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Transfer DL reveals why he chose Alabama, talks why he likes Tide DC Kane Wommack

Alabama DC Kane Wommack giving signals on the field during 2024 Crimson Tide spring practice.
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College football players that leave other schools for the University of Alabama have success.

In the Nick Saban era, we saw several athletes come in from different programs and have a role with the Crimson Tide.

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Names such as Jacob Coker, Richard Mullaney, Gehrig Dieter, Landon Dickerson, Jameson Williams, Jermaine Burton, Terrence Cody, Jarran Reed, D.J. Pettway, and Jaylen Key among others assisted the Tide to conference championships and national championships as transfers. LT Overton, a transfer defensive lineman from Texas A&M, is excited about being with Alabama.

He spoke with Roger Hoover of Crimson Tide Sports Network about his experience. Overton, a former five-star in the Aggies’ top-ranked 2022 recruiting class, totaled 48 tackles, three for loss, a sack, and eight quarterback hurries across 23 games in two years.

The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder revealed why he chose Alabama out of the portal.

“I always keep my mind open,” Overton said to Hoover when it came to making his transfer decision.

“I don’t ever want to just depend on one thing, but I feel like after narrowing it down Alabama was just that choice. They mean business. You know when you come to Alabama, you are going to get success out of coming to Alabama.”

Overton gets an opportunity to be coached by Kane Wommack as his defensive coordinator.

Wommack, 37, is a young coach, but Overton said he brings an ‘old school’ vibe to him.

“He is old school and I love that,” Overton said about Wommack.

“He is not old school himself, but he always has his dad around and you can tell he and his dad, they know something. The defense he is running. … It’s different, but it is good. The way he explains things and the way he does things defensively, you can tell he knows what he is doing. The main thing I like about him is how connected he is with his guys.”

Overton, a native Georgian, has a chance to start or be a marquee contributor in the defensive line rotation.

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Stephen M. Smith is the senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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 15 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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