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Title: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2016, 07:33:17 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 22h22 hours ago

For the ninth-straight year, Alabama finished with a top-3 class. http://bit.ly/23L17oa 

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Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2016, 09:59:22 am
Netori Johnson’s commitment to the Univeristy of Alabama was never the strongest. On Friday, he decided to back off his pledge to the Crimson Tide.

Johnson is a '17 four-star offensive lineman from Cedar Grove High School (Ellenwood, Ga.) (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/breaking-four-star-prospect-de-commits-from-alabama)

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"After much prayer and thought and seeing National Signing Day, as well as talking to my coaches and family, I have decided to open my recruitment and de-commit from the University of Alabama,” Johnson announced on Twitter. Being respectful to all parties involved, I feel it is only fair that I make this decision as soon as possible and not delay. Although Alabama is a great program and definitely at the top of my list, I would like to keep my options open and see all the opportunities available to me.”

6-foot-5, 330-pounder told SEC Country a few months ago that some Crimson Tide fans were telling him that he needed to de-commit already because of Johnson’s interest in other schools, most notably Auburn and Georgia.

Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2016, 10:23:43 am
ESPN SEC ‏@ESPN_SEC 1h1 hour ago

Recapping Alabama's national signing day http://es.pn/1Q3lcMf

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Biggest need heading into signing day: Yeah, they were given a trophy saying they were the best offensive line in college football last season, but awards are imperfect...

How it was addressed: It’s not often you get to recruit your offensive tackle of the future and your offensive tackle for the here and now in the same class. But that’s exactly what Alabama did...

Biggest remaining question mark: Of the four stud running backs Alabama signed in 2013, only Derrick Henry stuck around through 2015...
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2016, 09:18:30 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 1m1 minute ago

2017 recruiting: Check out #Alabama's top linebacker targets: http://ow.ly/Y8NV5 

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TOP LINEBACKER TARGET

Dylan Moses (6-foot-2, 220 pounds, Bradenton, Fla.)

The nation's top prospect still has Alabama as his No. 1 school after recently transferring from Baton Rouge, La., to the IMG Academy. Alabama inked two elite inside linebackers in the previous class and want to add some of the nation's best outside linebackers.

4 MORE TO WATCH

Nate McBride (6-foot-2, 220 pounds, Vidalia, Ga.)...
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2016, 08:50:45 am
Jake Fromm understands the pressure of being the next great Alabama quarterback, and he’s ready for the challenge.

Fromm, a four-star prospect from Houston County High School (Warner Robins, Ga.), spent some time with former Crimson Tide great and current Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron over the weekend (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/alabama-qb-commit-says-throwing-with-aj-mccarron-was-awesome)

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“It was awesome,” Fromm told SEC Country. “He really focuses on the little things, and it was great watching his work ethic. AJ can really spin (the football).”

6-foot-3, 220-pounder also got to hang out with one of Alabama’s top quarterback targets in the 2018 class, four-star Jack West. Since committing in October, Fromm has become one of the Crimson Tide’s top recruiters.

Fromm is rated as the nation’s No. 6 pro-style quarterback in the class of 2017...
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2016, 12:38:55 pm
Hank South ‏@HankSouth247 1h1 hour ago

2018 #Bama OT commit Dare Rosenthal is back at Ferriday High School in Louisiana http://bit.ly/1Vh5MZ4 

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A little over a month after transferring to IMG Academy in Florida, 2018 four-star OT and Bama commit Dare Rosenthal has transferred back to Ferriday High School in Louisiana, he tells BamaOnline.

Rosenthal didn't go into detail about why he made the move back home, but said he loves Louisiana high school football.

The 6-foot-7, 290-pound tackle is rated the No. 3 OT in the country...

Shea Dixon
‏@Sheadixon

Some huge recruiting news.. @HankSouth247 reports that 2018's Dare Rosenthal has left the IMG Academy and is back at Ferriday High in La.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2016, 06:55:38 am
Bama still has a chance to add another 5-star signee for this year’s recruiting class.

Demetris Robertson, the nation’s No. 1-rated receiver who is from Savannah, Ga., is expected to take official visit to Alabama this weekend.

It is a change of plans because he had intended to tour UGA this weekend. (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/could-alabama-add-another-5-star-signee-to-this-years-class)

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Why hasn’t the 5-star signed yet? Robertson has held off from the paperwork while trying to improve his SAT score. Stanford appears to be the school to beat, while he’s also considering UGA, Alabama, Cal and Notre Dame,

He committed to the Crimson Tide the summer before his junior year of high school but later decided to back off the pledge. Robertson still had a lot of nice things to say about Alabama this past week.

“Alabama is still pretty high up there,” Robertson said. “You can’t go wrong with Alabama. I talk to (receivers coach Billy Napier) a lot, but I haven’t got on the phone much with Coach (Nick) Saban lately. I’ve spoken to (offensive coordinator) Lane Kiffin lately, too.”
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2016, 08:52:34 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC  1h1 hour ago
Breaking: Nick Saban lands Texas star http://sec.news/212Lwfy

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...first to commit to the Crimson Tide was Malcolm Epps, a sophomore tight end from Houston.

Epps is Alabama’s second commit for 2018, following Dare Rosenthal, a 6-foot-7 offensive lineman from Bradenton, Fla.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2016, 08:31:14 pm
Alex Leatherwood may be an Alabama commit, but that hasn’t deterred the four-star offensive tackle from considering all of his other options.

Leatherwood took an unofficial visit to LSU on Saturday for the Tigers’ Junior Day (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/alabama-ol-commit-says-lsu-visit-goes-better-than-expected)

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“I felt like I am a priority,” Leatherwood told SEC Country. “They see me competing and playing as a true freshman — and at many positions — if I want to come in and play (for) them because of my naturally-given tools, which give me many advantages across the offensive line.”

Those naturally-given tools include an 86-inch wingspan.

Without question, the LSU coaches took notice, too.

Leatherwood spent much of the visit speaking with coach Les Miles and offensive line coach Jeff Grimes, which affected the tackle’s original plans to see the entire campus up close.

“Actually, the facilities and the academic programs were awesome,” Leatherwood said. “I didn’t get to the see the dorms because they were a little off-campus, but I saw a virtual tour and they were way better than I expected.

“Actually, they were unbelievable. I didn’t get to see a lot of other things because I spent a lot of time with Coach Miles and Coach Grimes, but it was great.”

Leatherwood remains committed to Alabama, but he told SEC Country that he is strongly considering LSU, which is now among his top schools.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 03, 2016, 10:47:59 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 5m5 minutes ago

Alabama QB commit Jake Fromm flips from Tide to #Georgia, Kirby Smart: http://ow.ly/Z1ZuP 

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Bama has lost its class of 2017 quarterback commit.

Jake Fromm, a four-star recruit from Warner Robins, Ga., flipped his commitment from Alabama to Georgia on Thursday.

Fromm announced his commitment on Twitter, noting that "it feels good to be home."

Fromm had been committed to Alabama since last October
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2016, 07:18:42 am
Bama’s Class of 2017 took another hit Thursday as one of its top recruits decided to back off his pledge to the Crimson Tide.

Cam Akers, a four-star running back from Clinton (Miss.) High School, announced his intentions to de-commit via his Twitter account.

“Alabama is a classy organization and the fans as much,” Akers said. “They are still very much a favorite.” (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/alabama-loses-rb-recruit-same-day-qb-de-commits-from-program)
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2016, 11:33:38 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 3h3 hours ago

With talented QB Jake Fromm flipping his commitment from #Alabama to #Georgia, here's where the Tide might turn: http://ow.ly/Z30TX

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According to 247Sports, the top four pro-style quarterbacks have already committed to schools.

