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Alabama secures No. 1 safety recruit

Landon Collins had a drama-filled recruiting process and opted for the Tide

Updated: February 1, 2012, 7:25 PM ET
By David Helman | GeauxTigerNation

GEISMAR, La. -- Though the entire state of Louisiana might have been holding its breath, it didn't sway the decision of Landon Collins.

The Dutchtown High School safety -- considered the top safety and the No. 6 overall recruit in the nation -- remained firm to his verbal commitment made last month, opting to sign with Alabama over in-state power LSU.

"I just loved it there (at Alabama). I loved it every time I went to visit," Collins said. "I loved the players, the coaching staff ...

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