Juco OT Brown signs LOI with Bama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The first piece of Alabama’s 2013 recruiting class is now in place, as junior college offensive tackle Leon Brown (Brooklyn, N.Y./ASA) signed his letter of intent with the Crimson Tide on Wednesday.

Brown, a native of Riverdale, Md., will enroll at UA in January and participate in the offseason conditioning and spring practice for the Tide. He’s expected to compete for a starting job depending on the future of right tackle D.J. Fluker, who could opt for the NFL after this season.

In his second year at ASA College, Brown was a second team All-Northeast Football Conference selection at tackle. He’s ranked No. 17 overall in the ESPN JC 100 rankings, which were released earlier this week.