    Alabama has offered No. 1 quarterback Hunter Johnson from Brownsburg, Ind, but he is committed to Clemson
    Alabama could take closer looks at the No. 5 and No. 6 quarterbacks. Davis Mills from Norcross, Ga., and Jake Bentley from Opelika don't have Alabama offers but are close by. Bentley is the top quarterback in the state of Alabama going into his senior season. His father is the running backs coach at South Carolina and in January, he mentioned the Gamecocks, along with Georgia, Miami and Stanford as top schools.
    At this point last year, Powder Springs, Ga., four-star Bailey Hockman was down to Alabama and Georgia. He committed to Georgia, but backed off after Smart's hire. His name hasn't been mentioned with Alabama much lately.
    Alabama offered Las Vegas dual-threat quarterback Tate Martell, the nation's top dual-threat quarterback, last year, but he has committed to Texas A&M.
    Tristan Gebbia, a four-star from Calabasas, Calif. (Kardashians, Bieber, Jacksons, "The Real Jimmy Hollywood", et al.), also has an Alabama offer.
    A couple of three-star Mississippi quarterbacks with offers to other schools, worth watching for geographic proximity, include Madison's Jack Walker and Bay St. Louis' Myles Brennan.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 08, 2016, 05:20:01 pm
Drew Champlin ‏@DrewChamplin 1h1 hour ago

Nick Saban offers @JakeBentley19 , tells Opelika QB he's got the 'it factor' http://s.al.com/a5MFNwh
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2016, 09:59:28 am
Drew Champlin ‏@DrewChamplin 1h1 hour ago

Nick Saban offers @JakeBentley19 , tells Opelika QB he's got the 'it factor' http://s.al.com/a5MFNwh

Josh Kendall ‏@JoshatTheState 4m4 minutes ago

Josh Kendall Retweeted GoGamecocks.com

I can't help thinking South Carolina has got the inside lane on this one.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 20, 2016, 10:46:12 pm
It was time to get outta Dodge.

JuCo ILB Gary Johnson gave a verbal to Bama, their 7th commit in the '17 class.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2016, 07:19:24 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 9h9 hours ago

Nation’s No. 2 linebacker, Alabama signee to have surgery on labrum torn since 10th grade http://sec.news/22x3jkW

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Linebacker Mack Wilson, a five-star Alabama signee and 6-foot-2, 220-pounder from Montgomery, Ala., revealed on Twitter that he’s been playing with a torn labrum throughout most of his high school career.

“Just found out my labrum was really torn today by Dr. Cain,” Wilson tweeted,” and it’s been torn since the 10th grade.”

“Surgery next week on my shoulder,” he added. “Pray for your boy.”

The No. 2 linebacker and No. 15 overall prospect in the Class of 2016...
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2016, 08:07:21 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 15h15 hours ago

House of Alabama five-star LB signee broken into http://sec.news/22Q2AeP

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Bama five-star linebacker signee Lyndell “Mack” Wilson’s house in Montgomery, Ala., was allegedly broken into around 1 p.m. Wednesday, he told SEC Country.

Wilson said he’s missing 10 pairs of Jordan sneakers, a PlayStation 4 and $320 from his home. A police report has not been filed at time of writing.

This past month has been difficult for the Alabama signee. His good friend, Rod Scott, died in a car accident earlier this month. Wilson was also recently diagnosed with a torn labrum that requires surgery and a three-to-four month recovery.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2016, 11:50:46 am
 Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 38m38 minutes ago

Alabama signee Raekwon Davis finally discusses commitment controversy http://sec.news/1N0o1NG

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Davis, an Alabama four-star defensive tackle signee from Meridian (Miss.) High School, spoke with SEC Country about what actually happened on Jan. 17, the day he visited Mississippi State.

There were several reports that he had flipped his commitment from Alabama to Mississippi State and several more reports stating he did not actually commit to the Bulldogs. On that day, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, through his verified Twitter account, tweeted out that the Bulldogs gained a commitment. That tweet was retweeted by Davis, who changed his Twitter bio to “Committed to MSU.” Needless to say, it was a mess. Davis claimed his Twitter account was hacked on that day and maintained his commitment to Alabama, despite the appearance of his profile.

6-foot-7, 327-pounder eventually signed his letter of intent on signing day and will ultimately play for the Crimson Tide. It should be noted that Davis also signed a letter of intent with Jones Junior College. He has some academic issues he needs to work on in order to be on Alabama’s roster this fall.

Q: What actually happened on the day you visited Mississippi State? Obviously, there was some drama there with your Twitter account claiming you had flipped to Mississippi State.

Davis: I didn’t commit. I still don’t know how word got out like that. I think one guy tweeted out that I had committed to State. That one tweet went viral.

Q: Your Twitter account posted tweets saying you had flipped and the account retweeted Mullen’s message saying you flipped. Can you explain how that happened?

Davis: I don’t know what happened. I think I left my phone with one of the Mississippi State players when I was on that visit and they were posting that stuff. I don’t know. It was just crazy.

Q: Can you explain why one Mississippi State signee told me that he saw you give your commitment to the Bulldogs coaching staff?

Davis: That’s not true at all. Nope.

Q: You signed two letters of intent, one with Alabama and with Jones Junior College. Have you figured out if you are going to play at Jones?

Davis: I can’t say right now. I don’t know. I still have some work to do. I’m hoping to just go straight to Alabama.

Q: What do you need to do in order to get to Alabama?

Davis: I just have to improve my grades. I got a 19 on my ACT (he does not know what his sum score was, which is what the NCAA uses to determine eligibility). I know I need to get all A’s and B’s on my report card.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2016, 02:41:36 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC  31m31 minutes ago
Key Alabama QB target commits to ACC power http://sec.news/222OCAL

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Bama has been connected to a lot of elite quarterback prospects in the Class of 2017, but the Crimson Tide are starting to run out of options.

Bailey Hockman, a four-star prospect and the No. 7 pro-style quarterback, committed Sunday to Florida State. Hockman, a lefty from Powder Springs, Ga., was once committed to Georgia but re-opened his recruitment on Dec. 14, 2015.

UGA moved on from Hockman and landed a commitment from another in-state four-star QB, Jake Fromm. The No. 3 pro-style QB in 2017, Fromm de-committed from Alabama on March 3
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2016, 08:05:54 am
Walk-on punter Preston Knight reportedly will join the Crimson Tide’s Class of 2016 (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/report-alabama-adds-punter-preston-knight-to-class-of-2016)

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6-foot-5 specialist is an in-state athlete from Prattville (Ala.) High, and he averaged somewhere between 36.3 and 40 yards per punt during his senior season...

Punted 10-12 times per game.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 09, 2016, 06:54:23 pm
Chris Kirschner ‏@ChrisK_AJC 37m37 minutes ago

BREAKING: #Alabama flips top 5 LB VanDarius Cowan (@vandarius98) from #FSU | http://sec.news/1S9EzdE

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VanDarius Cowan has now de-committed from Florida State twice. His third pledge has him headed to the SEC.

Cowan, a four-star outside linebacker from Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High School, told SEC Country that he has flipped from FSU to Alabama.

Alabama has eight commitments in the Class of 2017.

6-foot-4, 217-pounder becomes the Crimson Tide’s second linebacker commit, joining Dodge City Community College standout Gary Johnson, who is an inside linebacker.

Cowan is rated as the nation’s No. 5 outside linebacker and the No. 17 prospect in the state of Florida.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 09, 2016, 07:18:48 pm
Chris Kirschner ‏@ChrisK_AJC 37m37 minutes ago

BREAKING: #Alabama flips top 5 LB VanDarius Cowan (@vandarius98) from #FSU | http://sec.news/1S9EzdE

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Bud Elliott ‏@TomahawkNation 25m25 minutes ago

Y'all who tweet insults at a kid for switching his college choice are losers.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 12, 2016, 11:21:52 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/719909226643120132

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Saban will turn 65 in October, but told Chris Low of ESPN that he’s “not looking to get out” and plans to continue to coach “as long as [he] feels he can be effective” doing it. Still, other coaches are using the fact that he’s now the SEC’s oldest coach against him on the recruiting trail.

“It’s the first time people are starting to say to recruits, ‘He won’t be there the whole time you’re there,’ because of my age,” Saban told Low. “Does that really impact your ability to stay good? I don’t know. But if it did, it would make you say, ‘Well, what’s up with this?’ My philosophy is that I’m going to be here for as long as I feel like I can be effective, impact the players, help them be more successful in life and continue to have a successful program.”

Saban became the oldest coach in the conference in October, when South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier resigned at age 70.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2016, 07:50:19 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 1h1 hour ago

Alabama lands commitment from 2019 recruit: http://ow.ly/4mLPMU

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Class of 2019 athlete Trey Sanders committed to Alabama...

6-foot-2, 200-pound star from Port St. Joe, Louisiana also holds offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and Auburn.

Sanders was a standout running back at Port St. Joe High.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 19, 2016, 07:25:22 am
Instead of being in the crowd with the 76,212 Alabama fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium, 5.8-rated Amite WR Devonta Smith sat in the team’s facilities all day talking with the coaches. (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/newly-minted-five-star-wr-didnt-watch-a-day-game-despite-being-on-alabamas-campus)

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“It was good,” Smith told SEC Country’s Sam Spiegelman at the Louisiana Bootleggers Invitational in Covington, La., on Sunday. “I talked to the coaches and learned more about what they are trying to do with their offense and the program.

