Keith Holcombe (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Position: Outside Linebacker
Vitals: 6’3”, 220 lbs.
- Rivals: Three Star, No. 31 Position
- ESPN: Four Star, No. 21 Position
- Scout: Four Star, No. 25 Position
- 247Sports: Four Star, No. 19 Position
Other Offers of Interest: Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Mississippi State, North Carolina State
3 Best Attributes: tackling, speed, instincts
Keith Holcombe is the son of former Alabama player Danny Holcombe who played on the offensive line in Bear Bryant’s final years. Keith is a bit of a lanky linebacker but his frame will be able to fill out quite a bit in Alabama’s Strength and Conditioning program which could help develop him into a pretty special linebacker with size (6’3”, 220 lbs. already) and elite level speed.
Holcombe is an impressive tackler with good instincts and a big hitter that will provide great range for the Alabama defense. Holcombe will likely transition to the SAM (strong outside linebacker) at Alabama like Adrian Hubbard. There has been talk that Holcombe may receive the Bryant Scholarship which goes to the children of former Alabama players each year meaning he would not use one of Alabama’s 2014 football scholarships.