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Recruiting Update: U.S. Army All-American Football Game

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Potential Bama players will be on display + Early Enrollees update.

Raekwon Davis.
Raekwon Davis.
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Last weekend, the Under Armour All-America Football Game took place(read Brent's recap here). Four Alabama commits competed in that game. This week, the U.S. Army All-American Football Game takes center stage with only one Crimson Tide commit participating, but MANY others who have the Tide on their list.

The commit is 4 star DT Raekwon Davis from Meridian, MS. Being from the Magnolia state, one never knows how solid his commitment is. Alabama has a difficult time hanging on to Mississippians for some reason. He will take his official visit to T-town on January 29. Davis is a massive 6'7"/315 earthmover with excellent quickness off the ball. He will wear a yellow #99 jersey for the West team.

ALABAMA TARGETS

Most of these guys will wear black jerseys for the East team except where noted with an asterisk (*).

No. Name Pos. High School Location Comments
4 Mecole Hardman DB Elbert County High School Elberton, GA 5-star; Top-ranked WR; Bama, UGA, Tenn.
5 Demetris Robertson WR Savannah Christian Pre Savannah, GA 5-star; decommitted from Bama; UGA, Stanf, Ohio St, many more.
18 Isaac Nauta TE IMG Academy Bradenton, FL 5-star; #1 TE; UGA lean with Bama & Michigan.
90 Derrick Brown DL Lanier High School Buford, GA 5-star; Top 10 overall; UGA lean with Bama, Aub, Miss St, Tenn.
8 Nigel Warrior DB Peachtree Ridge High School Suwanee, GA 4-star; Bama, LSU, Tenn, UGA; official visit Jan 22.
82 Ahmmon Richards WR Wellington High School West Palm Beach, FL 4-star; Bama, Aub, Mia, Tenn; official visit Jan 22.
94 Jeffery Simmons DL Noxubee High School Macon, MS 4-star; Bama might be a longshot against OM, MSU; official visit Jan 22.
83 * Tyler Vaughns WR Bishop Amat High School La Puente, CA 5-star; #2 WR; Soft verbal to SoCal; official visit Jan 22.
3 * Jack Jones DB Long Beach Poly High School Long Beach, CA 4-star; SoCal, UCLA, TAMU; official visit Jan 15.

Also of note:

  • Isaac Nauta is expected to announce during the game. My prediction: UGA.
  • Some recruiting experts seem to think that 4-star TE Devin Asiasi might come to Bama. I am less optimistic than most of them. It will be tough to pull him out of the west coast (Concord, CA) but at least he will visit the Capstone (Jan. 22). He will wear #16 in yellow.
  • There is talk of 4-star Oklahoma City offensive lineman Tramonda Moore looking the Tide along with Oklahoma, Okie State, and Oregon, but I'd be surprised to see him leave the state. Yellow jersey #54 for the West.
  • The Georgia Quarterback Messiah Jacob Eason (Lake Stevens, WA) will play for the East team for some reason, wearing black #10.
  • The Gators are hoping that Feleipe Franks (Crawfordville, FL) is their quarterback of the future. He will don #12 for the East in black.
  • Louisville QB commit Jawon Pass (black jersey #16) will also call signals for the East.
  • Ole Miss QB commit Shea Patterson will line up in yellow #7.
  • The coaching staffs are made up of high school coaches.
  • This should be a much more competitive game then the UA All-Am game was.

This exhibition airs Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at Noon/1PM from San Antonio, TX on NBC.

EARLY ENROLLEES

We might as well put 4-star QB Jalen Hurts on the roster. The early enrollee is already practicing with the Tide on the scout team mimicing Clemson's Deshaun Watson. Early enrollees can practice with the team in Tuscaloosa, but cannot travel with the team to Arizona.

Also reporting early:

  • 5-star OT Charles Baldwin #1 juco player, signed LOI.
  • 5-star OT Jonah Williams, the nation's #3 lineman for 2016, seen participating in drills.
  • 4-star OG Chris Owens, participated in the Under Armour game.
  • 3-star TE Miller Forristall, on campus and practicing.
  • 3-star WR T.J. Simmons, 47 rec, 1228 yds, 20 TD for Clay-Chalkville this past fall.
  • LB Christian Bell who took a greyshirt this fall, seen participating in drills.
  • Uncomfirmed EE - 3-star ATH  Shawn Jennings, brother of Bama LB Anfernee Jennings who took a redshirt this season.

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