2019 long snapper, Gabriel Pugh, announced his commitment to Alabama on Tuesday via Twitter.
COMMITTED!! I’m so thankful for all the opportunities God has given me and the people who helped me along the way!! Special thanks to coaches @_Mike_McCabe @TheChrisRubio @Coach_Casper for getting me where I am today!!! #RollTide pic.twitter.com/uwyf4z6Mh8
— Gabriel Pugh (@GabrielPugh74) February 5, 2019
Pugh is a product of Northridge high School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama,. The Tide offered him a preferred walk-on offer in December.
The Tuscaloosa native has worked to perfect his game by attending many specialized camps designed for long snappers. He also has put in significant work outside of those camps.
“Between camps, it was just a lot of hard work,” Pugh Said. ” I was snapping in the park in my neighborhood to my dad and eventually to a metal target because my dad’s hands started hurting.”
Alabama’s kicker enrollee, Will Reichard, has worked with Pugh in the past. Both of them represented Alabama in the 2018 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith