Alabama National Signing Day Open Thread: Part II

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Already some surprises: Tennessee taking a long-held QB from the Sun Devils, even as Urban Meyer wrecks the Vols' future secondary by flipping Vonn Bell. Montravius Adams and Carl Lawson to Auburn. Florida, as expected, is racking up. Mizzou is...well, they need some help at this game. Ole Miss continues their excellent class, most recently picking up South Panola DB Tony Conner

Closer to home, Alabama retains Altee Tenpenny despite a hard push by the new Razorbacks junta. Upcoming announcements to watch:

  • Dee Liner is scheduled to make his announcement at 11 a.m. CT live on ESPNU. Liner is a consensus four star recruit and is considered one of the elite DTs in this class. He also has the distinction of being the best named recruit in the country this year. Liner is technically choosing between the Tide, Miami, and Auburn, but it seems to be a foregone conclusion among most that Bama will be the team to land his signature. -- UPDATE: SIGNED BY BAMA
  • A'Shawn Robinson will sign his LOI at 12 p.m. CT. Robinson is a 5 star OT out of Fort Worth, Texas that was a long-time commitment for the Longhorns. Saban made a strong push down the stretch for the star OT, personally taking a trip to Texas last week. Reports surfaced Saturday that Robinson informed Texas at an in-home visit that the Tide would get his signature. It looks like Bama will steal one of the best players in Texas and one of the best OTs in the country right out from under Mack's nose.
  • Alvin Kamara is scheduled to make his announcement at 2:35 p.m. CT live on ESPNU. Kamara is a RB prospect out of Georgia that will be choosing between Bama and UGA. Bama seems to have a good chance to get the nod, but the absurd depth at RB can't be helping us with this one.
  • Eddie Vanderdoes - One of the biggest prizes of the day will also have one of the longest waits. Eddie will announce his decision at 5 p.m. PST (7 p.m CT). Vanderdoes is an elite DT that has the size (6'3" 310 lbs) and skill to make an immediate impact wherever he ends up. Eddie is officially considering USC, Notre Dame, UCLA, Washington, and Bama, though USC is thought to have been eliminated from consideration. Eddie visited the Capstone over the weekend, and by his own account, the trip went swimmingly. Hard not to feel pretty good about this one given how glowingly he has spoken of Bama, but the great distance from his hometown is enough to make this a 50-50 proposition at best.

Remember to check out SBN's Recruiting homepage throughout the day for up-to-date news on the national headlines related to National Signing Day.

Signed Letters of Intent Received in Tuscaloosa

Cooper Bateman (Early Enrollment)

Leon Brown (Early Enrollment)

Raheem Falkins (Early Enrollment)

Derrick Henry (Early Enrollment)

Brandon Hill (Early Enrollment)

O.J. Howard (Early Enrollment)

Parker McLeod (Early Enrollment)

Letters of Intent received, as of 11:10 CST:

Eddie Jackson

Tyren Jones

Robert Foster

Jonathan Allen

Tim Williams

Darius Paige

Jonathan Cook

ArDarius Stewart

Grant Hill

Anthony Averett

Cole Mazza

Maurice Smith

Dee Liner


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