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Alabama Football Recruiting Update: A-Day Visitors

Class of 2015

Who will be the future Tide stars?
Who will be the future Tide stars?

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:


Name Pos Hometown Stars Comments
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.
Terry Godwin
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
Zach Gentry 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.
Leo Lewis
OLB Brookhaven, MS
4 Top Mississippi prospect. 100 tackles, 5 sacks, 4 caused fumbles, 7 QB hurries, 1 INT in 2013.
Natrez Patrick
DE Atlanta, GA 4 On the cusp of being a 5 star.
Kyle Phillips
DE Nashville, TN 4 Return trip to Tuscaloosa.
Darius Fullwood
DE Olney, MD 3/4 Another great athlete out of the WDC area.
Jovon Durante
WR Maimi, FL 4 West Virginia commit.
Kengera Daniel
WkDE Raleigh, NC 4 89 tackles, 13 sacks, 1 INT in 2013.
Fletcher Adams
Brandon, MS
4 235 tackles, 29 TFL, 13 sacks, 1 INT in the last two seasons.
Will Gragg
TE Pine Bluff, AR 4 Good mobility for his 6-foot-4, 247-pound frame.
Bradrick Shaw
RB Hoover, AL 3/4 1,305 yards and 22 TDs in 2013. Is there room for him at Bama?
Christian Bell
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.


Many of the incoming 2014 freshman will be in the house as well including Rashaan Evans, Da'Shawn Hand, Marlon Humphrey, Bo Scarbrough, Christian Miller, Ronnie Clark, Joshua Casherand more.


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:

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.