The October 8 game against Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa will be the toughest Alabama ticket of the season to acquire. A few lucky recruits will be allowed entrance into Bryant-Denny Stadium without paying a dime - and it’s all above board (something a certain methinks-he-protests-too-much coach is not familiar with).
- 5-star EDGE Keon Keeley from Tampa, FL #8 overall - Alabama may have the edge over Florida and Ohio State.
- 5-star CB Cormani McClain from Lakeland, FL #2 overall - Florida has the lead but Bama has a way of blowing recruits away on their OVs.
- 5-star TE Duce Robinson from Phoenix, AZ #20 overall - Southern Cal likely.
- Alabama 4-star QB commit Eli Holstein #66 overall
- Alabama 4-star OL commit Miles McVay #190
- Alabama 3-star OL commit Raymond Pulido #435
NOTABLE UNOFFICIAL VISITORS
The Unofficial Visitors list is as long as Santa’s naughty list. Below are a few highlights.
- Ole Miss 4-star LB commit Suntarine Perkins, #94 overall - Alabama is putting in a big push for this guy. It seemed he was going to flip in August but never did. He has taken no OVs.
- Florida 4-star DL commit Kelby Collins, #173 overall - The Gardendale, AL resident made three OV’s (Fla, UGA, SC) in June and then made a surprise commitment to the Gators in August. If Nick Saban really wants this guy at this point, he will be able to get him to flip. However, Bama already has DL Jordan Renaud (#69 overall), Hunter Osborne (#128), and Edric Hill (#176) committed with James Smith (#14) still a strong possibility. Collins’s boat may have sailed.
- Uncommitted 4-star DL Daevin Hobbs, #150 overall (Concord, NC) - It is so difficult to get these North Carolina kids to leave the state. However, Hobbs is supposed to be in town this weekend (unconfirmed) and then return Oct. 22 (Miss St.) for an OV. That has to make UNC nervous.
Several recruits already committed will be at the game, hopefully convincing the above guys of where they need to be.
- 5-star S Caleb Downs, #12 overall
- 5-star CB Jahlil Hurley #23
- 5-star RB Richard Young, #25
- 5-star S Tony Mitchell #32
- 5-star RB Justice Haynes, #33
- 4-star DL Jordan Renaud,#69
- 4-star OL Wilkin Formby, #71
- 4-star QB Dylan Lonergan, #82
- 4-star OLB Yhonzae Pierre, #104
- 4-star WR Cole Adams, #292
- 4-star OL RyQueze McElderry, #423
- 3-star SAF/WR (QB) Brayson Hubbard, #424
- 4-star CB Jaylen Mbakwe, 2024 #38
- 4-star TE/WR Martavious Collins, 2024 #104
- 4-star WR Perry Thompson, 2024 #176
Nate Oats and staff will be taking advantage of the atmosphere by hosting 4-star SF Mouhamed Dioubate out of Flushing, NY.