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Alabama Football Recruiting Update: Visitors For A-Day Game

A bevy of top prospects will descend on Tuscaloosa.

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Alabama’s A-Day Spring Game will have an impressive list of visitors, highlighted by 5-stars Darnell Wright, Clay Webb, Ishmael Sopsher.

COMMITTED

Six of Bama’s eight 2019 commits will be in town - which is always a good sign. Of the two who have not been confirmed, 4-star ILB Shane Lee (Baltimore, MD) just committed a few days ago after an unofficial visit last weekend. No word on 4-star ATH/S Brandon Turnage (Oxford, MS) who has been making unofficial visits to MSU and OM since committing in December.

Below are are the committed who will be at A-Day with my IMHOs:

  • Pierce Quick, 5-star OT, Hewitt-Trussville, AL - LOCK
  • King Mwikuta, 4-star OLB, LaGrange, GA - Very strong commit.
  • Christian Williams, 4-star CB, Daphne, AL - LOCK
  • Brendan Gant, 4-star S, Lakeland, FL - Derrick Ansley recruit. May be looking around but visiting is a good sign.
  • Paul Tyson, 4-star QB, Hewitt-Trussville, AL - LOCK
  • Rashad Cheney, 4-star DT, Ellenwood, GA - Very strong.
  • Jackson Bratton, 2020 4-star LB, Muscle Shoals, AL - LOCK
  • Javier Morton, 2020 4-star CB, Stone Mountain, GA - Heavily recruited by others but looking good.

GRAD TRANSFER

Alabama still has room to add a few to the Class of 2018. Jay Hayes was a starting defensive end at Notre Dame but has chosen to grad-transfer for his senior season. Although he committed to Oklahoma last Sunday, he will be in Tuscaloosa on Saturday. In 2018, he had 13 solos, 14 assists, 1 sack, 3.5 TFL, 4 QBH and a safety. Hayes is originally from Brooklyn, NY.

VISITORS

Here is just a partial list of 2019 prospects expected at the Capstone on Saturday (subject to change):

  • Ishmael Sopsher, 5-star DT, Amite, LA - 247sports Comp’s #4 overall.
  • Clay Webb, 5-star C, Oxford, AL - #11 overall.
  • Darnell Wright, 5-star tackle, Huntington, WV - #20 overall.
  • Amari Kight, 4-star OT, Alabaster, AL - #112 is back again.
  • Taulia Tagovailoa, 4-star QB, Alabaster, AL - back again.
  • Mohamoud Diabate, 4-star LB, Auburn, AL - US Army All-Star invitee.
  • Jerrion Ealy, 4-star RB, Flowood, MS - tenuously committed to Ole Miss, has visited T-town multiple times.
  • John Emery, 4-star RB, Destrehan, LA - #76 overall.
  • Daxton Hill, 4-star S, Tulsa, OK - #27 overall.
  • Siaki Ika, 4-star DT, Salt Lake City, UT - already arrived in town.
  • Braylen Ingraham, 4-star DE, Fort Lauderdale, FL - teammate of the below.
  • Jordan Battle, 4-star S, Fort Lauderdale, FL - teammate of above.
  • Jaylen McCollough, 4-star S, Powder Springs, GA - #89 overall.
  • George Pickens, 4-star WR, Hoover, AL - #111 committed to Auburn but still visiting other schools.
  • Rian Davis, 4-star OLB, Apopka, FA
  • Tanner Bowles, 4-star tackle, Glasgow, KY
  • Jalyn Phillips, 4-star S, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Isaiah Rutherford, 4-star CB, Carmichael, CA
  • Lloyd Summerall, 4-star LB/DE, Auburndale, FL
  • Jarrian Jones, 4-star S, Flowood, MS - committed to Oklahoma on Monday.
  • Howard Allen, 3-star tackle, Jacksonville, FL
  • DJ Dale, 3-star DT, Pinson, AL - from Clay-Chalkville.
  • Will Reichard, 3-star PK, Hoover, AL - nation’s #1 Kicker

2020 VISITORS

  • Jayson Jones, 5-star DT, Calera, AL - 247’s #28 overall, supposed to commit July 4.
  • Roydell Williams, 4-star RB, Hueytown, AL
  • Malachi Moore, 4-star CB, Hewitt-Trussville, AL - teammates of Paul Tyson and Pierce Quick.
  • Dazalin Worsham, 4-star WR, Hewitt-Trussville, AL - COMMITTED on Friday! All Your Hewitt-Trussville Recruits Are Belong To Us!

It should be mentioned that all these visits are unofficial visits. This means, recruits are not reimbursed for any travel expenses. If a prospect is traveling from places like West Virginia, California and Utah with a family member and/or coach in tow, they must be serious about their visit.