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RBR Predicts the Final 2019 Alabama NSD Signings

With so many prospects and so few remaining slots, who rolls with the Tide? Our staff weighs in.

Not many people saw this one coming.

With two days remaining until Nick Saban puts a few more cherries on top of this 2019 sundae, one thing is certain: Alabama is once again king of recruiting. The Crimson Tide has already clinched the top recruiting class, even if they do not sign another player. But that is not the plan. Alabama has perhaps as many as six more scholarships available to hand out, maybe more depending on certain circumstances. However, they have about 14 prospects that they were still recruiting through the weekend. #BamaProblems.

With the Dead Period that started Monday and will last through Thursday, coach recruiting comes to a halt.

Brent, Josh, and CB969 have their predictions below:

PLAYER CB969 BRENT JOSH
Khris Bogle DE (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Alabama Alabama Alabama
Jerrion Ealy RB (Flowood, MS) Ole Miss Ole Miss Clemson
Quashon Fuller DE (Lehigh Acres, FL) FSU FSU FSU
Daniel Heimuli ILB (Menlo Park, CA) Washington Washington Washington
Nathan Pickering DL (Seminary, MS) Miss State Miss State Miss State
Keilan Robinson RB (Washington, DC) Alabama Alabama Alabama
Brett Seither, TE (Clearwater, FL) Alabama Georgia Alabama
Javonne Shepherd OT (Houston, TX) Texas Texas Texas
Ishmael Sopsher DT (Amite, LA) LSU LSU LSU
Jaquaze Sorrells DT (Winter Park, FL) South Carolina Penn State Alabama
Henry To’oto’o LB (Concord, CA) Alabama Oregon Alabama
Christian Williams DB (Daphne, AL) LSU Alabama LSU
Byron Young DL (Laurel, MS) Alabama Alabama Alabama
Darnell Wright OT (Huntington, WV) Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

COMMENTS:

BRENT: We keep the 4 current commits and don’t pick up anyone else. I just don’t see Ealy or Pickering doing anything but playing games, and To’oto’o has been so hard to read. I can’t see him at Tennessee though. And he has a visit with Oregon just before NSD, so I think they keep him on that side of the country. Among the non-committed, Seither is probably the best bet for an Alabama commitment.

JOSH (regarding Jerrion Ealy): Clemson, but going MLB anyway.

CB969: I think we are all in agreement that Ealy will probably never play a down of college football, instead run for the riches of baseball. Signing him might seem like a waste of a scholarship, but you have to believe Nick Saban has contingency plans.

As I have mentioned in the past, Jaquaze Sorrells might have issues with his academics. It is not a slight to say he might have an easier time qualifying at South Carolina.

Brett Seither ended up not visiting Penn State this past weekend.

FULLER’S TWEET

Quashon Fuller was all full up with the Crimson Tide spirit after being hosted by 5-star early enrollee Antonio Alfano during his visit to Tuscaloosa this past weekend. Despite his confusing 404 syntax error Tweet, he might still end up at FSU. Often times, recruits are on a high after an OV and they will rave about their visit. For example, look at all the jokers who predicted Tennessee as the leader for Henry To’oto’o (lol) after his trip to Knoxville. Word is that Fuller’s mama might be calling the shots for her baby boy. She likes Alabama but for some reason she is enamored with Willie Taggart.

CORLISS WAITMAN

Josh touched on the subject of Corliss Waitman this morning in the JP. I remember watching this guy punt for South Alabama and being impressed. After looking up his bio at the time, I was disappointed to see he was in his fifth season. What I did not realize was that as a redshirt freshman he was injured in the third game and got a medical redshirt.

His addition would be a big improvement to the Alabama special teams. Waitman is a proven sixth-year senior who punted for a 41.7 yard average last season and 45.2 the year before. In 67 punts this past season, he had only 3 touchbacks and left 19 inside the 20 yard line. He also handled kickoff duties for the Jags the last three seasons.