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Alabama lands four-star DE DeMarcus Walker

Alabama landed another big-time recruit when Florida DE DeMarcus Walker (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) committed to Nick Saban and the Tide.

Walker told Greg Ostendorf of ESPN's TideNation, "They are just putting guys in the NFL, and that's my dream. With the way they develop players, I feel like the work that I put in there will pay off."

Walker is ranked the 24th overall prospect by and, 26th by and 96th by He is listed at 6'3", 276 pounds but told Ostendorf that he will play linebacker at Alabama. The Tide have a Jack hybrid position (think: Dont'a Hightower) that appears to be right up Walker's alley.