Jahvoni Simmons was communicating with Tide assistant Lance Thompson on Facebook late last week when Thompson dropped a big surprise on the 6-2, 230-pound linebacker from Virginia Beach-Ocean Lakes, VA.
Jovon Robinson, of Georgia Military, is the nation's number one junior college prospect. Some consider the 6-0, 230-pound running back to be the best prospect in the entire 2015 class, and many think that Alabama is the team to beat. In this update, Robinson opens up about his interest in the Tide.
The Alabama pitching staff posted three consecutive shutouts for the first time since 1912, as the Crimson Tide completed the sweep of the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils with a 3-0 victory on Sunday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. With their fifth straight win, Alabama bolsters their record to 9-5, while the Delta Devils drop to 0-15.
To a man, members of the 2013-14 Alabama basketball team wanted to send senior point guard Trevor Releford out a winner on his Senior Day. With surprising and relative ease, the Tide did just that, topping the Razorbacks 83-58 at Coleman Coliseum.
Justin Kamplain, Jay Shaw and Geoffrey Bramblett combined to throw the first 9-inning, no-hitter for Alabama since 1942, as the Crimson Tide defeated the Mississippi Valley State 7-0 in the second game of a three game series from Sewell-Thomas Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Alabama pitching staff combined for a five-hit shutout to lift the Crimson Tide to victory over the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, 8-0, Friday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Alabama (7-5) and Mississippi Valley State (0-13) meet again tomorrow at 2:05 p.m., and close out the series with a 1:05 p.m. start on Sunday.
The Alabama staff has been busy offering some of the nation's top juniors. One of the latest to pick up a Tide offer is standout linebacker John Houston of Junipero Serra HS in Gardena, California.
Of the several sophomore quarterbacks who attended last Saturday's Junior Day at Alabama, Shea Patterson (6-2, 185) of Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana is one who picked up a Tide offer during the visit.
The Crimson Tide picked up its eighth commitment in the 2015 class today with Dadeville defensive end/linebacker Anfernee Jennings picking UA over offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Louisville, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Vanderbilt and others.
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Manny Bowen had no idea his stock was about to soar the way it has. In the past six weeks, the 6-3, 206-pound outside linebacker from Barnegat, NJ has landed 16 scholarship offers, including a big one from Alabama last weekend.
For several prospects, last Saturday's Junior Day was their first visit to Alabama. That first visit for 6-0, 167-pound cornerback Cameron Ordway of Giles County HS in Pulaski, TN turned out to be a charm, as Ordway left campus with an Alabama offer.
One of the hottest young prospects in Georgia is 2016 cornerback/wide receiver Demetris Robertson of Savannah-Savannah Country Day School. During a visit to Tuscaloosa last Saturday, Roberston picked up an offer from Nick Saban.
Standout linebacker Adonis Thomas of Central Gwinnett HS in Lawrenceville, GA has one of the most impressive offer lists in the country. That list looks even better now that Alabama is on it. Thomas got the Tide offer during a conversation with Nick Saban today.
One of the 2015 prospects who received an offer from Alabama during last Saturday's Junior Day was tight end Jackson Harris of Central HS in Columbia, Tennessee.
One of the top 2016 prospects in Florida made the trek to UA last Saturday for Junior Day. The drive from Tampa to Tuscaloosa turned out to be well worth it for Blake HS standout defensive end Shavar Manuel, as he left with an offer from Nick Saban.
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Patience has paid off for linebacker Richard McBryde of Charles Henderson HS in Troy. For several months, the 6-2, 206-pound McBryde only had one offer, from Kentucky. Now he has more than a dozen offers, including a big one he added on Tuesday from Alabama.
Alabama menís basketball fell in its final road contest of the regular season, dropping a 55-48 decision to 25th-ranked Kentucky at Rupp Arena. With the loss, the Crimson Tide fall to 12-18, 6-11 in SEC play, while the Wildcats move to 22-8, 12-5 in SEC play.
Darius "Dee" Smith of Florence was among the in-state prospects who visited the Capstone for Saturday's Junior Day. The 6-1, 190-pound safety has offers from Cincinnati, Miami, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Tennessee, among others.
There were many talented players who visited Alabama last weekend. The best of them might have been defensive end Byron Cowart of Armwood HS in Seffner, Florida. The 6-3, 258-pound Cowart is one of the top prospects in the country, with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, FSU, Georgia, Miami, Notre Dame, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, USC, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among others.
