One of the nation's top running backs in the 2016 class is Spartanburg, SC standout Tavien Feaster. The 6-0, 192-pound Feaster has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, FSU, Georgia, Nebraska, Penn State, South Carolina and Tennessee, among others.
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Few players traveled farther to participate in Alabama’s camp than quarterback Seth Green. The 6-4, 210-pound junior came down to Tuscaloosa from Woodbury, Minnesota to show what he could do.
Cornerback John Broussard of Central HS in Phenix City is one of the nation's top prospects in the class of 2016. Over the past three months, the 6-0, 165-pound junior has picked up offers from Auburn, Clemson, FSU, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Penn State and South Carolina.
One of the most impressive quarterbacks at the Tide’s final summer camp was junior Shea Patterson of Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana. The 6-2, 191-pound Patterson, who’s committed Arizona, attended the UA camp for the opportunity to meet and learn from Lane Kiffin.
Nick Saban and his defensive staff zeroed in on one of their top defensive targets this weekend. Ronnie Harrison, a 6-2, 204-pound safety from University HS in Tallahassee, FL, was in Tuscaloosa Friday and today visiting with the Tide coaches and players.
Brookhaven, MS linebacker Leo Lewis gives his reasons for decommitting from Alabama to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. Join the forum discussion.
Standout safety Ronnie Harrison of University HS in Tallahassee, FL is in Tuscaloosa on an unofficial visit. The 6-2, 205-pound Harrison has been committed to North Carolina for over a year. He earned a UA offer last month with a stellar camp performance. He's now one of the Tide's top targets. Harrison, who plans to make a final decision between Alabama and North Carolina later this summer, tweeted this afternoon that his visit to UA was going great.
One of the nation's elite cornerback prospects, Kendall Sheffield from Fort Bend Marshall HS in Missouri City, TX, spent several days earlier this week visiting Tuscaloosa. The 6-0, 180-pound Sheffield has offers from Alabama, Baylor, FSU, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M, among others.
Brandon Kennedy arrived at his press conference this morning to announce his college decision in a Wetumpka HS wind suit. The 6-2, 292-pound offensive lineman, who some rate as the nation'a top center, reached under the table and pulled out an Alabama cap. He then unzipped his wind suit and unveiled that he was wearing Bama shirt.
A recent recipient of an Alabama offer is 2016 wide receiver Binjimen Victor of Coconut Creek, Florida. The 6-4, 168-pound junior is quickly becoming one of the top prospects in the country. Victor now has offers from Alabama, Auburn, FSU, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee, UCLA and West Virginia, among others.
Wetumpka standout senior offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy announced this morning his commitment to Alabama. The 6-2, 292-pound Kennedy is one of the top interior offensive linemen in the southeast. He chose Alabama over Auburn and Clemson, among others. A full report later.
Class of 2016 offensive lineman Colton Prater (6-4, 270) of Airline HS in Bossier City, Louisiana has early offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State and Tulsa and he's drawing interest from Alabama, LSU and Texas. Prater was one of the most impressive performers at the Tide’s final summer camp.
The Crimson Tide garnered eight players on the first team.
He has not taken a snap in an SEC game yet, but transfer Jake Coker has certainly caught the eyes (and ears) of his new teammates. Coker, who arrived in Tuscaloosa in May after leaving Florida State, has apparently done well for himself, especially in seven-on-seven work.
Nick Saban took his turn in front of the media today in Hoover. Courtesy WVUA-TV, home of Tider Insider TV.
While speaking to the contingent at SEC Media Days today, Alabama Coach Nick Saban touched on a number of topics, including his team’s quarterback situation, the first year of the NCAA four-team playoff and the eligibility of a few players who have yet to report.
Last week, Tide quarterback commitment Blake Barnett stole the show at the Elite 11 finals in Oregon. The 6-4½, 200-pound signal-caller from Santiago HS in Corona, California took a lot of pride in his performance.
Holton Hill was among a strong group of defensive backs who were at UA this week. For Hill,a 6-2, 180-pound cornerback from Lamar HS in Houston, TX, it was his first visit to Tuscaloosa.
Wetumpka offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy, who made an unofficial visit to Alabama on Tuesday, is set to make his college choice known on Friday. The 6-3, 292-pound center/guard prospect will choose between Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Missouri and Ole Miss. The general feeling is that Alabama is the team to beat.
It seems like in every camp, a top prospect emerges. One who stood out at UA's camp this week was 2015 receiver Lawrence Cager of Calvert Hall HS in Towson, MD.
Rashshaun Smith came to Alabama's camp this week with a purpose. The 6-2, 229-pound rising junior linebacker from St. Francis HS in Baltimore, MD wanted to earn a scholarship offer from Nick Saban.