“There really wasn’t anything different about the visit. I just talked with the coaches and broke down film.”
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 27, 2016, 01:10:36 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 1h1 hour ago

That Southern hospitality stood out for Hawaii QB visiting #Alabama: http://ow.ly/4na27z

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Honolulu-Saint Louis coach Cal Lee has plenty of good things to say about Alabama, and his star quarterback apparently feels the same way.

Tua Tagovailoa, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound quarterback from Hawaii, is in line to make his commitment known next Monday, and Alabama could be in prime position to land his verbal pledge. Crimson Tide now lead in experts' predictions on his 247Sports crystal ball.

Tagovailoa is expected to announce his choice on the 6 p.m. (local time) news on KHON. That news would come after 11 p.m. in Alabama.

He's the No. 60 overall prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings and the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback. Alabama lost its quarterback commitment for this class when Jake Fromm flipped his pledge to Georgia...

Tagovailoa told KHON that his top six schools are Alabama, Ole Miss, USC, UCLA, Texas A&M and Hawaii.

"I saw he threw Hawaii in there," Lee said. "But we know better than that."

"The Southern hospitality is very great," Tagovailoa told 247Sports. "I want to look at that because that's where I'm going to be living. You have to look at the community and the people around you. I feel that's the biggest thing that was there, and the football is always going to be good at Alabama."

It's the same type of hospitality Lee felt when he took a trip to Tuscaloosa for the University of Hawaii's season opener in 2006.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 03, 2016, 06:19:40 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/727356291044237312

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Four-star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa from Saint Louis School in Honolulu has decided to commit to Alabama over Southern California, Ole Miss and UCLA.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2016, 06:56:01 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 20h20 hours ago

Nine questions with #Alabama's new QB commit, Tua Tagovailoa: http://ow.ly/4nneF7

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Alabama landed its quarterback commitment for the class of 2017 with Honolulu, Hawaii four-star standout Tua Tagovailoa ranked No. 58 nationally and as the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback. Tagovailoa is also the top prospect in Hawaii and is the highest-rated player to ever come out of Hawaii. He goes to the same high school, Saint Louis, that produced 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota...
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2016, 09:25:00 am
Erik McKinney Verified account@EMcKinneyESPN

Erik McKinney Retweeted
⚡️RK

#ESPN300 QB Ryan Kelley announces his decommitment from Oregon


Cecil Hurt ‏@CecilHurt 10h10 hours ago

Cecil Hurt Retweeted Erik McKinney

Interesting. Wonder if they will try again on Tua. Ship might have sailed.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2016, 10:15:44 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/728240797259280384

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Kiffin is visiting Calabasas (Calif.) High School and Calabasas has three of the top 30 players in the state of California in the Class of 2017. One of those players is wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, Jr.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 15, 2016, 05:30:52 pm
Alabama OL commit reopens recruitment

A little over a week after making his pledge to Alabama, Evan Neal has reopened his recruitment (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/alabama-ol-commit-reopens-recruitment)

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The 15-year-old freshman from Okeechobee (Fla.) High School committed to the Crimson Tide on May 6, just one day after receiving an offer from the defending national champions.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 19, 2016, 06:44:13 am
Alabama offered a football scholarship to eighth-grade linebacker Jesus Machado (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/15597983/alabama-crimson-tide-offers-scholarship-eighth-grade-linebacker-prospect-jesus-machado)

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Machado is a 6-foot, 195-pound defensive prospect from Hialeah (Florida) Champagnat Catholic School. Machado also has verbal offers from Iowa State, Michigan State, NC State and West Virginia.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2016, 06:33:44 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/740353070589202432

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Bama flipped a commitment from four-star quarterback Mac Jones Tuesday evening, and the immediate question became how Crimson Tide quarterback pledge Tua Tagovailoa would react?

Tagovailoa could not be happier for Jones’ decision to become a part of the Alabama family now. As far as Tagovailoa’s commitment status to Alabama is concerned, he summed it up succinctly.

“Alabama is my home for the next three to four years,” Tagovailoa told SEC Country.
The decision to add another quarterback to the 2017 class did not come as a surprise to Tagovailoa. Before he committed, the nation’s No. 2 dual-threat quarterback was notified that Alabama would be taking two this class.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2016, 07:14:39 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/740161157823107072

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OL Elliot Baker, City College of San Francisco, 6-7, 295

“He laid out the process for me,” Baker said of Saban. “Everyone sees all the rings and everything, but he told me about the process of what makes that all happen. The players have to buy into this to make what you see on TV possible.”
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2016, 07:10:02 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/740182804068225024

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"Hulk" Jones, a four-star defensive tackle who signed with Alabama, failed to qualify academically and will not be able to enroll at Alabama, his father confirmed with AL.com.

Jones will instead attend a junior college, according to his father.

The 6-foot-5, 375-pound Texas native was the No. 12 defensive tackle and No. 93 overall prospect in this year's recruiting class...
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2016, 11:31:22 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/740932550462459904
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2016, 12:19:25 pm
https://twitter.com/KevinScarbinsky/status/741708288799191040
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2016, 12:20:25 pm
'17 Gilbert, AZ PK Brandon Ruiz gave a verbal to Bama.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 14, 2016, 06:36:51 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/742543211143569408
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2016, 04:31:27 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/743913909426524160
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2016, 01:34:55 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/746047971050070016

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Thomas Fletcher, a snapper from the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., committed to Alabama on Thursday.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Fletcher picked Alabama over Florida State, Oregon and Texas A&M.

Per Chris Sailer Kicking/Rubio Long Snapping, Fletcher is the nation's top long snapper and is a five-star recruit according to that service.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2016, 10:17:08 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/747789410771566592

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“You can see people on Twitter talk about it. When I switched my commitment, I didn’t look at all of that talk. You can just tell that people were mad. My friends were telling me about some of the stuff people were saying. When I go to some of these events now, you’ll hear some people say, ‘Oh, he sucks.'”

Jones did not “suck” in the 7-on-7 tournament this past weekend. He made few mistakes and reminded SEC Country and fellow recruiting reporters of where former Crimson Tide star AJ McCarron was at this point in the career.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 09:59:36 am
'18 Bainbridge 4-star RB Dameon Pierce gave a verbal to Bama.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 07:28:25 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/751897447551623168

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — At one point, Dylan Moses’ top school was Alabama. From the sounds of it, the Crimson Tide is slowly fading in Moses’ recruitment despite him set to take an official visit to Alabama in October for the Kentucky game.

Moses told SEC Country at The Opening, a premier camp for the nation’s top high school football players held at Nike world headquarters, that he is concerned about Alabama’s depth chart at linebacker.

“Alabama is great,” Moses said. “I saw that they got two more commitments (in 4-stars Markail Benton and VanDarius Cowan). It kind of has me a little iffy about it because I don’t really know how I fit inside that. I’m still trying to look at that.

“They keep telling me that they have room for me, but just looking at it, all of the linebackers they have there now — and with two more (recent) linebacker commits — they’re probably going to get some more. I’m trying to think about it.”

The 5-star linebacker from IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) recently named Texas his leader, but he isn’t claiming any school on top right now because of the “confusing” and fast-changing recruiting landscape.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2016, 07:30:29 am
Bama was dealt a big blow in its search for a quarterback in the Class of 2018 when Jack West, the Crimson Tide’s top target, told SEC Country that he had committed to Stanford. (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/kirschners-tide-ings-alabama-loses-out-on-top-qb-target-now-what)

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The top targets Bama fans should get familiar with in 2018 include: 4-stars Cam Rising (Newbury Park, Calif.), Allan Walters (Paramus, N.J.) and Jalen Mayden (Sachse, Texas). Rising and Walters currently hold offers from Alabama while Mayden doesn’t. Mayden is definitely the most intriguing option for the Crimson Tide at this point because his brother, Jared, is a freshman cornerback for Alabama. Mayden told SEC Country a few weeks ago that the Alabama offer was one that he was waiting on.

