In case you are not familiar with the recruiting process, it is an on-going operation that never ends. Game days during the fall are always big for unofficial visits but players do not get to spend as much time with coaches for obvious reasons. Spring, however, is an ideal time for recruits to check out how practices and programs are run.
A lot of these young prospects have quite a dilemma on their hands this Saturday as both Alabama (1pm CT) and Auburn (2pm CT) will be having their spring game.
Several 2015 recruits as well as a few from 2016 and 2017 will be at Alabama's A-Day as well as those who have already committed for 2015. Below are a few highlights of confirmed 2015 visitors:
|Daron Payne||DT||Birmingham, AL||5||Top prospect in the state of Alabama, #11 in the nation.|
|Minkah Fitzpatrick||CB||Jersey City, NJ||5||I REALLY like Bama's chances of getting this elite CB. Match him with Tony Brown and Marlon Humphrey and the future looks bright at corner.|
|Damien Harris||RB||Berea, KY||5||The nation's top-rated RB for 2015.|
||WR/S||Hogansville, GA||4/5||UGA commit second trip to T-town in April.|
|Alex Ofodile||WR||Columbia, MO||4||Top prospect in the state of Missouri.*|
|Darrell Williams||OLB||Hoover, AL||4||11 tackles in State Championship game; grew up an Alabama fan
|QB||Albuquerque, NM||4||Top prospect in the state of New Mexico, 10th ranked Pro-style QB overall.|
|Shawn Burgess-Becker||WR/S||Pompano Beach, FL||4||Monarch HS Teammates, close friends may be a package deal|
|Calvin Ridley||WR||Pompano Beach, FL||4/5||Monarch HS Teammates; Top 4 WR|
|Nick Gibson||RB||Pinson Valley, AL||4||Rushed for 2,205 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior.|
||4||Top Mississippi prospect. 100 tackles, 5 sacks, 4 caused fumbles, 7 QB hurries, 1 INT in 2013.|
||DE||Atlanta, GA||4||On the cusp of being a 5 star.
||DE||Nashville, TN||4||Return trip to Tuscaloosa.
||DE||Olney, MD||3/4||Another great athlete out of the WDC area.
||WR||Maimi, FL||4||West Virginia commit.
||WkDE||Raleigh, NC||4||89 tackles, 13 sacks, 1 INT in 2013.
||4||235 tackles, 29 TFL, 13 sacks, 1 INT in the last two seasons.
||TE||Pine Bluff, AR||4||Good mobility for his 6-foot-4, 247-pound frame.
||RB||Hoover, AL||3/4||1,305 yards and 22 TDs in 2013. Is there room for him at Bama?
||WkDE||Hoover, AL||4||Likely move to outside linebacker.
* It is interesting to note that Mizzou is having their spring game at the same time as A-Day.
Also of note, 4-star TE Hale Hentges of Jefferson City, MO was in town on Wednesday.
CLASS OF 2014
COMMITTED TO ALABAMA
Mekhi Brown WkDE 6-6/230 Carver (Columbus, GA)
Desherrius Flowers RB 6-1/212 Vigor (Mobile, AL)
Deionte Thompson S 6-2/181 West Orange-Stark (Orange, TX)
Richie Petitbon OG 6-4/301 Gonzaga (Washington, DC)
Jonathan Ledbetter SDE 6-4/265 Tucker (Tucker, GA)
Lester Cotton OG 6-4/325 Central Sch (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Daylon Charlot WR 6-0/177 Patterson (Patterson, LA)
Dallas Warmack OG 6-2/306 Mays (Atlanta, GA)
Montrell Custis CB 6-0/175 Lovejoy (Hampton, GA)
Anfernee Jennings WkDE 6-3/257 Dadeville (Dadeville, AL)
We have a commitments!
4-star wide receiver Calvin Ridley (6-2/170) of Monarch High School in Pompano Beach, FL has just Tweeted his commitment:
I am now committing to the university of Alabama 🐘🐘🐘🐘💯🏈 pic.twitter.com/mgrhK7qnX3— c.o.r boyz (@ridley_calvin) April 19, 2014
Ridley caught 41 passes in 2013 for 1,131 yards and 12 touchdowns. Rivals ranks him 5-stars and as the #1 overall WR. 247 and ESPN have his at #3 with 4 stars.
Monarch HS teammate and good friend Shawn Burgess-Becker has committing as well.