Standout linebacker Joshua McMillon of Whitehaven HS in Memphis spent Saturday and Sunday visiting UA with his family. The 6-3, 239-pound McMillon says that the visit was productive.
The University of Alabama football team will open the 2016 season in the Cowboys Classic against Southern California at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game is scheduled for Saturday, September 3, with information on ticket sales as well as television coverage and kickoff time to be determined at a later date.
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One top player highly impressed with his experience in Tuscaloosa this week is DeAndre McNeal of Poteet HS in Mesquite, Texas.The 6-3, 225-pound McNeal was in town participating in the Tide's final summer camp.
From today's SEC Media Days
Here's a quick look at recruiting this week.
UA picked up its third commitment for the 2016 class today from Savannah, GA-Savannah Country Day, GA standout receiver Demetris Roberson. Family members confirmed the commitment to TI. The 6-0, 175-pound Robertson, who is camping in Tuscaloosa, is one of the nation's top prospects with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Texas A&M and UCLA, among others.
Per twitter reports, 2016 cornerback Shyheim Carter of Kentwood, LA committed to Alabama today during a visit to Tuscaloosa. The 5-11, 180-pounder from Kentwood, LA is considered one of the top corners for the 2016 class. Last season Carter had 1,072 yards of offense and scored 11 TDs. On defense he had 23 tackles and an interception
Two-time NCAA balance beam champion Dana Duckworth has been named head coach of the University of Alabama gymnastics team, Director of Athletics Bill Battle announced Tuesday.
After much thought and prayer and after much consultation with Athletics Director Bill Battle and our President, Dr. Judy Bonner, I have decided to step down from the only job I have ever known since graduating from college.
One of Monday’s top performers at the Tide’s final summer camp was Devin White, a 6-0, 235-pound running back from North Webster HS in Springhill, Louisiana.White has early offers from Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss.
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A standout at the Tide's OL/DL camp last month was Meridian, MS mammoth 2016 defensive tackle Raekwon Davis. The 6-7½, 308-pound Davis, who landed a Tide offer following that first camp, turned in another outstanding performance at UA's camp the past two days.
Ennis, Texas standout linebacker/defensive end James Lockhart is set to announce his college decision on Friday. Here's the latest.
Defensive lineman Benito Jones (6-2, 275) of Wayne County HS in Waynesboro, Mississippi became the Tide’s first commitment in the class of 2016.Jones pledged to the Tide during a visit to UA with his parents.
On Sunday afternoon, the Crimson Tide picked up its first commitment for the 2016 class. Benito Jones, a defensive lineman from Wayne County HS in Waynesboro, MS, is already considered one of the nation's top prospects.
Tide lands top 2016 DL
The Crimson Tide has picked up a commitment from Benito Jones, one of the nation's top 2016 defensive linemen from Wayne County HS in Waynesboro, MS. The 6-3, 270-pound Jones and his parents are currently in Tuscaloosa visiting. "Alabama is getting a big kid who can really move," says Wayne County head coach Todd Mangum. "He's an impact player in my opinion. He's excited about his decision." A full report later.
Jarran Reed arrested for DUI
Alabama defensive lineman Jarran Reed was arrested on Sunday morning in Tuscaloosa and charged with DUI. According to the Tuscaloosa police, a TPD officer observed Reed collide with another car in a parking lot. A sobriety test showed that Reed had a blood alcohol level of 0.13. The legal limit is 0.08. Alabama head coach Nick Saban has yet to comment on Reed's arrest.
Video recap of The Opening by ESPN. Includes interviews with UA quarterback commit Blake Barnett and wide receiver commit Calvin Ridley. Barnett was named the top quarterback at the Elite 11. Ridley was named the MVP of the 7-on-7 tournament.
A large number of top prospects will be at UA visiting or camping over the next several days.Here's a look at some of those players expected to be on campus.
Heading into the final day of the Elite 11 QB camp, Tide commit Blake Barnett sits atop the rankings. Join the forum discussion.
The top 10 plays from 7-on-7 and OL/DL drills. Join the forum discussion.
Kristian Fulton of Rummel HS in Metairie, Louisiana, might be the top cornerback in the 2016 class. The 6-1, 175-pound standout has racked up offers from from Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas A&M and UCLA, among others, and he's receiving interest from Alabama, FSU, Oklahoma State and Oregon. Fulton plans to be in Tuscaloosa next week.
Several Tide commits, including defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter and offensive linemen Richie Petitbon, Dallas Warmack and Lester Cotton, participating in lineman one-on-ones at The Opening on Tuesday. Join the forum discussion.