U.S. ARMY All-
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the Alamodome
Noon CT / 1pm ET – NBC
San Antonio, TX
Thirteen Alabama commits were on display on Friday at the Under Armour All-America Game with the Tide picking up verbal pledges from two 5-stars in Daron Payne and Kendall Sheffield. Saturday is a chance to see a few more future Crimson Tide players. They will all play for the EAST team.
Jersey #10 Mekhi Brown DE Columbus, GA (Carver) EAST - The 4-star from west Georgia powerhouse HS is considered a "soft" commit to the Crimson Tide. He is also eyeing Notre Dame with an outside shot by Louisville. He will visit Tuscaloosa January 23.
#23 Rico McGraw CB Antioch, TN (Ensworth School) EAST - This 4-star DB flipped from UGA to Bama this past summer. He played for perennial Tennessee power Ensworth and can play cornerback or safety.
#28 Desherrius Flowers RB Whistler, AL (Vigor) EAST - It wouldn't be a signing day if the Tide didn't get a badazz from Mobile, AL. This 4-star committed way back in April of 2013 and has not wavered. Flowers will enroll at the Capstone next week. That is him in the gif above.
#53 Dallas Warmack OL Atlanta, GA (Mays) EAST - Yep, he is the younger brother of former Bama All-American and current Tennessee Titans OL Chance Warmack. He is a consensus 4-star and a January enrollee. (For the record, Chance was a 3-star)
Other to keep an eye on:
#73 Chidi Valentine-Okeke OT Ludowici, GA (Faith Baptist Christian Academy) WEST - In 2014, Bama signed five offensive linemen, stockpiling a nice young group of OL to go with the likes of Grant Hill and Bradley Bozeman. The 2015 class has commitments from Dallas Warmack, Matt Womack plus Under Armour participants Brandon Kennedy, Lester Cotton and Richie Petitbon. Does Alabama have a need to add one more OL? I have to wonder if priorities lay in other positions. This 4-star from southeast Georgia is considering BAMA, LSU, Auburn, UGA, and FSU.
#7 CeCe Jefferson DL Macclenny, FL (Baker County) EAST - This 5-star has long been thought to be a battle between Florida and FSU with Bama in the wings. However as has become the norm under Hugh Freeze's regime, Ole Miss has come out of nowhere and mysteriously grabbed his attention for some reason (Laremy Tunsil anyone?). Jefferson is likely a long shot to select Bama but... ya never know.
#85 K.J. Hill WR North Little Rock, AR WEST - Hill is a soft commit to Arkansas who still holds high interest in Alabama. He goes to the same high school that current Bama running back Altee Tenpenny attended.
Also, for curiosity's sake is this guy who de-committed from Alabama and oddly dropped down the rankings soon after, losing a rating star:
#18 Ricky Town QB Thousand Oaks, CA (St. Bonaventure) WEST - 4-star Southern Cal commit.
It was all for the better because I think Bama got a better QB in Blake Barnett.