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Mississippi sophomore recaps Junior Day

Prior to Saturday’s Junior Day at UA, sophomore running back Cam Akers of Clinton, Mississippi had never been to Tuscaloosa. The 5-11, 200-pound standout, who has early offers from Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee, had plenty of good things to say about his first visit.

Blue talks Bama offer

Jemison linebacker/safety P.J. Blue planned to visit South Carolina today. But the 6-2, 200-pound junior defender ended up in Tuscaloosa instead. The visit could not have gone any better.

Star 2017 RB lands UA offer

One of the state’s top sophomores is running back Alaric Williams from Southside HS in Gadsden. The 6-0, 200-pound standout attended Junior Day and left with a Tide offer. He now has offers from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Ole Miss.

Top 2016 WR visits for Junior Day

Junior wide receiver A.J. Brown of Starkville, MS is already drawing comparisons to Julio Jones. Starkville head Jaime Mitchell has heard the comparison from those who know what they're talking about.

Askew discusses Alabama offer

Several talented 2017 prospects were in Tuscaloosa on a Saturday for the Tide’s Junior Day. One of those was 6-0, 170-pound Malcolm Askew of McAdory HS in McCalla.

Alabama basketball falls to Kentucky

The Alabama’s men’s basketball team fell to the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday evening, 70-55. With the loss, Alabama falls to 13-8 overall and 3-5 in conference play.

Junior Day at UA

Alabama and several other schools across the Southeast will host junior and sophomore prospects on Saturday. Here’s a look at some of those prospects who'll be in Tuscaloosa.

Friday recruiting notes: Tide hunting big game

As for what's left, right now the staff is hunting big game -- linebacker CeCe Jefferson, wide receiver Terry Godwin and tight end Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. That doesn't mean other prospects aren't highly regarded. But as far as priorities, it's becoming clear that those three are at the top of the list.

2016 Florida DE talks Tide, Canes

Vero Beach standout Patrick Bethel is one of the Sunshine State’s top juniors. The 6-3˝, 243-pound defensive end recently landed an offer from Alabama. Bethel also has offers from Florida, FSU, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Tennessee, among others.

Thursday recruiting quick hitters

In what has been the wildest recruiting year I came remember, the latest twist involves Memphis-MUS offensive lineman Drew Richmond. Richmond, a longtime Ole Miss commit, has had an on again-off again relationship with Alabama on a daily basis for several weeks. Today's events might be the strangest of all in this saga.

Mel Tucker, Jody Wright officially named to staff

University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Mel Tucker on Thursday. Tucker, who has spent 10 years coaching in the NFL and eight years in the college ranks, will serve as defensive backs coach and also hold the title of assistant head coach.

Ridley rock solid to Bama; Burgess-Becker completely sold

For months FSU recruiting sites were predicting that Coconut Creek-Monarch, FL star receiver Calvin Ridley would flip to the Seminoles. After last weekend's official visit to Tuscaloosa, Ridley's commitment to UA is more solid than ever. And his safety teammate Shawn Burgess-Becker completely sold on the Tide.

Junior WR blessed to get Tide offer

Class of 2016 wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe of North Gwinnett HS in Suwanee, GA has picked up an offer from Alabama. The 6-3, 200-pound standout now has 20 offers.

TI TV for January 27

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Bama basketball drops game, misses rare chance at Gators

Florida’s Billy Donovan has never lost to Anthony Grant in a head coaching matchup. Despite bringing one of his worst teams ever to Tuscaloosa, that factoid didn’t change Tuesday night. The Gators left Coleman Coliseum with a 52-50 win.

Quick Tuesday recruiting notes

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Tide in strong spot for 2016 WR

Alabama is in a favorable position for Darnell Salomon, a 6-3, 195-pound junior from Champagnat Catholic HS in Hialeah, Florida. The talented receiver has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, FSU, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee, among others.

Decision looming for Hill

It's coming down to crunch time for North Little Rock, AR receiver/kick returner K.J. Hill. The 6-1, 192-pound star, who was once a longtime Arkansas commitment, now appears close to picking either Alabama or Ohio State.

UA football hires Tosh Lupoi as assistant coach

University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Tosh Lupoi on Monday. Lupoi, who was on Alabama’s staff last season as an analyst, will serve as Alabama’s outside linebackers coach.

