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Nick Saban often talks about the process. On Wednesday, the nation's No. 1 offensive tackle and No. 3 overall prospect, Cameron Robinson (Monroe, La./West Monroe), ended his recruiting process with a commitment to Alabama.
The 6-foot-5, 330-pounder committed to the two-time defending champions over LSU live on ESPNU.
While the Crimson Tide already had the nation's top recruiting class, the commitment of Robinson is a huge win. LSU rarely loses in-state prospects it considers must-haves, but Alabama was able to secure the services of a potential immediate difference-maker in the trenches.
The Tide are the one team to enjoy success in Louisiana recently, luring safety Landon Collins away from the Tigers in 2012. Alabama will continue to battle LSU for Louisiana natives such as safety Laurence Jones (Monroe, La./Neville), who's No. 27 in the ESPN 300, and running back Leonard Fournette (New Orleans/Saint Augustine), the nation's No. 1 player.
Robinson, meanwhile, becomes the sixth offensive line commitment in Alabama's class, which includes ESPN 300 prospects Ross Pierschbacher (Cedar Falls, Iowa/Cedar Falls), Viane Talamaivao (Corona, Calif./Centennial) and J.C. Hassenauer (Woodbury, Minn./East Ridge).
The Crimson Tide now have 20 commitments for 2014, including 14 in the ESPN 300.