It is a large recruiting weekend for Alabama football with some-more than 20 tip 2019 and 2020 prospects visiting Tuscaloosa for a Tide-Aggies game.
Recruiting has been slower for Alabama football after a summer push. Now, reduction than 3 months from a Early Signing Period, a new pull has begun.
One reason this weekend is so critical is a rather adjusted, geographical concentration for Alabama football recruiting efforts. The Crimson Tide recruits nationally and does not concede any domain to opponents. However, with Saban’s stream organisation of young, assertive recruiters, some-more importance has been placed on Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Three stream partner coaches, Jeff Banks, Karl Scott and Pete Golding have determined relations in the region.
The dual biggest threats to Alabama football winning a three-state area are Ed Orgeron and Jimbo Fisher. Tom Herman as nonetheless has not re-ignited Longhorn recruiting. The Crimson Tide has an event to remind recruits it binds a tip palm over Texas AM.
Texas has been good to a Tide underneath Nick Saban. The latest plum was Jaylen Waddle who strongly deliberate a Aggies before selecting Alabama football. Before Waddle, Jalen Hurts, Deionte Thompson, Tony Brown and others were tip recruits pulled by Saban out of a state of Texas.
Big names in city for TAMU game
The biggest name is simply Kayvon Thibodeaux. The 5-Star, destiny jack linebacker is a No. 1 rated actor in a nation. He will be in Tuscaloosa on an central visit. USC is projected to lead for a California partisan though a Tide stays in a clever position.
Two other 5-Star recruits will also be in Tuscaloosa, linebacker Nakobe Dean and descent lineman, Clay Webb. Dean is a tip rated ILB in a 2019 class. Georgia and TAMU are threats to pointer Dean though a Mississippi actor has spent a lot of time around Alabama football a final few months. He is approaching to pointer in Dec and enroll early. The Crimson Tide has led for Webb for months though Georgia has continued to pull hard. He too will pointer in December.
Wandale Robinson is listed as a 4-Star APB though his college work competence be essentially during receiver. Robinson is a Tide priority and a Kentucky product could make a preference soon, presumably in a subsequent few days.
Alabama football is also hosting an critical flip possibility. George Pickens, 4-Star WR, and Auburn dedicate is visiting with his parents. Insiders believe The Tide has a good probability to flip Pickens. Another intensity flip could come with 4-Star safety, Jarrian Jones. Jones primarily committed to Oklahoma and is now a Mississippi State commit. After 5-Star, Dax Hill chose Michigan over a Tide, there competence be room for Jones in a 2019 class.
Big names in 2020 recruiting class
All rankings are from the 247Sports Composite.
- 5-Star DT, McKinnley Jackson
- 5-Star CB, Dwight McGlothern
- 4-Star RB, Roydell Williams
- 4-Star DE, Reggie Grimes
- 4-Star S, Jerrin Thompson
- 4-Star ATH, Jakhi Douglas
Looking for an denote of how important, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas are to Alabama football recruiting? Of a 12 players mentioned above, 6 of them are from a three-state region.
Another probability for a weekend joining comes from a Crimson Tide legacy. A preference by Reggie Grimes to follow in his father’s Tuscaloosa footsteps would be no surprise.