TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A former Alabama football signee says he's giving up probaseball and hopes to join the Crimson Tide.
Wide receiver Melvin Ray, a 2008 Tide signee, is no longer withthe Los Angeles Dodgers' organization after a three-year stint as aminor league outfielder. The 21-year-old hopes to be part ofAlabama's incoming 2011 recruiting class and possibly enroll intime for spring practice.
Ray's father, Melvin Sr., says his son will try to enroll injunior college this fall to complete needed course work foreligibility.
Ray says he doesn't plan to reopen his recruiting to otherschools. He hasn't received a formal offer from Tide coach NickSaban.
Ray would have four years of eligibility in college football. Hewas a 33rd-round draft pick of the Dodgers.
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