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Alabama Football 2015: Freshmen Report to Fall Training

The summer and fall freshman enrollees are officially on the Alabama roster.

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After months of waiting, those hardcore fans lurking out there finally have the official jersey numbers and sizes of all of the freshmen from the 2015 class. Rather than boring you with my ramblings, here's a quick list:

Running Back

34-Damien Harris 5'11" 205

31-Xavian Marks 5'11" 210

Wide Receiver

4-Daylon Charlot 6'0" 195

3-Calvin Ridley 6'1" 188

16-Richard Mullaney 6'3" 208

Tight End

84-Hale Hentges 6'5" 235

Offensive Line

77-Matt Womack 6'7" 315

66-Lester Cotton 6'4" 315

72-Richie Petitbon 6'4" 315

Defensive Line

94-Daron Payne 6'2" 315


48-Mekhi Brown 6'5" 240

18-Keaton Anderson 6'1" 220

40-Joshua McMillon 6'3" 240

17-Adonis Thomas 6'2" 228

Defensive Back

11-Kendell Sheffield 6'0" 185

29-Minkah Fitzpatrick 6'1" 195

27-Shawn Burgess-Becker 6'1" 205

Some Quick Notes:

  • The first glaring thing I noticed was the size of recent enrollee running back, Xavian Marks. The sophomore was listed by most to be somewhere around the 5'7" 150 range when he signed his LOI to the Tide, but is now listed at 5'11" 210. Someone grew.
  • Defensive end Anfernee Jennings is not listed on the roster. I have not heard anything about him not qualifying, so he is a mystery at the moment.
  • The other Marks brother, who supposedly joined the team as a preferred walk-on at the same time as Xavian, is also not listed.
  • Shawn Burgess-Becker is 20 pounds heavier than he was listed in high school. If he wants to be a hard hitting safety, this is good.
  • Daron Payne is almost 30 pounds lighter than his high school weight. According to, Payne is already competing with Derrick Henry for the top weightlifter on the team. He could be a special one.
  • Matt Womack is really tall.
  • While his height was never in question, the weight of Mekhi Brown fluctuated greatly depending on the website you looked at over his time as a high schooler. He was listed anywhere from 215-250 pounds. As a LB/DL hybrid type player, its good to see he's officially reported in at 240, and will probably add more weight soon.
  • The much-ballyhooed receiver, Calvin Ridley, has put 20 pounds onto his slight high school frame, and might actually be solid enough now to contribute as a freshman.
  • Daylon Charlot will wear #4. As a personal thing, I actually like Charlot more than his top-rated counterpart, Ridley. He's an unnaturally fast and graceful athlete in the slot and on returns. Maybe it is the nostalgia in me, but I see a slight resemblance to a former Tide #4, Tyrone Prothro.
  • All three summer enrollees on the offensive line are exactly 315 pounds. We know what size Saban likes there.

Fan day's open practice is this Sunday, August 9th. I will be there watching, and will mostly focus on these players (and the early enrollees from the spring), so tune back in to RBR Sunday evening or Monday for a practice scouting report on all the newcomers.