Eight Alabama commits will take part in the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game. The game will be played Jan. 1, 2017 in Orlando, FL, airing on ESPN at noon CT / 1pm ET.
TEAM ARMOUR (Dark uniforms):
#6 LB Dylan Moses (Baton Rouge, LA/IMG Academy) – Top 10 player overall.
#70 OT Alex Leatherwood (Pensacola, FL/Booker T. Washington High School) – Top 10 player overall.
#4 WR Jerry Jeudy (Deerfield Beach, FL/Deerfield Beach High School) – 5-star, Top 4 WR.
#96 DT Akial Byers (Fayetteville, AR/Fayetteville High School) – 4-star, top 10 DT.
#8 LB Markail Benton (Phenix City, AL/Central High School) – 4-star, top 5 OLB.
TEAM HIGHLIGHT (White uniforms):
#67 OG Jedrick Wills Lexington, KY/Lafayette High School) – 4-star, top 10 OT.
#4 LB Chris Allen (Baton Rouge, LA/Southern University Lab) – 4-star, top 10 OLB.
#10 S Daniel Wright (Fort Lauderdale, FL/Boyd Anderson High School) – 4-star, recent flip from FSU.
As always, some recruits will be announcing their commitment but none are expected to pick Alabama. Two outside possibilities:
- Xavier McKinney 6-1, 192-pound #5 safety from Roswell, GA is a Clemson lean. UPDATE: Picked BAMA! See the write-up here.
- Deangelo Gibbs 6-3, 205-pound #3 safety from Suwanee, GA is supposed to announce during the first break of the 3rd Quarter. He'll likely pick UGA but Bama has a shot at him. UPDATE: Picked UGA.
One interesting/odd/gaudy aspect of the game is that players will wear state-specific cleats: