Last year’s #ROLL1N9 recruiting class got some big assists in recruiting from the early commits like Pierce Quick and others who blanketed social media with the virtues of signing with the Crimson Tide. They also showed up for every home game, bonding together early to help recruit undecided prospects who were on official visits.
This year, Alabama is getting recruitment help from another indispensable source: the Bama Mommas.
Malachi Moore’s mother Penny is one of the ringleaders of the Mommas, bonding the mothers together to support their sons college pursuits.
Many Most Basically all college football programs push the cliche of “family” (and in some cases “fambly” when it doesn’t ring true). What these ladies are doing is a true showing of support, welcoming and belonging. Mrs. Moore and the others have come to call the other recruits “nephews” and they are just as proud of them as they would be blood nephews.
Welcome home @javiocohen!!! We just gained another 2020 momma!!! @_PhillipWebb_ we need another 2020 momma!!!! Tell my sis, Angela, I miss her already!!! We love our nephews! #2020Moms #RTR ❤️ pic.twitter.com/oqcwm3NRqL— Penny Moore, NBCT (@aka_pmoe) December 11, 2019
Tereon Anderson, mother of WkDE Will Anderson No. 78 overall player, AJC AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year.
A real leader don't lead people by what he say to them; he lead them by what they see him do. Thank you Coach Saban for taking the time to come and visit our home. Thanks for the opportunity to show you all the same hospitality provided to us every time we are home! ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/Ohlutjnnp7— Tereon Anderson (@sweetteathatsme) December 12, 2019
Sharon Branch, mother of high 4-star safety Brian Branch, No. 58:
Coach Saban and Coach Kelly are at home at #SandyCreek! #RollTide pic.twitter.com/tVsB0ULR3w— Sharon Branch (@TheFlyestBranch) December 12, 2019
Thank you #UnivAlabama for another phenomenal time spent at our home away from home! We had a blast and I will be singing Midnight Train to ******* at the next karaoke party if #CoachKelly sings Candy Girl #RollTide pic.twitter.com/HfySam6Xvt— Sharon Branch (@TheFlyestBranch) December 16, 2019
Krisse Story, mother of 4-star QB/S Kristian Story, Gatorade Alabama Football Player of the Year:
Ain’t no switching up♥️ #werolling #thestorycontinues #itsupanditsstuck pic.twitter.com/7vbh0U8mFc— Krisse Story (@krisse_story) December 10, 2019
You can see the kind of effect it has on the sons:
Had a great Official Visit this weekend! Thank you to The University of Alabama for having us... can’t wait to enroll Jan 5th ❤️ #RollTide pic.twitter.com/O5yoAdoBix— Kinggchi (@malachi_moore13) December 10, 2019
4-star WR Thaiu Jones-Bell, No. 101.
Welcome To The Family Nick! RTR pic.twitter.com/1z2xOZPxue— 7 (@ssnapppp) December 6, 2019
Jah-Marien Latham and Kristian Story:
These boys are about to light it up at Bama! @Zebbo_32 @kks___4 #2020Vision pic.twitter.com/JiKb61VU52— Krisse Story (@krisse_story) December 14, 2019
Getting the moms on-board is always big when it comes to recruiting. Nobody is better at the in-home than Nick Saban.
Uncommitted 4-star WR Arain Smith:
Great home visit with Coach Saban @CoachJeffBanks @CoachBahler @Baker77Nikki @KennethOsteen2 Rolltideee‼️ pic.twitter.com/YVD9N1X1Hm— Arian Smith (@ArianSmith2) December 6, 2019
Uncommitted 4-star OLB Phillip Webb:
We loved spending last weekend with you and your mom! You are going to be awesome wherever you go but I hope ROLL TIDE!!! @_PhillipWebb_ pic.twitter.com/sI3tXuA3vX— Penny Moore, NBCT (@aka_pmoe) December 13, 2019
More Penny Moore!
Let the good times roll!! pic.twitter.com/idnUsnU3BE— Penny Moore, NBCT (@aka_pmoe) December 8, 2019
My nephew @kks___4 can play any position, right sis @krisse_story https://t.co/C6LGgHoiiH— Penny Moore, NBCT (@aka_pmoe) December 14, 2019