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Freshman linebacker Lyndell “Mack” Wilson makes statement against Texas A&M

Marvin Gentry - USA TODAY Sports

TUSCALOOSA—Reuben Foster now has the twin brother he’s always wanted.

Freshman Mack Wilson was one of the nation’s most coveted linebackers in the 2016 recruiting cycle, and fans of both Alabama and Texas A&M saw the reason behind it. Aggies’ receiver Speedy Noil and safety Justin Evans both need a week in the hot and cold tubs, after taking vicious body shots from Wilson on kick return.

Patrick Deavors, sports photojournalist for ABC 33/40, captured Wilson’s hit on Noil.

Foster’s first two years at Tuscaloosa were full of huge hits, including one on LSU’s running back Leonard Fournette in 2014. He blasted the Tigers’ star on a kick return, giving Alabama momentum in overtime.

The Crimson Tide eventually won the game, 20-13.

Wilson is quickly earning a name for himself and with plays like those he made on Saturday, the Montgomery (Ala.) native could soon earn a starting role on defense.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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