Alabama Football Recruiting got an early start on NSD with VanDarius Cowan. Cowan had over thirty offers, including Ohio State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Clemson, FSU, Auburn, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Tennessee, and USC.
Cowan has all the physical tools to match the most recent Tide profile of size and importantly speed to counter run/option quarterbacks.
Here is a recent photo of Cowan with Alabama coaches Derrick Ansley and Jeremy Pruitt.
Cowan has the size and speed to contribute in 2017, especially on special teams. He may have to wait his turn for significant playing time at linebacker but Cowan has the potential to be a great Crimson Tide player.