Tide signs junior college player out of New York (two videos)

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Alabama has signed junior college offensive lineman Leon Brown, who will enroll in time to begin classes in January.

Brown, who is 6-foot-6 and 308 pounds, will participate in offseason conditioning and spring practice.

Brown is from Riverdale, Md., but played the last two years at ASA College in New York City. The Avengers went 9-0 in the regular season before losing 47-21 to Snow College in the Carrier Dome Bowl. Brown was a second-team All-Northeast Football Conference selection in 2012 at tackle.

Scout.com, ESPNU and 247sports.com rated him as a four-star prospect. He played for Parkdale High School in Riverdale where he as a first-team All-County selection in 2010. Brown chose the Crimson Tide over Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Rutgers and Tennessee.

We have video of Nick Saban commenting about ASA College a week ago while visiting the school. Below that is a video we found of Brown doing an interview with Brooklyn Independent Television a couple of months ago. He talks a little bit about Alabama at about the two-minute mark.

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