C Tosin Mehinti picks C-USA school

6-foot-9 center Tosin Mehinti (Lithonia, Ga./Greenforest Christian) verbally committed to Alabama-Birmingham on Sunday night, according to www.al.com.

Mehinti, a native of Nigeria, chose the Blazers over Georgia, Temple and Mississippi State.

"Compared to other schools that were recruiting me, I felt that UAB was the best fit for me," he told the site. "When I came on my visit, I felt very comfortable with the players. UAB is the place for me."

Mehinti is the fifth recruit for UAB in 2013, joining PG Dayshawn Watkins (Little Rock, Ark./North Little Rock), SF Tyler Madison (Columbiana, Ala./Shelby County), PG Denzel Watts (Flint, Mich./Carman-Ainsworth) and PF C.J. Washington (Augusta, Ga./Tallahassee C.C.).