Five-star outside linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux is set to make his announcement on Saturday. The general consensus the past few weeks has been that Thibodeaux will pick Alabama or Oregon. Here's the latest that TI has gathered from checking sources on both ends today.
Since last spring TI has said that we thought Alabama would sign the nation's top defensive line class. One of the best of the Tide's current 2019 DL commits is Forest Park, GA standout Justin Eboigbe. The 6-5, 270-poind Eboigbe is slated to make an official visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend.
Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, offensive lineman Jonah Williams, defensive lineman Quinnen Williams and defensive back Deionte Thompson were first team selections while tight end Irv Smith, defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs and linebacker Mack Wilson were second-team choices.
Back in the early summer, it appeared that four-star cornerback Jeffery Carter of Mansfield-Legacy, Texas was on the verge of committing to Alabama. Instead, he picked Texas A&M. But that didn't stop the Tide staff from pursuing the 6-0, 182-pound standout. And Bama's persistence paid off when Carter flipped his commitment to the Tide during his official visit last weekend.
Tide commitment Byron Young was among the prep stars who officially visited campus this past weekend. The 6-4, 281-pound defensive lineman from West Jones HS in Laurel, Mississippi enjoyed himself at the Capstone.
Offensive lineman Jonah Williams, defensive lineman Quinnen Williams, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and defensive back Deionte Thompson earned All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the Associated Press on Monday. Center Ross Pierschbacher and wide receiver Jerry Jeudy joined the quartet on the AP team.
The honor is the third national player of the year recognition for the sophomore signal-caller.
Longtime Tide commitment Pierce Quick was among a small but stellar group of official visitors at UA this weekend. The 6-5, 280-pound offensive lineman from Hewitt-Trussville HS in Trussville had an outstanding time in Tuscaloosa.
Were it not for 17-year old Kira Lewis, Alabama basketball would be in a world of hurt. After blowing a 19-point first half lead against Arizona in Coleman Coliseum, it was beginning to look a lot like Georgia State 2.0.
'Scooby' flips to AlabamaFor the past two months TI has reported that Alabama was in strong position to flip Mansfield, Texas four-star cornerback Jeffery 'Scooby' Carter from Texas A&M. Carter, who is in Tuscaloosa this weekend on an official visit, announced via twitter tonight that he had indeed switched to the Tide. Carter is the second elite prospect to flip to Bama this evening. Five-star safety Daxton Hill flipped from Michigan to Alabama earlier tonight.
What’s understood don’t need to be explained💯 RESPECT MY DECISION! pic.twitter.com/v1iNZM6JfK— Scooby (@jcarter2133) December 9, 2018
Five-star safety Daxton Hill flips to AlabamaOn Friday, TI alerted Bama fans to keep an eye on five-star safety Daxton Hill. As we reported, a strong source in Oklahoma told us that the Tulsa-Washington standout was taking a step back from his commitment to Michigan to reconsider Alabama. This afternoon, Hill announced via twitter that he had flipped to the Tide. Hill is the nation's top safety.
Respect it💯 pic.twitter.com/4jalHMrF50— Dirty30 (@daxhill5) December 8, 2018
Make your predictions before the start of the men's basketball game against Arizona Sunday at noon.
Avery Johnson and his 5-3 Alabama basketball team know they’ve got their hands full when Arizona (7-2, with losses only to Gonzaga and Auburn) comes calling Sunday in Coleman Coliseum. Here are some snippets of what they had to say going into the noon contest.
The Tide staff is expecting to host an excellent group of visitors this weekend in Tuscaloosa. Here's a quick look at some of those slated to be in town.
Tua leads Bama stars in racking up major awards
Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, linebacker Eyabi Anoma, defensive lineman Phidarian Mathis and defensive back Patrick Surtain II were named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team, the league office announced Thursday. The team was voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own players.
Jamey DuBose won state titles at Prattville as both an assistant to current UAB Coach Bill Clark and as the head coach. He won one Wednesday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium at the expense of Taulia Tagovailoa and the Thompson Warriors. Final from the Plains: Central 52, Thompson 7. Here are some observations.
Tua Tagovailoa was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year while Jalen Waddle was selected as the SEC Freshman of the Year. Hale Hentges was tabbed the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Jonah Williams rounded out the quartet, receiving the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, which is presented to the league’s top offensive lineman.
There are no excuses for blowing a 22-point home lead with 18-and-a-half minutes to go in a game. Somehow, Avery Johnson’s Alabama Crimson Tide managed to do just that and lost 83-80 to Georgia State a home. How?