Quick K.J. Hill note

The latest on WR K.J. Hill of North Little Rock, AR. See the forum.

Anderson has amazing official visit

Florence linebacker Keaton Anderson was one of several committed players on campus this past weekend. The 6-0, 210-pound defender’s official visit could not have gone any better.

Petitbon enjoyed living the dream in Tuscaloosa

Every visit Richie Petitbon has made to Alabama has exceeded his expectations. This weekend, the 6-4˝, 316-pound offensive lineman from Gonzaga HS in Washington, DC had another outstanding time in Tuscaloosa on his official visit.

Cotton recaps official visit

Elite offensive lineman Lester Cotton only had to go a couple of blocks to make his official visit to UA this weekend. The 6-4, 341-pound standout from Tuscaloosa-Central, who is committed to Alabama, had a great time at The Capstone.

Quick weekend visitor notes

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Womack, Prince form strong, athletic OT combo

Given that there weren't many top offensive tackles left in the 2015 class, there was some concern until a few days ago that Alabama might not fill a huge need at that spot this year. But in the last month, the Tide staff came through by landing commitments by two of the nation's very best.

Tide hoops tops Tigers on late Cooper tip

By basketball standards, Alabama 57, Auburn 55 wasn’t pretty. By Bama nation standards, it was a masterpiece. The Crimson Tide erased a nine-point second half deficit with just under 10 minutes left to fend off its cross-state rivals before a sold-out Coleman Coliseum crowd of 15,383. A late tip-in by senior Rodney Cooper with six seconds left provided the winning margin.

Kiffin staying put at Alabama

University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced Saturday that offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin would remain in his current position with the Crimson Tide. Kiffin was a finalist for the Broyles Award last season, which is given annually to the top assistant coach in college football.

UA knocks off #1 Florida

The No. 7 ranked Alabama gymnastics team used its best score of the season by more than a point to upset defending NCAA champion and current No. 1 ranked Florida, 197.400-196.800, Friday night in front of an exuberant Coleman Coliseum crowd of 13,778.

Tide lands star OT

Offensive tackle Isaiah Prince (6-6, 280) of Eleanor Roosevelt HS in Greenbelt, MD has committed to Alabama. Prince is considered one of the top OT prospects in the country. He chose Alabama over numerous offers, including Florida, Maryland and Ohio State. More later

Friday morning recruiting quick hitters

Just a few quick thoughts on some of Alabama's top remaining targets for the the 2015 class.

McMillon clears the air

Alabama linebacker commit Joshua McMillon of Memphis-Whitehaven clears the air about reports he'll visit Michigan this coming weekend.

Strong group of visitors scheduled

Another outstanding group of prospects, including several Tide commitments, will be on campus this weekend. Here’s a look at the players expected to officially visit UA.

UA basketball suffers heartbreaking overtime loss to Arkansas

A tip-in with less than a second left in overtime sunk the Alabama men’s basketball team on the road at Arkansas, 93-91, on Thursday evening inside Bud Walton Arena.

Junior OL already has a staggering number of offers

Class of 2016 offensive lineman Parker Boudreaux of Bishop Moore HS in Orlando, Florida is rolling in the offers. The 6-4˝, 286-pound junior standout has landed a staggering 63 offers, including ones from Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson, Miami, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee and Texas. Boudreaux is also receiving interest from Alabama, Georgia and Michigan.

Moton de-commits

For weeks it's been speculated that defensive lineman TD Moton of Shreveport-Woodlawn, LA would not be a part of Alabama's class. This afternoon Moton tweeted his plans.

Prattville junior on Tide’s radar

The state of Alabama has several quality running backs in the class of 2016. One of them is 6-1, 230-pound Kingston Davis of Prattville. Davis has offers from five schools, including Louisville, Mississippi State and Southern Miss. He’s also drawing interest from Alabama, Auburn, California, Florida, Indiana, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.

Wheatley: “It was sick”

Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. made his official visit to Tuscaloosa last weekend, and it was an experience the 6-6, 260-pound tight end from Buffalo-Canisius, NY will never forget.

Quick recruiting notes

As recruiting 2015 moves down the home stretch to national signing day, there are still many moving parts, which makes it difficult to predict how the Tide class will finish. But here are some notes and thoughts on the possibilities.