Texas tight end 3-star commit Major Tennison will visit Alabama on July 21. It’s very possible Tennison ends up flipping his commitment.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2016, 12:44:24 pm
Xavier McKinney, a 4-star safety from Roswell (Ga.) High School, announced on Twitter that he has decided to de-commit from Alabama. McKinney told SEC Country a few weeks ago that Clemson and Florida were tied for second for his services. (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/breaking-alabama-loses-commitment-from-4-star-safety-xavier-mckinney)

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Alabama is still recruiting 5-star JaCoby Stevens, 4-stars Hamsah Nasirildeen and Montaric Brown and 3-star Kyriq McDonald at safety.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: Pig in the Pokey on July 14, 2016, 05:34:13 pm
Bama was dealt a big blow in its search for a quarterback in the Class of 2018 when Jack West, the Crimson Tide’s top target, told SEC Country that he had committed to Stanford. (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/kirschners-tide-ings-alabama-loses-out-on-top-qb-target-now-what)
oh hell no, Bama. Allan Walters is spoken for!
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2016, 09:23:56 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/754848807620337664
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2016, 01:25:55 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/756191219798212608

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Alabama will hold its invite-only Champions Cookout on Friday, and two 5-star recruits headline the group of blue-chip prospects headed to Tuscaloosa.

Isaiah Wilson, the nation’s No. 7 offensive tackle, arrives on campus Thursday and will stay through Sunday.

JaCoby Stevens, the nation’s No. 1 athlete, will also be on Alabama’s campus this weekend.

There are several players who could potentially commit to Alabama before the weekend is over. TE Major Tennison, DB Kyriq McDonald, junior college DB Jhavonte Dean and 2018 DB Myles Mason could potentially be a part of the Crimson Tide.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2016, 09:37:58 am
Ben Roberts ‏@NextCats Jul 18

On the blog: National recruiting analysts now predicting that top UK football target Jedrick Wills will pick Alabama http://bit.ly/29R8V0x

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6-5, 315 Lafayette offensive lineman Jedrick Wills is Kentucky’s top recruiting target in the class of 2017, and Rivals.com ranks him as a five-star prospect and the No. 17 overall recruit in the country.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 23, 2016, 04:48:48 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/756965479684644864
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 23, 2016, 11:11:24 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/756963770589667328
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2016, 10:25:27 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/758831573626068992

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Jeudy, a 4-star prospect from Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High School, committed to Alabama during a live ceremony Thursday at a restaurant in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2016, 09:45:03 am
https://twitter.com/DrewChamplin/status/758872199377727490

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Buckhorn 2017 middle linebacker Will Ignont appears to be nearing the end of his recruiting journey.

The four-star recruit, who decommitted from Alabama in early June, has narrowed his list to four finalists - Auburn, LSU, Michigan and UCLA - and hopes to commit in the coming month.

6-foot-2, 238-pound Ignont gave Alabama a silent commitment during the spring, but backed off that pledge and re-opened his recruitment.

"It was tough," he said. "But after sitting down and talking to my parents, that just wasn't the best spot or the best fit for me.

"A lot of people say that you have to go to Alabama to go to the NFL or to be successful. But the NFL is full of guys from all over the country, even schools that people have never heard of. They just pave their own way. I think I can do what I've set out to do and accomplish my goals without going to the University of Alabama."
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2016, 10:04:16 am
https://twitter.com/BruceFeldmanCFB/status/759075764989853696

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South Florida has been very kind to Alabama the past few years. Not only did Nick Saban win a national title there a few years ago when the Tide crushed Notre Dame, but Bama has loaded up on some superb recruits as well, especially at receiver.

On Thursday night, Alabama added to that haul by getting a commitment from blue-chip wideout Jerry Jeudy, a 6-foot-1, 180-pounder from Deerfield Beach, ranked by most recruiting sites as one of the top 50 prospects in the 2017 recruiting class.

Jeudy picked the Tide over Florida, Miami and FSU, among others. Two years ago, Bama went into South Florida and plucked out Calvin Ridley, who wasted little time last year emerging as the Tide’s top receiver. A few years before Ridley, it was Amari Cooper, who blossomed into being a Heisman finalist and first-round NFL pick.

It certainly hasn’t hurt the Tide’s recruiting prowess in South Florida that Miami has had only one Top 20 finish in the past nine years.

Another recruiting plus for Bama down there has been the work of assistant coach Mario Cristobal, a Miami native and former UM player and coach, who was the primary recruiter for Ridley and Jeudy.

In the past four seasons, Bama’s leading receiver has been a South Florida product and it appears that streak has a good chance to extend...
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2016, 09:12:06 am
Kedrick James, a 3-star tight end from La Vega High School (Waco, Texas), has committed to Alabama (https://www.seccountry.com/team/report-alabama-lands-commitment-from-texas-tight-end-prospect)

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6-foot-5, 245 pound prospect committed to Alabama over offers from Texas A&M, Arkansas, and of course, Baylor.

James, the nation’s No. 12 tight end, becomes Alabama’s third commitment of the day, as he joins 4-star offensive guard Kendall Randolph and 3-star defensive back Kyriq McDonald.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2016, 10:03:22 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/759537599459553281
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2016, 03:58:49 pm
https://twitter.com/RTRnews/status/761931917038157824
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 12, 2016, 07:53:17 am
Bama commits finally weigh in on the Maurice Smith transfer situation (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/roll-tide-ings-alabama-commits-react-to-maurice-smith-transfer-saga-note-on-wr-target)

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VanDarius Cowan: “Dude is going to Georgia? Please, let him go so we can beat them again. I really wish I was at Alabama. But yeah, if he’s transferring, I think he should be allowed to go anywhere that a former coach that was at Alabama isn’t currently.”

Elliot Baker: “I think he should be allowed to transfer wherever he wants. Why shouldn’t he able to?”

Thomas Fletcher: “I don’t know much about why he wants to leave, but I feel like it would be frustrating not being allowed to. If he really is that unhappy then I can see where he would be upset not being allowed to leave, but on the other hand, you know when you go to a school that people, especially coaches, are going to change and everything might not be the same as when you got there.”
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on September 01, 2016, 07:13:45 am
Ranking Alabama’s 21 commitments from firmest to softest  (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/roll-tide-ings-ranking-alabamas-21-commitments-from-firmest-to-softest)

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1) Hunter Brannon, 3-star OG, Cullman, Ala.

Brannon immediately committed to Alabama after earning an offer from the staff at a camp this summer. Brannon’s uncles are former Alabama players Wesley, Justin and Taylor Britt.

2) Thomas Fletcher, 2-star LS, Bradenton, Fla.

Fletcher won’t take visits elsewhere. His recruitment is over.
“It’s a school — and a lot of schools are like this — I can see myself going there if I wasn’t playing football,” Fletcher said.

16) Najee Harris, 5-star RB, Antioch, Calif.

Harris’ every move is going to be closely monitored until he signs his papers and heads off to Alabama. With him being the nation’s No. 1 overall player, every top program in the country wants him to flip his commitment.

18) Akial Byers, 4-star DT, Fayetteville, Ark.

Byers is virtually silent when it comes to his recruitment.
Byers will take all five official visits.

21) Aaron Sterling, 3-star DE, Tucker, Ga.

Sterling doesn’t know if he’s going to take an official visit to the school he’s committed to and doesn’t know when he’ll visit next. South Carolina and Tennessee are recruiting Sterling harder than Alabama. I don’t see him in this class.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on September 02, 2016, 08:23:47 pm
Andrew Bone ‏@AndrewJBone 4h4 hours ago

More than 20 recruits expected on #Alabama's guest list for Saturday at Jerry World

Recruits from Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida will attend the game at Jerry World
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on September 18, 2016, 08:07:49 pm
Woody Wommack Verified account
‏@RivalsWoody

Following a visit to N.C. State, I'm told 4-star Tucker, Ga. DE Aaron Sterling has decommitted from Alabama http://rvls.co/2cVSO7J
Title: 5-star LB Dylan Moses_has committed to Alabama
Post by: jbcarol on October 02, 2016, 04:46:55 pm
https://twitter.com/DrewChamplin/status/782675425403113474
Title: Re: 5-star LB Dylan Moses_has committed to Alabama
Post by: Pig in the Pokey on October 02, 2016, 08:54:41 pm
it just never ends
Title: Re: 5-star LB Dylan Moses_has committed to Alabama
Post by: jbcarol on October 03, 2016, 10:28:40 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/782734279021359104

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For all of the problems Alabama has in getting many top prospects from Mississippi, Louisiana has been a gold mine for the Crimson Tide.

Top-rated recruits such as Cam Robinson, Tim Williams, Hootie Jones and Shyheim Carter chose Alabama over LSU and the Tigers in recent classes. Now, Alabama has landed another commitment from an elite Louisiana recruit in Dylan Moses.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Moses is playing his senior season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., but he's from Baton Rouge. LSU and Alabama offered before his freshman year and Moses was an LSU commit for two years, but the five-star Moses, ranked as the No. 4 recruit in the country, committed to Alabama on Sunday.

