Alabama Football Recruiting: National Signing Day Liveblog and Open Thread


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National Signing Day 2013 is finally upon us, and the Alabama Crimson Tide are gearing up for one of the top recruiting classes in the nation. We’re following all the Faxtastic action today, so you can make us your one-stop for Crimson Tide recruiting news.

This liveblog will be up and running all day, so keep checking in. In addition, we’ll be posting on all the recruits Alabama is expected to sign, and some that could be surprises.

If you haven’t already, visit our Signing Day primer to get caught up on the storylines, player profiles and announcement times. Then head back here to discuss recruiting with us.

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  • BamaHammer

    Everyone got their coffee? Ready to get this #1 class signed?

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Just trying to keep up with all of these is crazy

      • BamaHammer

        Days like today I’d almost rather cover UAB; I could sleep in.

  • http://twitter.com/BourbonGhost BourbonGhost

    2.5 more hours until Reuben Foster signs…. Can’t believe the decision of an 18 year old kid is making my stomach do flips.

    • BamaHammer

      Last time that happened for me was prom night.

      • Turd Ferguson

        Did he say yes? (rimshot)

        • BamaHammer

          I just got this. Shut up.

  • Turd Ferguson

    So with all these QBs, who realistically has the best shot to start in 2014, Cooper Bateman?

    • BamaHammer

      Competition will be wide open, but Bateman probably has the most tools to take the starting job after McCarron leaves.

  • Turd Ferguson

    Of all these unknowns, I’m hoping most for Vanderdoes. If anything, we need more consistent DT play.

    • BamaHammer

      I agree, and I think we’re gonna be happy when he signs.

    • http://twitter.com/BourbonGhost BourbonGhost

      Seeing some mixed reports on twitter this morning. Some saying ND is a sure thing, some saying it isn’t. I think mom wants UCLA, dad wants ND and he wants to go to Bama, so I guess we’ll see which family member has the most influence.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThomasHWatts Thomas Watts

      As of yesterday, Mandel from SI was reporting that his (Vanderdoes) final 3 were USC, UCLA & Alabama. Vanderdoes would be huge, but A’Shawn Robinson could be bigger for the simple fact that you’d be pulling a Texas kid committed to Texas for over a year away from the Longhorns.

  • http://bamahammer.com/ Nick Jones

    Would have been nice to get Vonn Bell. Great pickup for Urban Meyer…

    • BamaHammer

      Urban quietly having a good day.

      • http://bamahammer.com/ Nick Jones

        For sure. Scares me a little up in the Big Ten. He’s bringing an SEC style of play to a conference that he could run through undefeated almost every year.

        • BamaHammer

          I’m fine with OSU making their way through the B1G, then getting slapped by the SEC.

  • Turd Ferguson

    Tenpenny!!!

    • BamaHammer

      VERY good get, and had been pretty solid with Alabama all along. Alabama just keeps stockpiling.

      • Turd Ferguson

        Looking at the video in your Tenpenny profile above, I absolutely love the way he runs. He’s just got “it.”

        • BamaHammer

          Agreed. Alabama is absolutely loaded at the position, and players are still coming.

          • Guest

            So you think they get Kamara too?

          • BamaHammer

            I’ve been told good stuff about Kamara, but I’m skeptical at this point.

          • http://twitter.com/BourbonGhost BourbonGhost

            I think we get Kamara, but I also don’t think he ends up at RB. I think he’s a slot guy.

  • Turd Ferguson

    Dee Liner announcement coming up at 11am CST

    • BamaHammer

      Waiting with bated breath. Bated, morning breath.

      • Turd Ferguson

        BTW, before I forget, I want to thank you guys for working so hard on this site. It has become my go-to for Alabama news, and I’ve really enjoyed your NSD coverage. Great job, and keep it up!

        • BamaHammer

          Man we love to hear that. Couldn’t do it without our readers and fans. And we’re putting the finishing touches on a forum/message board, so you can spend all your remaining time here.

    • http://twitter.com/BourbonGhost BourbonGhost

      I’m about 5 minutes away from the Muscle Shoals Gym and I can’t figure out a way to get away from work :(

  • Turd Ferguson

    Great class so far, and #1 on the 247sports composite. Who are we still holding out for, A’Shawn Robinson, Alvin Kamara, and Eddie Vanderdoes?

    • BamaHammer

      Robinson has given Alabama his verbal I believe. Kamara, no vibe. Vanderdoes, Notre Dame is all but certain.

      • Turd Ferguson

        Which punter/long-snapper/Barrett-Jones’-brother gets the boot when Vanderdoes signs?

        • BamaHammer

          Comment Of The Day.

    • http://twitter.com/BourbonGhost BourbonGhost

      We ever verify the Townsend rumors? Punter from OSU?

      • BamaHammer

        Nothing on my end, but it’s all over the place.

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