With just 2 weeks left before the Feb 1 signing day, here are some updates:
The Tide sit at the top team ranking in Scout, Rivals and ESPN. Usually the Tide fair well in one or two, but this is the first time I can remember landing all three at the #1 ranking. This class has a BOATLOAD of talent to rival the 2008 class. Of course we have to see how it plays out on the field, but Saban has a very strong track record to date for translating potential into on-field production.
This will probably go down as one of the less dramatic (please no CK or BC type drama!!!) signing days unless there's some last minute shuffling due to signings we weren't expected to get.
FSU seems to be in the mix much more during the last 2 years with the 2012 class having the 2 biggest prospects probably making a signing day decision between the Tide and the Noles'.
1) Jameis Winston QB (current FSU verbal) - still being HEAVILY pursued by Bama and will have an in-home visit from the Saban coaching contingent, including the new OC. I still have this one as a long shot, based on his comments about bonding with the other FSU verbals at the UA All-America game - but who knows.
2) Eddie Goldman DT - A primary need for the Tide with the loss of Josh Chapman, all reports point to Goldman being a man child who can contribute immediately. He runs a 5.05 40 at 6'4" and 315 lbs. The other FSU vs. Bama battle.
3) Korren Kirven DT - Another DT who seems to be a late pursuit, could lead us to believe that Goldman is cooling on Bama. Another interesting tidbit is Kirven deciding between TN, Va Tech and BAMA. Kirven was hosted by TN last Sunday by one coach Lance Thompson. As I am sure most are aware, it has been speculated that Thompson is headed back to Bama.
4) Dorial Green-Beckham WR - Looking to be an ARKY, Mizzou or TX decision. If he's smart he'll play SEC ball as the jury's still out on the 'Horns.
Newcomers on campus for January enrollment: As previously mentioned in another thread, the following players are already on campus: Ryan Anderson (LB/DE), Deion Belue (DB), Chris Black (WR), Amari Cooper (WR), Travell Dixon (DB), Dillon Lee (LB), Alphonse Taylor (DT/OT), T.J. Yeldon (RB).