HOW IT HAPPENED: Whether Moses went into the weekend intending to commit or if the moment hit him over the weekend is likely something only Moses knows. Alabama felt good about landing him when LSU fired Les Miles, but he said last week he'd take all five of his official visits and commit on Jan. 1. But now he says he's shutting down his recruitment and won't take any more visits. Moses has been to Tuscaloosa many times and he and his family are well-versed in the program. Many thought Alabama was out of the picture in the summer when he said he wasn't sure how he'd fit in, but Alabama and assistant coach Tosh Lupoi never stopped recruiting him. LSU will still have something to say when a new head coach is named, but this was a big win for Alabama.

WHAT IT MEANS: It's a fourth linebacker commitment for Alabama...
Title: Re: 5-star LB Dylan Moses_has committed to Alabama
Post by: jbcarol on October 03, 2016, 05:15:19 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/783062780396105728
Title: Re: 5-star LB Dylan Moses_has committed to Alabama
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on October 04, 2016, 07:40:55 am
Dylan Moses says LSU would have been the school he signed with if Les Miles was still the coach http://sec.news/2dVSFkq

So awbern actually helped Alabama get a five-star commitment...?  8)
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2016, 10:02:01 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/790375702667329540
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on October 25, 2016, 09:19:40 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/790659941187129344

I'm sitting here enjoying air conditioning and this kid is outside and apparently has the munchies.

He's a fit.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2016, 07:20:23 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/792788665139331073

https://twitter.com/_GaryJohnson/status/792759415375998977

JuCo LB apparently hates QBs, RBs, and the books
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2016, 02:38:03 pm
Jedrick Wills, a 4-star offensive tackle from Lafayette High School (Lexington, Ky.), has announced his commitment to Alabama

Bama has now landed its fifth offensive lineman in the Class o' '17 (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/breaking-alabama-gets-commitment-from-top-10-ot-jedrick-wills)

(https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=HBiqAWh0dHBzOi8vcmVzLmNsb3VkaW5hcnkuY29tL2NtZ3ZlcnRpY2Fscy9pbWFnZS91cGxvYWQvY19jcm9wLGZfYXV0byxnX25vcnRoX3dlc3QsaF8xODE1LHFfODAsd18zNDU2LHhfMCx5XzE0MTEvaF82MjQsd18xMTg4L3YxNDcxOTIxNDk5LzI2ODI1NDIyNDUyXzEwZTNmNzQ0OWZfb19zYnRweHQuanBnFMgSFNoJHBSEBhSUAwAAFgASAA&s=tfHozQWsbHJtbwqHd0_Pdk6M2sl3Z3TkPAcub9HIfzw)



Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2016, 07:04:01 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/802990205288390656
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2016, 08:58:41 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/804504527185571840
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2016, 10:09:01 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/806970550870536197

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Daniel Wright, a 4-star safety from Boyd Anderson High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), the former school of current Tide safety Eddie Jackson, flipped his commitment from Florida State to Alabama after receiving an in-home visit from Nick Saban, offensive line coach Mario Cristobal and defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley.

6-foot-2, 187-pound prospect becomes Alabama’s 24th commitment in the Class of 2017. Alabama is still ranked No. 1 in the team rankings ahead of an Ohio State.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 12, 2016, 07:57:05 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/808090342033620993

Had deep need to burn bridges in Louisiana first
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 12, 2016, 12:16:08 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/808368736914800640
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 12, 2016, 01:22:03 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/808390332064923649

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“It’s always said [sic] to see a coach leave,” Tagovailoa said. “At the same time, you wish him the best and you’re correct. It doesn’t do anything with my commitment.”

It Hurts
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2016, 12:10:38 pm
https://twitter.com/CecilHurt/status/808725725675225088

I don't cover recruiting on a day-to-day basis, but I know Buggs was a big piece of the DL puzzle for UA.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2016, 08:47:09 am
https://twitter.com/DrewChamplin/status/809589354163269632

Hurts
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2016, 06:00:40 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/810085741279793156

Hurts
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2017, 01:49:16 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/818181960824737793
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: PLHawg on January 08, 2017, 03:05:39 pm
Najee Harris and Scarborough next year in the backfield...not even fair.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2017, 12:51:51 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/819978034082095104

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Alabama holds the nation’s No. 1 class, and it doesn’t look like the Crimson Tide are going to lose the top spot.

After a drama-filled recruitment over the past few months, the Crimson Tide hung on to the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit, 5-star running back Najee Harris. Harris has already enrolled in school...

Who are Alabama’s top remaining targets?

    5-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon
    4-star defensive end LaBryan Ray
    4-star defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw
    4-star defensive tackle Phidarian Mathis
    4-star wide receiver Henry Ruggs III
    4-star wide receiver DeVonta Smith
    4-star JACK Jarez Parks

Geography of Alabama’s 2017 recruiting class

Florida (6): Leatherwood, Jeudy, OLB VanDarius Cowan, QB Mac Jones, Fletcher, Wright

Alabama (6): OLB Markail Benton, Robinson, OT Kendall Randolph, Townsend, McDonald, C Hunter Brannon

Texas (4): Shavers, Tennison, TE Kedrick James, CB Jhavonte Dean

California (2): Harris, Baker

Louisiana (3): Moses, OLB Christopher Allen, Buggs

Georgia (1): McKinney

Hawaii (1): Tagovailoa

Kentucky (1): OT Jedrick Wills

Arkansas (1): DT Akial Byers

Arizona (1): K Brandon Ruiz
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2017, 12:53:44 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/819976316992815109

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With the loss of assistant Mario Cristobal to Oregon, Alabama is losing one of its most prolific recruiters in the Nick Saban era in Tuscaloosa.

Per 247Sports, Cristobal is ranked as the No. 2 recruiter in this year's recruiting rankings. He was ranked eighth last season and No. 1 in 2014.

His top signees include multiple five-star recruits, including this year's starting offensive tackles in Cam Robinson and Jonah Williams.

The one bright side to Cristobal leaving now? Most of his star pledges in this year's class are already at Alabama...
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2017, 09:25:08 pm
https://twitter.com/DrewChamplin/status/820790450323857408
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 18, 2017, 08:05:31 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/821516769051508736

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Nation’s No. 2 athlete in the 2018 class has been in daily communication with the Alabama staff since Sept. 1, which was the first day NCAA coaches could communicate with 2018 recruits. Williams called Napier after Cristobal took the Ducks job and told him that he had been thinking about committing but he wasn’t sure if he’d be allowed to anymore.

“I am one of the top 2018 kids in the country, and they don’t really have an alpha dog, per se, in the class yet,” Williams said. “When I was talking to Coach Cristobal before he departed, he told me that I could be that alpha dog and have the 2018 class become the No. 1 class in the nation. I want to do that.”
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2017, 04:55:57 pm
https://twitter.com/AndrewJBone/status/822928465259352065

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/3424853/5845bc11bed7040ea4eec83f

Jhavonte Dean
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 25, 2017, 10:06:23 am
'17 Mandeville 3-star PK Joseph Bulovas gave a verbal to Bama.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 25, 2017, 10:42:36 am
https://twitter.com/theadvocatebr/status/824024081171357697
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2017, 07:21:57 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/824454926873088004
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2017, 07:24:20 am
https://twitter.com/DrewChamplin/status/824432332295827460

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Bulovas, a 6-foot, 210-pound kicker from Mandeville, La., announced his commitment to Alabama on Wednesday morning. It came a week after Brandon Ruiz, the Crimson Tide's longtime kicker commit, flipped to Arizona State.

Needing a replacement for the graduated Adam Griffith, they turned to another kicker who impressed at the same Alabama kicking camp last summer where Ruiz earned a scholarship.

Bulovas called that camp the most competitive camp he's ever been a part of, and thought he did enough to earn the offer. Ruiz got it.

Bulovas, a three-star recruit on the 247Sports composite, committed to Georgia Tech. Rivals.com ranks Bulovas as the country's top kicker recruit.

But when Ruiz backed off his pledge, Bulovas was back in the mix. He took an unofficial visit to Alabama last Sunday - keeping it quiet, because he didn't know what to expect - and earned an offer from head coach Nick Saban.

"He explained the situation they were in," Bulovas said Wednesday night after baseball practice. "He offered me a scholarship. Alabama was actually my dream school to start recruiting early in my junior year. When he actually offered me, I felt like this was an opportunity I couldn't pass up."

Bulovas was his team's starting quarterback as a sophomore, leading Mandeville to a 9-1 record, but focused on kicking after that because he knew that was his future.

