The Under Armour All-American Game is set to start here in just about thirty minutes, and this game will feature a heavy Alabama flair. Six current 'Bama commitments will be in action tonight, namely Eddie Williams, Chris Black, Reggie Ragland, Amari Cooper, Dakota Ball, and Brandon Greene.
Arguably more important, though, three Crimson Tide recruiting targets are expected to announce their decisions tonight. Heavily-recruited Maryland athlete Cyrus Jones is expected to commit to Alabama, while Mississippi jack linebacker / defensive end Channing Ward is largely expected to remain in-state, even though he does have the Tide in consideration. The biggest name of the night, however, is undoubtedly south Louisiana safety prospect Landon Collins, who is expected to announce in the fourth quarter tonight between Alabama and LSU. His recruitment has turned into almost a laughingstock with the uncertainty on both sides, and your guess is as good as mine as to where he announces to tonight. Hope for the best, of course, but clearly getting an elite player out of this area of the country is exceedingly difficult.
Kickoff is at 6:30 Central and the game will be televised on ESPN live from Tampa, so chime in here with all of your thoughts and comments on the action and the announcements.