Gordo linebacker/defensive end Ben Davis has emerged as one of the nation's elite prospects for 2016. The 6-4, 221-pound Davis, the son of former UA star linebacker Wayne Davis, is already rated among the country's top 30 prospects for his class. Davis has early offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisville and Mississippi State, among others.
When safety Ronnie Harrison pledged to the Tide on Tuesday, Alabama bolstered an already outstanding class of commitments, which includes a star-studded group of safeties. Harrison joins Deionte Thompson of Orange-West Orange Stark, TX and Shawn Burgess-Becker of Coconut Creek-Monarch, FL as top safeties committed to Alabama.
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Alabama reeled in one of its top targets this afternoon when safety Ronnie Harrison flipped his commitment from North Carolina to the Tide. The 6-2, 205-pound Harrison was committed to UNC for a year, but after earning a scholarship offer from UA at the Tide's camp in early June, Harrison decided to switch to Alabama.
Offensive tackle Isaiah Prince is one of the Atlantic region’s top prospects. Last week, the 6-7, 270-pound standout from Eleanor Roosevelt HS in Greenbelt, Maryland took a southern swing that included stops at Alabama, Auburn and Florida.
Despite sitting out his sophomore season, class of 2016 cornerback Trayvon Mullen of Coconut Creek, Florida has more than 20 offers, including ones from Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee and UCLA. Additional interest is coming from Auburn, FSU and Texas.
Two big recruiting announcements are slated for this week. Safety Ronnie Harrison of Tallahassee-University, FL plans to make his decision known on Tuesday at 4 PM CT, and linebacker Adonis Thomas of Lawrenceville-Central Gwinnett, GA will announce his commitment on Friday.
Linebacker Adonis Thomas of Central Gwinnett HS in Lawrenceville, GA is slated to annouce his decision between Alabama and Florida this coming Friday. While Thomas is one of the nation's most highly regarded linebackers, a 2016 teammate might be the best prospect on the Central Gwinnett team. Offensive tackle E.J. Price already holds close to 30 offers, including ones from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, FSU, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas A&M.
One of the Sunshine State’s top juniors is 6-1, 197-pound safety Romeo Finley of Niceville. Finley has already landed offers from Clemson, Florida, Louisville, Miami, South Carolina and Tennessee, among others. He’s also getting looks from Alabama, Auburn, FSU, Georgia and North Carolina.
Star tight end Will Gragg of Dumas, Arkansas was in Tuscaloosa again last week. The 6-4˝, 245-pound Gragg, who has made several visits to UA the past year, was in town to participate in the Nick Saban camp.
Jordan Duncan of Oak Grove HS in Hattiesburg, Mississippi is one of the top 2016 prospects in the Southeast. The 6-1, 195-pound wide receiver has offers from Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Tennessee. He's also drawing interest from Alabama, Baylor, FSU, Penn State, UCLA, Utah and Vanderbilt.
One of the nation's top young tight ends for 2016 was in Tuscaloosa last week participating in Alabama's camp. Kaden Smith, a 6-4˝, 226-pound rising junior from Flower Mound-Marcus, Texas, spent the last full day of the Tide's camp working out in front of the UA staff.
One of Alabama's top linebacker targets, Adonis Thomas of Central Gwinnett HS in Lawrenceville, GA, is closing in on his decision. The 6-4, 220-pound Thomas, who has narrowed his list to Alabama and Florida, plans to announce his college choice on August 1.