He announced his decommitment from Georgia Tech on Monday, citing another opportunity. That opportunity was Alabama.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2017, 07:30:08 am
https://twitter.com/4029AJ/status/826130840954482688

Alan Dickinson ‏@Adickinson33 19h19 hours ago

@4029AJ So that's why Bielema didn't recruit the guy.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2017, 08:56:44 am
https://twitter.com/SECCountryUK/status/826203860029038592

Lexington high school OT
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2017, 06:54:41 pm
https://twitter.com/_Andrew_Lopez/status/826562074297917441
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2017, 10:25:48 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/826826896239366144
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2017, 11:58:24 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/826836281544024064
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2017, 01:07:45 pm
4-star WDE Jarez Parks (Sebastian River, FL) committed to Bama.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2017, 02:17:14 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 46s46 seconds ago

BREAKING: Alabama beats out LSU for Louisiana All-American WR DeVonta Smith
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2017, 06:31:46 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/827123863226085376
Title: A Cullman player had a signing ceremony, but Alabama never acknowledged it
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2017, 06:30:50 pm
https://twitter.com/JoeGoodmanJr/status/827165069398175748

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One high school senior announced he was playing for Alabama on Wednesday with a school ceremony, but the university apparently never received his national letter of intent.

Alabama rolled out the No.1 recruiting class for the seventh cycle in a row on National Signing Day with one national letter of intent after another from blue chips prospects. Not listed among those recruits was Hunter Brannon of Cullman, an offensive lineman who has been committed to Alabama since last summer. Brannon plans to enroll at Alabama this summer and play football, but without a national letter of intent binding him to Alabama.

It's one of the latest trends in recruiting for college coaches, and this year Alabama used the strategy to land a commitment from Brannon, a lifelong fan, and kicker Joseph Bulovas.

The recruiting practice of players enrolling in schools to receive future athletic scholarships is called "blue-shirting." For Alabama, it's the latest sign of just how dominant the program has become on the recruiting trail. Brannon, at 6-4, 300 pounds, could have signed a national letter of intent with multiple other college football teams on Wednesday.

Instead, he's essentially walking on at Alabama until a scholarship is available.

"I'm just ready to be one of the guys," Brannon said.

2:22 p.m., with Cullman High School already out for the day and surrounded by family and friends, Brannon ceremoniously signed with Alabama, but his commitment to Saban will not count against Alabama's limit of 85 total scholarships. His future scholarship, if he indeed "blue shirts," could count against the 2018 recruiting class.

Alabama is allowed under NCAA rules to "blue shirt" Brannon because Saban never took an in-home visit to the Brannons' home in Cullman, and Brannon never took an official visit, paid for by the university, to the University of Alabama.

But that doesn't mean Brannon is unknown.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2017, 12:01:05 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/827572981513740289
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: DeltaBoy on February 03, 2017, 03:09:26 pm
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 22h22 hours ago

For the ninth-straight year, Alabama finished with a top-3 class. http://bit.ly/23L17oa 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaYUqKLW0AEirPT.jpg)

Same Crap differant class. Uncle Nick gets all he wants 99.9% of the time.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2017, 12:24:37 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/827930728155463680

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Epps, the nation’s No. 6 tight end from Dekaney High School (Houston), has reopened his recruitment but Alabama still remains his No. 1 school, his father Wisley told SEC Country. Epps’ primary recruiter when he committed to Alabama was former defensive line coach Bo Davis. When Davis resigned, former wide receivers coach Billy Napier took over his recruitment. Epps didn’t have any strong relationships with the staff after Napier left.

Epps said Michigan, Florida State, Ohio State and Texas were the schools he communicated with the most.

Crimson Tide signed two tight ends in the Class of 2017 in 4-star prospect Major Tennison and 3-star prospect Kedrick James, but Alabama has shown interest in several tight ends in the Class of 2018, including Epps and 4-star prospects Will Mallory, Tyneil Hopper and Mustapha Muhammad.

With the loss of Epps, Alabama is down to four commitments in the Class of 2018.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2017, 09:27:04 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/842858198944169984

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former Alabama signee Kendell Jones cried after Alabama's 45-41 loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

Known as "The Hulk," the Class of 2016 4-star defensive tackle failed to qualify when he signed with Nick Saban's Crimson Tide.

But the 6-foot-5, 380-pound Jones isn't giving up on his dream to enroll in Tuscaloosa.

"This was God's plan for me," Jones told SEC Country of enrolling at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. "I'm growing each day. I'm maturing each day. I'm here to make a difference for myself. I want to make sure that me not qualifying won't happen again.

"I just told myself that God put this detour in my life for a reason. Everyone in my life -- my parents, my siblings, my coaches and friends -- told me that I still can accomplish my goals here. This is just a year-and-a-half detour. It doesn't matter. I'm here so I can get somewhere where I want to accomplish my goals."

His goal is to sign with Alabama, though - according to the report - Fresno State, Oregon and Southern Miss have offered him.

"The comeback is real," Jones said. "I'm still truly in love with Alabama. Coach Saban called my coach at junior college the other day and told him how they don't want to lose me. I'm doing everything possible to stay in my books and still working out trying to lose weight."

Kendell Jones, from Killeen, Texas, gave his verbal commitment to play for the Crimson Tide in May of 2015...
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 15, 2017, 11:08:58 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/853256353799917568
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 17, 2017, 05:56:35 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/854024254035197955
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 20, 2017, 05:39:41 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/754848807620337664

ICYMI:

https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/855067306115944450
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 23, 2017, 02:55:52 pm
'19 Hewitt-Trussville .95+ rated OT, Pierce Quick gave a verbal to Bama.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 24, 2017, 09:15:52 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/856493699630583810

Taulia Tagovailoa and his family packed up their belongings from their home in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and moved more than 4,000 miles to the small Alabama town of Alabaster in order to be closer to Tua, his older brother.

Taulia, a 2019 4-star quarterback at Thompson High School, is still adjusting to life on the mainland.

“The people here have been treating us very well.”

- Tagovailoa
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 15, 2017, 08:17:36 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/864105227829563392

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CORDELE, Ga. — Quay Walker swore he would never visit Tuscaloosa again.

Walker, a 4-star linebacker from Crisp County High School, went to Alabama’s game against Texas A&M this past season with his teammates Markaviest “Big Cat” Bryant and Jammie Robinson.

Bryant was the Crimson Tide’s main focus out of the group on that Saturday because he was a highly coveted Class of 2017 prospect. The 4-star recruit, who ultimately signed with Auburn, had an offer from Alabama and was one of the team’s top defensive line targets.

Even though Walker was an elite recruit himself at the time, the Alabama staff, he said, didn’t pay him much attention.

“The first time I went to Tuscaloosa, I didn’t like it,” Walker told SEC Country. “I went with Big Cat, and it was all about him. I didn’t have an offer at the time. I told my coach that I was never going back to Alabama. I was really upset about it. I really wanted that offer.”

Fast forward seven months, and Alabama is in good position to land Walker’s commitment...
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 15, 2017, 08:32:50 am
'19 Grayson OLB Owen Pappoe puts Alabamba [sic] in his Top Ten (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/owen-pappoe-top-10-list-sec)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_0zBi9U0AADxMV.jpg)

https://twitter.com/opfreak15/status/863902812090101760
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 16, 2017, 08:20:24 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/864264143829970945

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Sixteen members of Alabama's signing class are already on campus and took part in spring practice. The rest are set to enroll later this month.

Crimson Tide coaching staff is optimistic that all of those remaining players are on track to qualify academically and that there won't be any that won't be able to enroll.

"That's a work in progress with a lot of guys," Saban said. "Nobody really qualifies until they graduate. But our assumption is that everybody's making the kind of progress that they need to make to be able to qualify."

Among the players scheduled to enroll later this month are five-star defensive end LaBryan Ray, four-star offensive tackle Jedrick Wills and others such as four-star wide receivers Devonta Smith and Henry Ruggs.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2017, 07:07:15 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/867162180688506880
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 30, 2017, 12:17:03 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/869568920910532610

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How do you pronounce his first name?

"Fridge."

OK.

It's actually "Da-yah-vee," or at least the massive offensive lineman in the class of 2019 didn't correct that. Hammond, a four-star recruit ranked as the nation's No. 5 offensive guard and No. 108 overall prospect in the class o' '19...
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2017, 07:25:40 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/872937297980911616
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2017, 08:29:53 am
https://twitter.com/DrewChamplin/status/875379198541647873

Skyler DeLong from Fort Mill Nation Ford
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2017, 07:06:28 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/876504734290587649
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2017, 08:51:26 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/876787501838598144
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2017, 06:54:22 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/878316660578336768
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 02, 2017, 04:22:13 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/881218460583329793
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 19, 2017, 09:22:44 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/887659375107743745
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2017, 06:21:27 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/888256663261597698

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Some Alabama targets won't be in attendance. Jackson-Olin defensive lineman Coynis Miller is making his first trip to Florida. His coach Tim Vakakes said Miller may visit Alabama and Auburn next week.

