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Jumbo Package: Alabama offers Baton Rouge 8th grader Keylan Moses

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Happy Tuesday, everyone, An 8th grader from University Lab High School in Baton Rouge with the surname Moses has received an offer from Alabama. No, this isn’t 2013, we are talking about Keylan Moses, Dylan’s little brother. Prodigious athletic talent clearly runs in this family. The clip below is downright hilarious.

It will be fun to follow his high school career to see how he develops.

In other recruiting news, Alabama will be hosting J.T. Tuimoloau on June 25, the last five-star in the 2021 cycle who will enroll at his school of choice this fall and be immediately eligible. Ohio State hosted him most recently, and check out this little note.

“I think they did, up until the time he announced where he was going to take his official visits to,” Huffman said. “Then it got back to being, ‘Oh, great. We have a great chance of getting one of the elite prospects to come out of the West in some time.’ And now, just look at the response by Ohio State coaches at the airport on Thursday. When he got into town, the entire coaching staff was there. They were wearing No. 33 jerseys. They were wearing Hawaiian shirts.

Wearing the kid’s jersey to the airport? Seems a little pathetic if you ask me.

Nick Kelly, the newest Alabama football writer for the Tuscaloosa News, interviewed some former players who transferred to Alabama, to see if they could offer any insight to Henry To’o To’o,

With abundant talk around the quarterback position as always, there was no shortage of attention on Coker back in 2014-15. Even without his own social media accounts then, Coker still heard the chatter.

“I probably should have just not listened to the outside noise as much,” Coker said. “It’s crazy how much you hear and try to escape it.”

That 2014 QB competition between Jake Coker and Blake Sims was pretty wild. I’d say it ended well for all involved, but it couldn’t have been easy on Jake to transfer in and then lose out to a 5th year senior who had shown absolutely nothing throwing the football to that point in his career. Blake’s journey will always be one of my favorite stories.

Barrett Sallee thinks LSU is getting a win in Tuscaloosa this year.

Analysis: You’d have to be out of your mind to pick any team to go over 11.5 just because the only way that you can win is if that team has an undefeated regular season. Sure, it’s Alabama, but roster holes on offense are just too big to ignore against an LSU team that is going to look much more like the 2019 version of the Tigers than the 2020 edition. Alabama fans can take solace in the fact that an 11-1 season, even if it doesn’t include a berth in the SEC Championship Game, could land the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff. Pick: Under 11.5 (-120)

Not sure about that take, Barrett. Seems a little hot.

Cecil Hurt has a little free agency foreshadowing for you.

At the highest level, it’s supply and demand. It’s not just identifying and paying the best high school quarterback, although that will be the new model. With the free transfer, it means every quarterback. It’s not just the late bloomer who blossomed at North Dakota State. I’m hesitant to use a specific name because of the backlash from fans who will react with “but Trevor loves Dabo …” or “Tua would never have left Tuscaloosa …”

Maybe, maybe not, but when you see the teams in the College Football Playoff with star quarterbacks, there is nothing to stop Texas or Georgia (or Alabama) from putting that love to the test with $3 million or so on the table. That doesn’t just mean after high school. That means after a Heisman-winning sophomore season at USC or Ohio State. If Bryce Young has a stellar sophomore season, then Alabama.

Let’s hope it doesn’t come to high profile QBs creating public high profile bidding wars.

Last, Lane is at it again. Presented without comment.

That’s about it for now. Have a great day.

Roll Tide.