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The Bama Blitz: A-Day Approaching

With A-Day coming up, recruiting is starting to pick up. Let's look at the top news from this week.

Denny Chimes

2019 defensive end and Tennessee native Joseph Anderson has picked up an offer from the Tide. Anderson is a powerful, quick end who can make an immediate difference on the line. Anderson is one of the top underclassmen in the early 2019 rankings. Expect Alabama to be in it until the end—with the Volunteers being the lead dog.

Chances Alabama lands Anderson: Medium

Top 2018 target and 4-star QB Tanner McKee recently visited Tuscaloosa. McKee is an accomplished student-athlete, holding a 4.2 GPA in his high school career thus far. The 6’6” gunslinger from California holds over 20 Power-5 offers. He is Alabama’s top QB target for 2018.

Chances Alabama lands McKee: Medium-High

The Midwest, particularly Wisconsin, is known for its large and talented lineman, and Minnesota is no different. The 2019 OT has picked up a huge offer from Alabama. Carroll holds over 10 power five offers, as well as Auburn, Arkansas and Florida State. Alabama looks to be in the drivers seat for the 6’6” lineman who visited this week.

Chances Alabama lands Carroll: High

Georgia native and highly touted 2020, yes 2020, LB Kevin Swint picked up his 7th offer from Alabama. The 6’3” outside linebacker plays physical, strong and fast. Coach Saban offered him on his visit to Tuscaloosa this week. Georgia looks to be the favorite.

Chances Alabama lands Swint: Low-Medium

In-state DE and 4-star prospect Coynis Miller recently visited Alabama’s spring practice. The 2018 prospect is planning to decide between Auburn and Alabama. He holds over 10 offers.

Chances Alabama lands Miller: Medium

The highly-touted, dual-threat QB Adrian Martinez has picked up a huge offer from the Tide. The Cal commit says he could see himself at Alabama and fitting into Bama’s system.

Chances Alabama lands Martinez: Low-Medium

2018 brothers, Justin and Jayson Ademilola, have picked up Alabama offers. The two brothers are both 4-star recruits and have both been committed to Notre Dame for some time now. Don’t expect anything to happen here.

Chances Alabama lands the Ademilola brothers: Low

2018 4-star DE and Alabama native Jalen Cunningham visited Alabama this week. Jalen has taken many visits to Tuscaloosa this year, making him one of Alabama’s top targets. Expect Alabama to close in on Cunningham soon.

Chances Alabama lands Cunningham: High

2018 3-star DT and Miami, Ohio native Tyler Bentley has picked up his 22nd offer from the Tide. Bentley is a large defensive tackle, at 6’3” 295 and would be a great addition to the line, but Kentucky has been the long time leader for Bentley’s services. Alabama doesn't look to be a factor here.

Chances Alabama lands Bentley: Low

2018 4-star LB Amari Gainer has took his 2nd visit to Alabama. The explosive LB from Tallahassee has a top two of Alabama and Florida State. Gainer holds 19 offers, including numerous SEC offers.

Chances Alabama lands Gainer: Medium-High

Big time QB and 4-star Alabama Native James Foster has picked up his childhood dream offer from The Tide. The 6’3” dual-threat QB has a top list of Missouri, Alabama, Gerogia and Tennessee. Expect Alabama to continue to push hard for Foster’s services.

5-star QB and top 20 player nationally Emory Jones has visited Alabama for this first time. The OSU commit picked up an Alabama offer last month and just took the next step in the process by coming to see Tuscaloosa. Jones is an electric playmaker. I wouldn’t get your hopes up though.

Chances Alabama lands Jones: Low

2018 CB and Georgia native Jaycee Horn made his first trip down to T-Town. The 6’1” cornerback plays with speed and instincts. Horn holds an Alabama offer, as well as about 16 other offers. Alabama should be able to close out on Horn.

Chances Alabama lands Horn: Medium-High

Elite 2019 playmaker and WR Arjei Henderson has picked up an offer from Alabama. The Texas native holds over 30 offers and is committed to Oklahoma. Henderson will just likely stay put and stay committed to Oklahoma.

Chances Alabama lands Henderson: Low