Corona, Calif., five-star quarterback Tanner McKee said he wished he could have gone, but has practice with his team. Carterville, Ill., four-star tight end Luke Ford is visiting Michigan. All three remain priority targets for Alabama.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2017, 01:43:36 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/888453414082011137

Kid's a hoss
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 24, 2017, 10:04:16 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/889496955486953473
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 24, 2017, 10:10:46 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/889473311813533696
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2017, 06:06:18 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/893309271877849088
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2017, 02:14:10 pm
http://247sports.com/player/cameron-latu-45572709
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 08, 2017, 10:01:32 pm
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports Aug 7

ICYMI: Alabama lands commitment from sleeper OL Jarrett Bell

http://247sports.com/player/jarrett-bell-46047134
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on September 15, 2017, 07:57:29 pm
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports 5h5 hours ago

3-star Vernon Jackson comes in as the 11th commitment for Alabama's 2018 recruiting class http://trib.al/X0yZGQL
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJykkK4W4AE0Qrf.jpg)
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on September 16, 2017, 05:21:29 am
AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports 5h5 hours ago

3-star Vernon Jackson comes in as the 11th commitment for Alabama's 2018 recruiting class http://trib.al/X0yZGQL
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJykkK4W4AE0Qrf.jpg)

 action_jackson™‏ @vjackkk

Blessed to say I have finally committed to Alabama #RTR #RollTide
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJytoqEV4AAEuTs.jpg) (https://twitter.com/vjackkk/status/908792147968700416)
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on September 28, 2017, 04:56:48 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

16 players committed elsewhere, including 3 QBs, expected to visit Alabama on Saturday
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/913193381341392896/4UxDPCBU?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/913195861240373248)

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Note: This is not an official list and, as always in recruiting, is subject to change at any minute.
Official visits

    Emil Ekiyor, 4-star offensive guard/center (Indianapolis) — committed to Michigan

Targets committed elsewhere

    Kelvin Joesph, 4-star safety (Baton Rouge, La.) — committed to LSU
    Damone Clark, 4-star linebacker (Baton Rouge, La.) — committed to LSU
    Emory Jones, 4-star quarterback (Franklin, Ga.)  — committed to Ohio State
    Jarren Williams, 4-star quarterback (Lawrenceville, Ga.) — committed to Kentucky
    Cameron Taylor, 3-star athlete (Montgomery, Ala.) — committed to Missouri
    James Foster, 3-star quarterback (Montgomery, Ala.) — committed to Missouri
    Jacob Copeland, 4-star wide receiver (Pensacola, Fla.) — committed to Florida
    Malik Heath, 4-star wide receiver (Callaway, Miss.) — committed to Mississippi State

...more
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on September 30, 2017, 04:24:24 pm
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports 5h5 hours ago

Five-star quarterback Justinhttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/DK_IEJnW4AAF_xG.jpg Fields is taking an official visit to Alabama this weekend https://trib.al/Kk4LC6k
(http://)
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2017, 10:16:55 pm
Bama flips 4-star Michigan recruit

Four-star offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor flipped his commitment from Michigan to the Crimson Tide on Sunday afternoon (https://t.co/9IGdEq7LKJ)

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Indianapolis Cathedral senior is the No. 2 center in the 247Sports composite of recruiting rankings.

Alabama now has the No. 24 recruiting class for the 2018 cycle...
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2017, 06:46:58 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell
10h10 hours ago

Report: Alabama receives commitment from 2020 CB Javier Morton
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2017, 05:47:57 am
Four-star cornerback Nadab Joseph committed to the Crimson Tide Tuesday night after spending time with Alabama coach Nick Saban and tight ends coach Joe Pannunzio during an in-home visit
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/938271642001735680/BkO2Y_dd?format=jpg&name=600x314) (http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2017/12/alabama_lands_former_lsu_commi.html)

Former LSU commit
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2017, 05:15:53 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Nation's top JUCO cornerback commits to Alabama https://trib.al/DqHH2ZG
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQYtUVUXUAA3bbx.jpg)

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Bama landed a big commitment Wednesday afternoon.

Former LSU cornerback Saivion Smith has committed to the Crimson Tide.

Smith is the nation's top-ranked junior college cornerback...
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2017, 05:18:02 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

In-state, 3-star TE Michael Parker commits to Alabama
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/938439166257373184/MmfEYVkm?format=jpg&name=600x314)
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2017, 07:58:37 am
LAGRANGE, Ga. — King Mwikuta, the nation’s No. 5 outside linebacker in the 2019 class from Troup County High School, committed to Alabama over Georgia, Miami and Florida State during a school ceremony Friday morning. Mwikuta told SEC Country in October that he wanted to make his decision on his birthday.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/941717374591528965/QmZiIhf0?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/king-mwikuta-commitment-decision-alabama-crimson-tide)
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2017, 09:32:03 am
Reported that '18 4-star CB Josh Jobe Chesire Acatemy [CT] gave a verbal to Bama
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2017, 04:52:05 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

BREAKING: Alabama lands commitment from priority RB target Jerome Ford
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/942497311887953920/f3sypI5k?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/942497309224513537)
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 20, 2017, 12:40:16 pm
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports
3m3 minutes ago

Alabama signs versatile Louisiana player of the year, Slade Bolden: https://trib.al/iPUVLiH
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRgqHONXUAAdNth.jpg)
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 20, 2017, 07:51:18 pm
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Live updates Nick Saban on national signing day
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/943596863604908032/cOqk-t8s?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/943631228560867328)

 Matt Zenitz‏Verified account @mzenitz
4h4 hours ago

Saban said Alabama can take 23 players in the 2018 class, so eight spots remain open. Fifteen players have signed so far today
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 21, 2017, 07:32:38 pm
Alabama lands commitment from Brendan Gant, nation’s No. 8 safety for 2019  (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/944005112091086848)

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Gant becomes the Tide’s fifth commitment in the 2019 class, joining 5-star running back Trey Sanders, 4-star offensive linemen Deyavie Hammond and Pierce Quick, and 4-star linebacker King Mwikuta.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2017, 11:23:40 pm
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Alabama adds another Class of 2019 commitment
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/944341689585553408/WSBbrms9?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/944412147173543936)

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Alabama added another Class of 2019 commitment on Friday.

After landing four-star safety Brendan Gant on Thursday, the Crimson Tide got a commitment from four-star Mississippi athlete Brandon Turnage on Friday.

6-foot-1, 180-pound Turnage is the No. 9 athlete, No. 100 overall prospect and sixth-best prospect from Mississippi in the 2019 class.

This is Alabama's sixth commitment for its 2019 recruiting class, which is up to No. 2 in the 247 Composite 2019 team rankings.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2017, 11:25:58 pm
Four-star DT commits to Alabama after passing on Texas A&M (http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2017/12/four-star_dt_commits_to_alabam.html)

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After 14 players signed letters of intent and the Crimson Tide climbed to No. 6 in 247Sports' class rankings earlier this week, Alabama received a pledge from four-star defensive tackle Bobby Brown on Friday.

It was Brown's perogative to commit to Bama after backing away from A&M.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2018, 08:19:12 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Alabama offers 8th-grade QB and son of Tennessee legend Tee Martin
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/947545671996882944/bhLulmpm?format=jpg&name=386x202) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/947583572155695109)

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Kaden Martin -- the son of Tennessee national championship quarterback and Mobile native Tee Martin -- tweeted that he has received a scholarship offer from Alabama. Kaden Martin has not yet played in a high school game,
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2018, 08:19:13 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Forget about Tua and Jalen, what's next in Alabama quarterback recruiting?
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/952905064062078976/yc1liYgQ?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/952905584638152705)

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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's scintillating performance in the national championship game clearly places the Crimson Tide's quarterback situation as the No. 1 storyline entering spring practice.

But what does Tua's emergence -- and the prospect of Jalen Hurts' having two more years of eligibility -- mean for Alabama's quarterback recruiting? And how will Brian Daboll's departure impact quarterback recruiting?

Alabama does not currently have a quarterback committed in the Class of 2018, although Sidney Lanier's James Foster has an Alabama offer. Arizona commit Jamarye Joiner, a 6-foot-3, 3-star prospect from Vail, Arizona, has scheduled a visit to Alabama later this month and expects to get an offer.

