Duron Carter committed to play for Alabama on Saturday afternoon. Duron’s Hall of Fame father, Cris, told ESPN.com that one of the deciding factors in his son’s decision to play at Bama was the structure of Nick Saban’s program.

Carter also considered Auburn, LSU and Miami.  The 6-foot-5, 210-pound wide receiver is expected to make an immediate impact and fill a void in the receiving depth with former star Julio Jones leaving early for the NFL draft.

Carter spent his freshmen year at Ohio State, racking up 13 catches for 176 yards and a touchdown, but was ruled ineligible before the Rose Bowl in 2009 because of academic issues. He transferred to Coffeyville Community College in 2010 and is now eligible for the 2011 season.

ESPN’s Joe Schad reported the story via Twitter and it was later confirmed by Duron Carter when he tweeted, “Roll tide roll!”