Bama's battling for several elite prospects

Alabama is sitting here in early August with 14 commitments in the 2022 class. Of the 14, five are rated as five-star prospects by at least one of the major recruiting networks. The list of five-star commits includes quarterback Ty Simpson, running back Emmanuel Henderson, offensive lineman Tyler Booker, outside linebacker Jeremiah Alexander and inside linebacker Shawn Murphy.

Freshman safety headed to JUCO

Four-star star true freshman safety Kadarius Calloway of Philadelphia, MS didn't even make it to his first practice before exiting the Alabama program. Calloway's Twitter bio confirms reports that he's transferred to East Mississippi CC in Scooba, MS. The 6-1, 210-pound Calloway originally committed to Mississippi State before flipping to Alabama. After committing to Alabama, speculation in Mississippi was rampant that he would eventually flip back to the Bulldogs.

Tider Insider TV for August 3

Pre-camp TI mailbag

In this edition of the TI mailbag, we'll address several questions about the team heading into the start of August camp on Friday. Consider this as a sort of camp preview.

Barion Brown isn't ready to tip his hand

Barion Brown has heard the comparisons. The 6-1, 173-pound five-star wide receiver from Nashville-Pearl Cohn looks and plays a lot like DeVonta Smith. He's long, lean and can leap. He's got great hands. And he's fast. Very fast. He ran a 10.49 100 meters in the state track meet this past spring.

Recruiting, camp preview and more on The Gary Harris Show

Rodney joined host Gary Harris on Tide 100.9 in Tuscaloosa to discuss Alabama sports. Here is that interview.

OL Dayne Shor commits to Alabama

Three-star offensive lineman Dayne Shor of Alpharetta-Denmark, GA announced today his commitment to Alabama. The 6-5, 310-pound Shor chose the Tide over Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas A&M. Shor missed his junior season due to a shoulder injury. He's expected to rise in the rankings this season.

UA hosting top prospects at Champions Cookout

Alabama will hold its annual Champions Cookout on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Several top 2022 prospects are slated to attend. Here's a quick rundown of some of those expected at the event.

Tide in strong position for Georgia OL

Three-star offensive lineman Dayne Shor of Alpharetta-Denmark, GA is set to announce his college decision on Saturday. The 6-5, 310-pound Shor will choose between Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas A&M.

Primo and Jones selected in NBA Draft Thursday night

Two Alabama men's basketball players were selected in the 2021 NBA Draft, which was held in Brooklyn, N.Y., at the Barclays Center on Thursday night. Guard Joshua Primo was a first round selection of the San Antonio Spurs at No. 12 overall and guard/forward Herbert Jones went No. 35 to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Herb Jones taken in round 2 by New Orleans with the #35 overall pick.

Josh Primo goes to the San Antonio Spurs with pick #12

TI on WMSP in Montgomery

Rodney joined hosts John Longshore and Barry McKnight on Sports Radio 740 WMSP in Montgomery to discuss Alabama football.
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Bama's chasing several top defensive linemen

A defensive line stocked with talent has always been a Nick Saban trademark. So DL recruiting will again be a major priority for the Tide.