As we do every year at this point, TI has spoken to a few sources about some of the young players who have made strong impressions during the workouts and the 7-on-7 sessions.
Kadarius Calloway, a 6-0, 210-pound athlete/safety from Philadelphia, MS announced on Twitter tonight that he was flipping from Mississippi State to Alabama.
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Monday morning Bama football discussionRodney joined host Gary Harris on Tide 100.9 in Tuscaloosa to discuss Alabama sports. Here is that interview.
First it was "Oh, Canada!" when the University of Alabama Men's Basketball Program added combo forward Keon Ambrose-Hylton of Andrews Osborne Academy in Willoughby, Ontario, and later fellow Canadian Joshua Primo of Royal Crown Academy in Toronto. Now "Vive la France!" will also ring out inside Coleman Coliseum this coming season with the addition of stretch four Alex Tchikou (Chee-Koo) of Paris.
Welcome to the 2020 edition of The Firecracker Five, a Fourth of July special update started six years ago in which we pick five prospects likely to choose the Tide. Two years ago, we hit on four out of five picks. Last year, we fizzled a bit, but we did hit on the biggest prediction of all, that five-star QB Bryce Young would flip from USC to Alabama. In terms of star ratings, this year's Firecracker Five might be the most impressive ever.
It's July and Alabama is burning up the recruiting trail. That's quite a change from a few months ago when fans were in a panic over Bama's slow start.
Bama football: Recruiting, Covid-19 & moreRodney joined hosts John Longshore and Barry McKnight on WMSP in Montgomery to discuss the latest on Alabama football. Here is that interview.
Momma I'm on Forbes ! RTR 🐘 pic.twitter.com/PbYxqZelwN- Dallas Turner (@UnoErra) May 26, 2020
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In a TI update last week, we said that July might be a huge month for Alabama's 2021 recruiting class. TI stated that the month could start with a bang when four-star linebacker Dallas Turner announces his decision on July 1. Well, the party got started a few days early with the commitment of standout cornerback Devonta Smith of Cincinnati-LaSalle this evening.
Devonta Smith commits to AlabamaCincinnati-LaSalle cornerback Devonta Smith announced via Twitter his commitment to Alabama. The 5-11, 185-pounder has the versatility to play every spot in the secondary. Smith was previously committed to Ohio State. More later.
TI on Three Man Front on WJOXRodney joined hosts Pat Smith and Landrum Roberts on Three Man Front on WJOX in Birmingham to discuss Alabama football recruiting, grad transfer QB Logan Burnett & more.
Two years ago, a high school coach told TI that there was an upcoming ninth-grade linebacker at Mobile-Williamson with special potential. That linebacker was Robert Woodyard.
July could be a huge month for Alabama's 2021 class. And it might get started with a bang on July 1 when four-star outside linebacker Dallas Turner announces his decision.