds), from Cullman (Ala.) High, is considered among the top 175 offensive tackle prospects in the country, but says Alabama has different plans for him. "I play tackle in high school, but they are going to play me at center and guard," he said.

Brannon admits to playing hard and with an edge.

“I’m a real hard worker, gritty guy," he said. "I like hurting people."

Brannon had nothing but positive things to say about Alabama coach Nick Saban.

"Me and him have a good relationship; we talked a lot in his office and after his camps," Brannon said. "I really like him. He is the best coach in college football."

With so many family members that have played football at Alabama, Brannon says he has received a lot of good advice.

"They share their insight with me," Brannon said. "They said the first time you put on that jersey, it’s going to be the most memorable thing ever."

Brannon says his recruitment at this point is all but over.

"That’s my dream school. I got the offer and I am committed," he said. "There is no point in seeing anybody else when you are already committed to your dream place."

RELATED: Family ties helped 4-star OL Kendall Randolph pick Tide

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