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December 28, 2008

Fluker talks official visits

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SAN ANTONIO - D.J. Fluker has been verbally committed to Alabama since November 2007. But the five-star offensive tackle from Foley (Ala.) High has not closed the door on other programs.

"80 percent," Fluker replied when asked how committed he is to the Crimson Tide.

Fluker has yet to finalize the dates, but he plans to visit Texas Tech, Florida and LSU in January.

"Alabama was the only school I saw my sophomore and junior years," explained Fluker, who stands 6-foot-7.5, 350-pounds. "So I want to take some other visits to other schools so I can see what the environment is like.

"I want to visit Florida because I like the way Coach Urban Meyer runs the offense over there. They run some interesting formations.

"Texas Tech also runs out of the spread offense, their offensive linemen have a four-foot spread. I feel like I have very good feet and it would be pretty easy for me to play in their offense.

"And LSU is just a winning program. I want to see what their campus is like. I will probably visit there the weekend of Jan. 28."

Fluker arrived in San Antonio on Sunday to begin preparation for the US Army All-American Bowl. He recorded 15 pancake blocks playing in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game earlier this month.

"My goal is to get 15 pancake blocks in this game, too," Fluker added.

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