Alabama missed on Clemson signee Trevor Lawrence and Georgia signee Justin Fields, 2018's top two quarterbacks, and Saraland's Jack West picked Stanford over the Crimson Tide.

Crimson Tide needs to add quarterback in the 2018 signing class, with a thin roster with only three scholarship quarterbacks -- -- Hurts, Tagovailoa and Mac Jones, who was arrested for DUI in November.

Spain Park's Braxton Barker -- the son of legendary Bama quarterback Jay Barker -- has been offered a preferred walk-on spot. He would fit the mold of a developmental prospect who could blossom in college, as opposed to a 5-star prospect who expects to immediately push for playing time.

With the top 2018 prospects off the board, what's Alabama 2019 quarterback recruiting look like?

Alabama has already offered two in-state players -- Hewitt-Trussville's Paul Tyson, the great-grandson of legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant; and Thompson's Taulia Tagovailoa, Tua's younger brother. Both threw for more than 3,000 yards and 30 TDs in 2017 and are expected to be among the top Mr. Football candidates next season.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 07, 2018, 06:56:40 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Four-star linebacker decommits from Alabama
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/961088257722408961/6Xham_B5?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/961105504343912448)

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Four-star Texas linebacker Vernon Jackson decommitted from the Crimson Tide Tuesday and won't sign with Alabama during National Signing Day on Wednesday, a source confirmed.

Jackson, who had been committed to the Tide since September, took an official visit to Alabama January 19. However, he visited Texas January 12, TCU January 26 and then Texas A&M this past weekend.

This means that the Tide has three players that remain committed heading into National Signing Day, though one -- four-star linebacker Quay Walker -- appears likely to sign elsewhere and another -- three-star tight end Michael Parker -- appears likely to be a blueshirt.

The news that Jackson won't sign with Alabama was first reported by SEC Country.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 07, 2018, 11:05:26 am
Moody to Bama
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 07, 2018, 11:08:10 am
Surtain, Jr to Bama
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2018, 05:59:09 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Breaking down Alabama's National Signing Day
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/961423931877019649/1TlOCMt5?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/961474432631033856)

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Crimson Tide signed five additional players Wednesday, most notably five-star cornerback Patrick Surtain and four-star wide receiver Jaylen Waddle.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2018, 08:26:05 am
AL.com sports
‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

The presence of rising junior Jalen Hurts and soon-to-be-sophomore Tua Tagovailoa may have dissuaded recruits at the position from coming to Tuscaloosa: https://trib.al/Qwp8GYJ
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVnukyIVMAENxqO.jpg)

No joke. John Calipari weeps for Bama.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2018, 05:31:32 pm
Michael Carvell@Michael_Carvell

Report: Alabama adding Daniel Bush to recruiting staff
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/969677648933937152/ZOsDQgm3?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/969677646211796993)

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Football Scoop’s Zach Barnett reported that the Crimson Tide will hire Daniel Bush as part of its recruiting staff. Bush has experience in Tuscaloosa and another area of the SEC West. He worked as the director of player personnel and assistant director of recruiting for Arkansas the last three years.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2018, 07:11:59 pm
Michael Carvell
‏ @Michael_Carvell
6m6 minutes ago

What Alabama gets in new signee Tevita Musika, first cousin of potential top-15 draft pick https://sptz.us/2pNUMeF

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Tevita Musika grew up in the same household as Tevita “Vita” Vea, a former Washington standout and likely top 15 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Because both shared the same name (Tevita is the Tongan version of David), there had to be a way to distinguish the two if called upon.

There was an easy choice. Because of their completely different body shapes, Vea is 6-foot-5 and nearly 350 pounds, while Musika is 6-2 and over 350 pounds, the family decided to give them nicknames that suited their body frames.

“Their nicknames are ‘Tall Vita’ and ‘Wide Vita,’ ” College of San Mateo coach Tim Tulloch told SEC Country. “Vita Vea is ‘Tall Vita’ and Tevita Musika is ‘Wide Vita.’ ”

While Vea has received an enormous amount of attention as being one of the top players in this year’s draft, his cousin, Tevita, who signed with Alabama on Wednesday, didn’t receive any attention from schools coming out of high school and only a few expressed interest in signing him after he finished junior college.

Musika was a first-team California Community College Athletic Association All-American last season after registering 42 tackles, 6 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. Tulloch credits Alabama defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi, who led the charge on Musika’s recruitment, for landing a steal.

“Tosh always stays in touch with us,” Tulloch said. “He’s an unbelievably thorough recruiter. Recruiting is one of those things that never stops. The good ones are always making sure they know everybody. He knows about all of our top prospects here. When they decided they had a need and wanted to move on a JUCO nose guard, he knew where to go because he knew about Tevita. That’s why Tosh [.0] is where he is today because of how great of a recruiter he is.”

Alabama wanted to sign at least one more defensive lineman in the 2018 class on National Signing Day in February. The Crimson Tide had a commitment from Bobby Brown, but he ended up flipping to Texas A&M,

His perogative
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2018, 07:24:22 pm
2020 4-star Muscle Shoals ILB Jackson Bratton gave a verbal to Bama.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2018, 04:32:33 pm

Michael Carvell
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BREAKING: Alabama adds commitment from former Georgia DL commit Rashad Cheney Jr.
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6-foot-2, 270-pound prospect said the main reason why he chose Alabama was because of a 30-minute conversation he had with Nick Saban last Friday.

“I really like Alabama because of all the off-the-field stuff, like academics,” Cheney told SEC Country. “They were telling me that it’s possible to graduate in 3 1/2 years. I would like to do that. Just going to a program like that will speak volumes on your name.

“They don’t just teach you how to play football there. They teach you how to be man. They teach you how to cook dinners and how to properly eat when you go out to eat. It’s not all about football, and that’s important.”

Cheney said there wasn’t a No. 2 school for him.

The nation’s No. 17 defensive tackle committed to Georgia in February of last year before reopening his recruitment in January. It was clear that he wasn’t wanted by the Bulldogs.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2018, 04:35:50 pm

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The legacy continues.

Bear Bryant's QB great-grandson Paul Tyson commits to Alabama: https://trib.al/Q3xqSE3
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 06, 2018, 11:23:07 am
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3h3 hours ago

Alabama's latest QB commit talks about his unique legacy in this quick Q&A: https://trib.al/eKXEXqg
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Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2018, 06:56:25 pm

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Daphne 2019 cornerback Christian Williams commits to Alabama
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Four-star defensive back Christian Williams of Daphne committed to the University of Alabama on Monday afternoon.

Crimson Tide now has commitments from three of the top 10 players in the state for 2019. The others are both from Hewitt-Trussville -- offensive tackle Pierce Quick (No. 2) and quarterback Paul Tyson (No. 9). The state's top prospect, according to 247, is offensive lineman Clay Webb of Oxford.


Christian Williams
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Gods Plan!⚪🔴
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Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 17, 2018, 09:31:18 pm
Report: ILB Shane Lee gives a verbal to Bama.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 21, 2018, 07:04:56 am
https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/alabama-picks-up-in-state-commitment-from-wr-dazalin-worsham/amp

3rd 4-star in Bama’s 2020 class
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 22, 2018, 09:59:02 am
Alabama's best recruiting mystery in recent history has been solved, and none of the three held a fan base hostage for a tension-filled signing day reveal
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There was no drama. No hat dancing. No ESPN cameras.

Alabama's 2019 recruiting class features three of the nation's top quarterback prospects, Pinson Valley's Bo Nix, Hewitt-Trussville's Paul Tyson and Thompson's Taulia Tagovailoa. All are now committed.

As the calendar turned from 2018 to 2019, the state's No. 1 recruiting story centered on one simple question: What will the quarterbacks do?

Now we know after Tagovailoa's surprise commitment Saturday.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 24, 2018, 06:13:48 am

Michael Carvell
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Why Alabama lost commitment from nation’s No. 6 safety on Sunday
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Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 25, 2018, 06:36:03 am
Glasgow 4-star OT Tanner Bowles gave a verbal to Bama.
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 29, 2018, 07:00:42 pm
https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/alabama-recruiting-amari-kight-commitment-decision
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 08, 2018, 01:08:15 pm
https://articles.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/05/how_alabama_got_busy_in-state.amp
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 11, 2018, 10:35:04 pm
https://articles.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2018/05/alabama_reportedly_hires_new_h.amp

Hired Scott Frost’s recruiting director away from NU
Title: Re: Bama Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 18, 2018, 07:14:10 pm
https://articles.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2018/05/alabama_lands_4-star_defensive.amp