Darius Paige Commits To Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, AL - APRIL 17: Coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with defensive back DeMarcus Milliner #28 during the Alabama spring game at Bryant Denny Stadium on April 17, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)

Alabama lands a sleeper defensive line recruit.

Darius Paige, a little known defensive line recruit, has committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Paige stars for Pensacola (Fla.) Booker T. Washington High School, and has been a relative unknown until this point, likely due to his film not being distributed to the major recruiting services or even YouTube. His other major offers are from Louisville and Kentucky.

Paige stands 6'4" and weighs 285 pounds, which would make him a defensive tackle for most schools but, in Alabama's 3-4 alignment, he will likely play the 5-technique end position.

"I committed to Alabama," Paige told BamaOnline. "The reason why I decided to commit to them is they'll stick with me, they have a good winning program, and it's kind of close to home.

Little else is known about Paige. It's likely he had a strong end to the 2011 season, and that he has continued to develop during the offseason.

Paige is the 13th commitment of the 2014 class for the Crimson Tide.

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