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Alabama Football Recruiting: National Signing Day 2016 Live Chat & Open Thread

Join us for a live chat, open thread, continuous updates throughout the day. The #RoadTo17 begins with #NSD2016

Who wants to be immortal?
Who wants to be immortal?

Welcome to National Signing Day 2016. It should be quite an eventful day with so many unknowns. An unusually high number of Alabama targets have yet to publicly announce their school of choice.

We will be updating this page as each commitment rolls in. So, you may need to hit refresh a few times. Also, we will be posting individual profiles and write ups of Tide commitments as they come in.

Note: there will not be a Jumbo Package today. All of the Tide articles are about recruiting, and you have us, so what more do you need, really? While you're waiting on the NLIs to come rolling in, you can always check out our projections for the large, undecided Signing Class of 2016.


  1. Jonah Williams (Folsom, CA) OT 6'5"/280, 5-stars * EE
  2. Charles Baldwin (Windsor, CT/ASA College Brooklyn) OL 6'5"/305, 5-stars
  3. Jalen Hurts (Channelview, TX) QB 6'2"/196, 4-stars * EE
  4. Chris Owens (Arlington, TX) OG 6'4"/315, 4-stars * EE
  5. Miller Forristall (Cartersville, GA) TE 6'5"/215, 3-stars * EE
  6. T.J. Simmons (Pinson, AL) WR 6'1"/191, 3-stars * EE
  7. Shawn Jennings (Dadeville, AL) DB 6'2"/217, 3-stars * EE
  8. Christian Bell (Hoover, AL) LB, 3-stars greyshirt * EE
  9. Scott Lashley (West Point, MS) OL 6'6"/298, 4-stars (Surprise commitment yesterday.)
  10. Raekwon Davis (Meridian, MS) DT 6'7"/305, 4-stars (Reaffirmed commitment Monday.)
  11. Nigel Knott (Madison, MS) DB 6'0"/170, 4-stars (Committed Monday.)
  12. Quinnen Williams (Birmingham, AL) DT 6'4"/265, 4-stars (Committed in December.)
  13. Shyheim Carter (Kentwood, LA) CB 6'0"/177, 4-stars (Committed on NSD)
  14. Trevon Diggs (Gaithersburg, MD) WR 6'0"/188, 4-stars (Hard commit on Sunday.)
  15. Jared Mayden (Sachse, OK) CB 6'1"/190, 4-stars (Committed on NSD)
  16. Deonte Brown (Decatur, AL) OL 6'4"/320, 4-stars (Committed after SEC Championship.)
  17. Ben Davis (Gordo, AL) LB 6'3"/240, 5-stars (Committed on NSD)
  18. Joshua Jacobs (Tulsa, OK) RB 5'10"/200, 3-stars (Committed on NSD)
  19. Aaron Robinson (Deerfield Beach, FL) 3-stars CB flips from Florida to Bama.
  20. B.J. Emmons (Morganton, NC) RB 5'11"/205, 4-stars ** (Hard commit, see note below.)
  21. Kendell Jones (Killeen, TX) DT 6'4"/351, 4-stars (Committed in May 2015; has not wavered.)
  22. Lyndell 'Mack' Wilson (Montgomery, AL) LB 6'2"/220, 5-stars. (Committed on NSD)
  23. Terrell Hall (Washington, D.C.) DL 6'5"/250, high 4 stars (Committed on NSD)
  24. Jamar King (Ukiah, CA) DL 6'4"/285, 3 stars, JUCO. (Committed on NSD)
  25. Irvin Smith (New Orleans, LA) TE 6'4"/230, 3-stars (Committed on NSD)
  26. Is Nick Saban done? ***

* The first eight student-athletes on the list above are early enrollees who have begun classes at the University of Alabama and will be eligible to participate in spring practice with the Crimson Tide in 2016.

