ABC News: Sports 6 April 2018

Bear Bryant's great-grandson, Paul Tyson, commits to Alabama

Alabama football coach Nick Saban landed a commitment from ESPN Junior 300 quarterback  Paul Tyson on Thursday. As the No. 212 prospect in the 2019 class, Tyson is, on the surface, a good pickup for Saban and his staff. However, Tyson is not your average Alabama prospect: He is the great-grandson of legendary Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. He hails from Hewitt-Trussville high school in Trussville, Alabama, and is now following in his great-grandfather's footsteps by becoming a part of the Alabama program. "It's a family thing, but I definitely tried to look past that and just realize that I'm going to be here for four years and not let that decide where I go to college," Tyson said. "I let the fan out of me, basically. I visited all different places and stayed open and just wanted to go where home is, and that's Alabama." Tyson made the announcement on Twitter. Tyson visited Michigan, LSU, NC State,...

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