The Crimson Tide is on a nationwide search to find a top quarterback for the 2015 class. One of the latest signal-callers to receive an Alabama offer is Zach Gentry of Eldorado HS in Albuquerque, NM. The 6-6, 230-pound Gentry picked up the UA offer last Friday during a conversation with Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.
A last-minute change of plans prevented Natrez Patrick from attending UA's Junior Day last Saturday, but the standout linebacker/defensive end from Mays HS in Atlanta plans to visit Tuscaloosa later this spring. The 6-3, 230-pound Patrick has the Tide as one of his early favorites.
One of the top prospects at Saturday's Junior Day at UA was linebacker Josh Smith. The 6-3Ĺ, 220-pound defender from Oakland HS in Murfreesboro, Tennessee was accompanied on the trip by his parents.
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Junior cornerback Holton Hill of Lamar HS in Houston, Texas is rapidly putting together an impressive offer list. The 6-2, 185-pound standout has now received over a dozen offers, most within the last month.
The No. 21 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide exploded for season-highs with 12 runs and 21 hits in a 12-6 victory on Sunday over the 10th-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns from Tigue Moore field. The Tide (5-5) won the series finale after dropping the first two games of the series, 2-0 and 6-0.
Cornerback Mark Fields from Hough HS in Cornelius, North Carolina had been waiting on an Alabama offer. The 5-10Ĺ, 183-pounder finally received the good news this week. Fields now has a dozen offers, including ones from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee, among others. He's also drawing interest coming from LSU and USC.
One of the nation's top longsnappers for the class of 2015 is Ryan Parris of Madison-James Clemens, AL. The 5-11, 230-pound prospect is drawing attention from numerous schools, including Alabama. The Tide staff hosted Parris at Saturday's Junior Day in Tuscaloosa.
Several sophomores picked up Alabama offers at yesterday's Junior Day. Among those was 6-0, 175-pound wide receiver Mykel Jones of Patterson, Louisiana.
Tyler Carr was one of the of many in-state players at Saturday's Junior Day in Tuscaloosa. The 6-5, 317-pound offensive lineman from Southside HS in Gadsden, who has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Louisville, Penn State and Vanderbilt, had a good time at UA.
Dallas Warmack didn't come to Junior Day in Tuscaloosa on Saturday to learn more about the Alabama program. Warmack, the younger brother of former Tide star offensive guard Chance Warmack, knows just about everything there is to know about Nick Saban's program. But young Warmack, a UA OL commit from Atlanta-Mays, did have some questions for the Alabama staff.
Greater Atlanta Christian HS in Norcross, Georgia had two players attend Saturday's Junior Day at the Capstone. One was Darius Slayton. The other was Micah Abernathy, a 6-0Ĺ, 184-pound cornerback.
An outstanding group of 2015 defensive linemen were in Tuscaloosa on Saturday. One of those was Fletcher Adams, a 6-2, 257-pound standout from Brandon, Mississippi. Adams has offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina and Ole Miss.
One of the top 2015 prospects in Tuscaloosa for Junior Day on Saturday was defensive lineman Sterling Johnson of Cleveland HS in Clayton, NC. Earlier this week, Johnson, one of the nation's elite defensive linemen, told TI that this visit to UA could move the Tide up his list.
So much for lack of energy. Alabama defeated Auburn, 73-57 in a contest that was the opposite of the teamsí last meeting. Tide Coach Anthony Grant noticed a different level of energy from his team than he saw in a 19-point loss at Auburn January 29.
Darius Slayton of Greater Atlanta Christian HS in Norcross was among a strong contingent of prospects from the Peach State at today's Junior Day. It was the first time the 6-1, 181-pound star had visited UA.
When he arrived in Tuscaloosa today for UA's Junior Day, Dadeville defensive end/linebacker Anfernee Jennings wasn't expecting an offer. But the 6-3, 245-pound standout got one.
Several top linebackers made their way to Tuscaloosa for the Tide's second Junior Day of 2014. Among them was Roquan Smith, a 6-2, 207-pound standout from Macon County HS in Montezuma, Georgia.
Several sophomore quarterbacks were at UA's Junior Day today. One of them, 6-6, 208-pound Feleipe Franks of Wakulla HS in Crawfordville, Florida, received an offer from the Tide.