** Academic Issues:
B.J. Emmons - Needs a better ACT score to qualify. Reaffirmed commitment Saturday and plans to retest on Feb 6th. Otherwise, he is committed to Alabama.

*** Pending:
Demetris Robertson (Savannah, GA) ATH 5-stars - will not sign on NSD. He MAY take an official visit to Tuscaloosa in the coming week.

Preferred Walk-On:

3-star Placekicker Mitchell Wasson (Lassiter HS, Marietta, GA) accepts a preferred walk-on offer to Alabama.
3-star Long Snapper Scott Meyer (Blessed Trinity, HS, Atlanta, GA) accepts a preferred walk-on offer to Alabama.


College choice in Bold.

Faxed: Nigel Warrior, 4-star S, Suwanee, Ga. (Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, LSU)
Faxed: Mecole Hardman, 5-star ATH, Elberton, Ga. (Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State)
Faxed: Michail Carter, 4-star DL, Jackson, Ga. (Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Georgia Tech)
Faxed: Mykel Jones, 4-star WR, Patterson, La. (Alabama, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Tennessee)
Faxed: Shyheim Carter 4-star DB, Kentwood, La. (Alabama, Ole Miss, Miami)
Faxed: Tyler Simmons, 3-star WR, Powder Springs, Ga. (Alabama, Georgia, Miami)
Faxed: Jared Mayden, 4-star CB, Sachse, Texas (Alabama, Oklahoma)
Faxed: A.J. Brown, 4-star WR, Starkville, Miss. (Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State
Faxed: Kobe Jones, 4-star DL, Starkville, Miss. (Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State)
Faxed: Ben Davis, 5-star LB, Gordo (Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Notre Dame, Georgia)
Faxed: Dontavious Jackson, 4-star LB, Houston, Texas (Alabama, Texas, FSU)
Faxed: Jacob Mathis, 4-star TE, Tampa, FL (Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Ole Miss)
Faxed: Joshua Jacobs, 3-star RB, Tulsa, OK (Alabama, Oklahoma, Missouri)
Faxed: Ahmmon Richards, 4-star WR, West Palm Beach, Fla. (Alabama, Auburn, Miami)
Faxed: Landon Dickerson, 4-star OL, Hudson, N.C. (Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee)
Faxed: Lyndell 'Mack' Wilson, 5-star LB, Montgomery (Alabama, Georgia)
Faxed: Terrell Hall, 4-star DL, Washington, D.C. (Alabama, FSU, Maryland, Ole Miss)
Faxed: Derrick Brown, 5-star DL, Buford, Ga. (Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Tenn)
Faxed: Devin Asiasi, 4-star TE, Concord, Calif. (Alabama, Michigan, So Cal, Wash
Faxed: Irvin Smith, 3-star TE, New Orleans (Alabama, Texas, Memphis)
Faxed: Jack Jones, 5-star DB, Long Beach, CA. (Alabama, Texas A&M, So Cal)
Committed: Mique Juarez, 5-star LB, Torrance, CA. (Alabama, UCLA, BYU, Ole Miss)
Faxed: Jamar King, 3-star DL, Ukiah, CA, Mendocino CC (Alabama, Ohio State, UCF)  
Faxed: Jefferey Simmons, 4-star DL, Macon, MS (Alabama, Ole Miss, Miss State, Tennessee
Faxed: Jonathan Kongbo, DE/OLB @ Arizona Western CC Tennessee

* All times are tentative.

Brent (aka btbama22) and I will be here to bring you the latest news and supply instant analysis throughout the day.



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Ed. Note: A very special welcome and thank you to our newest contributors, Matt Speakman. Matt was kind enough yesterday, when we were all scrambling around getting pre-writers done and catching up on the news, to fully immerse himself by writing up some of these players and generally being another set of eyes and ears during the busiest time of the year here at Roll 'Bama Roll. We think you're going to love his work. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @speakmanmc. Look for some of his work today, and be sure to leave him some comments. We couldn't have done NSD2016 without him.