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Top 2016 DT loved being in Tuscaloosa

There were several big-time prospects in Tuscaloosa last Saturday. One of the best was Antwuan Jackson, a 6-3, 285-pound defensive lineman from Cedar Grove HS in Ellenwood, Georgia.

2017 LB says Alabama is on top

Several impressive sophomores attended Alabama's Junior Day last Saturday. Among them was linebacker Brian Strozier, a 6-1, 245-pound standout from Tucker HS in Tucker, Georgia.

Nasty JUCO OT discusses dream offer

Given that the Tide signed only one pure offensive tackle in the 2015 class, UA might opt for a junior college tackle in 2016. One emerging JUCO tackle is Tate Leavitt, a 6-7, 315-pound star at Hutchinson CC in Hutchinson, KS.

Top sophomore has great Junior Day

Defensive lineman Ryan Johnson of St. Paulís HS in Mobile is one of the stateís top prospects for 2017. The 6-3, 240-pound Johnson has early offers from Auburn and Duke. Heís also drawing interest from Alabama and Nebraska. He spent Saturday in Tuscaloosa, taking part in the Tideís second Junior Day of the year.

2017 star awed by Bama offer

Alabama extended offers to several top prospects at Saturday's Junior Day. One player fortunate enough to get one was Austin Troxell, a 6-6Ĺ, 260-pound sophomore offensive lineman from Madison Academy in Madison, Alabama. Troxell now has offers from Alabama, Auburn and Southern Miss.

Mike LB discusses Alabama visit

Linebacker will be a top priority for the Tide's 2016 class. One of the nation's best rising senior inside linebackers is Tre' Lamar of Roswell HS in Roswell, GA. Lamar was in Tuscaloosa for Junior Day on Saturday.

Georgia sophomore talks Junior Day

One of the elite 2017 prospects who attended Saturdayís Junior Day at UA is DeAngelo Gibbs, a 6-2, 200-pound two-way standout from Peachtree Ridge HS in Suwanee, Georgia. Gibbs has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, FSU, Georgia and South Carolina, among others.

Saban impressed by linebacker's "thump"

Linebacker Erroll Thompson of Florence is one of the most physical players in the country. During Thompson's unofficial visit to Alabama last Friday, Nick Saban mentioned the 6-1, 255-pounder's fierce hitting ability.

UA baseball falls, 14-2, to Louisiana-Lafayette in series-deciding game

The Alabama baseball team fell 14-2 to Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday afternoon at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The Crimson Tide now moves to 7-4 overall, as the Raginí Cajuns claim the series victory.

2016 Georgia lineman talks Bama offer

Saturday marked the first time junior Brodarious Hamm had ever been to Tuscaloosa. It turned out to be a productive initial visit for the 6-5, 315-pound offensive lineman from Spalding HS in Griffin, Georgia.

Louisiana 2016 DL lands Tide offer

One of the juniors who got an offer from Alabama at Saturdayís Junior Day was defensive lineman Briston Guidry, a 6-3, 290-pound standout from Rummel HS in Metairie, Louisiana.

UA baseball falls to Louisiana-Lafayette, 6-5

Alabama baseball fell to Louisiana-Lafayette, 6-5, on Saturday afternoon inside Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. With the loss, the Crimson Tide move to 7-3 overall.

Alabama menís basketball falls to Vanderbilt

The Alabama menís basketball team was unable to hold off Vanderbiltís relentless play in the second half, and dropped Saturday afternoonís matchup with the Commodores by a final score of 73-66 inside Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville. The loss drops Alabamaís record to 17-12 on the season, including a 7-9 mark in conference play.

Clutch single propels UA baseball past Louisiana-Lafayette, 6-4

With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, a J.C. Wilhite bloop single to right field broke the tie and helped propel Alabama baseball to the eventual 6-4 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday inside Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

Bama set to host second Junior Day

Following a productive first Junior Day in late January, the Tide staff is set to welcome another impressive group of prospects to the Capstone for the second Junior Day of the year. Hereís a look at some of the prospects who will be in Tuscaloosa Saturday.

Levi Randolph becomes programís first Academic All-American

For the first time in program history, Alabama men's basketball has an Academic All-American. Senior guard Levi Randolph has been selected to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team, it was announced on Thursday.

Alabama, Georgia early leaders for 2017 star WR

Standout wide receiver Nico Collins of Clay-Chalkville HS in Pinson is one of the top sophomores in the state. The 6-5, 193-pound playmaker has picked up offers from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss.

Tuscaloosa standout is one to watch for 2017

For the last two years, football fans in south Tuscaloosa have been buzzing about Brian Robinson. The 6-1, 205-pound rising junior running back at Hillcrest HS led the Patriots to the third round of the state playoffs last season with 1,451 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns.

Gordo star releases top 7

Ben Davis, one of the state's elite prospects in the 2016 class, released his top seven schools via twitter this afternoon. The 6-4, 222-pound Davis, the son of former UA linebacker Wayne Davis, is thought to be a strong lean to the Crimson Tide. The schools Davis listed today are in no particular order.

Pennsylvania safety has Tide high on his list

Alabama recently joined a list of some of the nation's top programs in offering standout 2016 safety Andrew Pryts of Hickory HS in Hermitage, PA. Pryts now has 15 offers, including ones from Alabama, Duke, Kansas State, Michigan, North Carolina, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Stanford and Wisconsin. <