By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
DeMarcus Milliner, the nation’s top cornerback prospect according to at least two recruiting services, committed to Alabama today.
Georgia had hoped to beat the Crimson Tide in its own state, as did Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Auburn also had hopes of knocking off its archrival for the 6-foot-1, 180-pound speedster. But at his news conference at Stanhope Elmore High in Millbrook, Ala. — just north of Montgomery — Milliner cited a strong relationship with Tide assistant Kirby Smart and said the other schools didn’t have a chance.
“I know where I have wanted to go for a long time,” he said.