Originally written on 49ersNews  |  Last updated 11/11/14
NFL.com NFL.com Even though Alabama head coach Nick Saban has his pick of defensive line recruits coming out of high school, he’s found some good bargains from the junior college ranks. Of course, All-American Terrence “Mount” Cody is the most well-known example, as he helped the Tide win their first BCS title under Saban in 2009. But in Dial and teammate Jesse Williams, Saban brought in two quality players from the JUCO ranks that helped him win BCS title number two in 2011. Dial’s not going to be graded as highly as Williams by NFL scouts, but his size and potential as a reserve defensive lineman in a 3-4 or 4-3 system could get him drafted. Dial planned on attending Alabama after being named one of the Yellowhammer State’s best high school players in 2008 (eight sacks as a senior). Academics forced him to go to East Mississippi Community College at first, where he played for two seasons. Despite being recruited by other schools after his JUCO career, he came back to the Tide f...
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