East Ridge football: Hassenauer commits to Alabama
East Ridge center J.C. Hassenauer has committed to play football for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The 6-foot-2, 290-pound lineman chose the defending national champion's scholarship offer over the University of Minnesota and Vanderbilt.
Following a stellar junior season for the Raptors, Hassenauer was the offensive line MVP at three combines this spring: the Adidas combine in Detroit, the Nike combine in Memphis, and the Rivals.com combine in Chicago.
He worked out in Tuscolusca this past weekend for Alabama coaches before committing on Monday.
Hassenauer is the Crimson Tide's 13th commitment for the class of 2014 and ranks as the No. 7 center prospect in the country, according to the website 247Sports. Alabama has won three national championships in the past four seasons - 2009, 20011 and 2012.