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OL Brandon Hill tweets he’s leaving ‘Bama

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On the day before the Fourth of July, one member of the Alabama Crimson Tide declared his independence from Nick Saban‘s squad.

In a couple of tweets posted to his Twitter account, Brandon Hill revealed that he has been granted a release from his UA scholarship.  There was no word on to where the rising redshirt sophomore offensive lineman may transfer.

We would also be remiss in not noting that the school has yet to address Hill’s status with the team.

Regardless, here are the player’s goodbye missives:

Other than take away a little depth, the departure will have little impact on the Tide’s line prospects for the upcoming season.

A three-star member of UA’s 2012 recruiting class, Hill was rated as the No. 57 tackle in the country and the No. 13 player at any position in the state of Tennessee.  He had offers from the likes of Arkansas, Georgia, Nebraska and Tennessee coming out of high school

After taking a redshirt as a true freshman, Hill didn’t see the field in 2013.

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7 Responses to “OL Brandon Hill tweets he’s leaving ‘Bama”
  1. dcroz says: Jul 4, 2014 8:31 PM

    I wish the young man well in his future endeavors and wherever he may decide to go.

  2. stoicpaisano says: Jul 4, 2014 11:13 PM

    ” just remember all the good the purge does”

  3. bigdinla says: Jul 5, 2014 1:09 AM

    Shame this kid could not get his weight under control. He has a ton of potential, but hard to play at 380lbs

  4. steeler1nation says: Jul 5, 2014 1:59 AM

    TYPICAL Saban dirtball tactics…OVERSIGNING!

  5. imaduffer says: Jul 5, 2014 11:48 AM

    “With that being said I have been released from the University of Alabama!” He makes it sounds like he just got out of prison.

  6. djbillyd says: Jul 5, 2014 1:24 PM

    Steelernation, huh…, well bubba, that sounds more like barn doodle hollow to me. Oversigning? The dude couldn’t get the routine figured out. He couldn’t pass the physicals, regardless of what they did to help him. He was constantly overweight, and couldn’t manage his body.

    Oversigning…, stupid.

  7. rolltide510 says: Jul 5, 2014 4:59 PM

    Ethical coaches at good programs that do things the right way let 400 pounders be on scholarship for the full NCAA allotted 5 years. Why should it matter if they’re physically capable of finishing drills? That’s the win-at-all-costs mentality!

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