Alabama Football Recruiting Update: Sunday Night


Alabama Football Recruiting’s Big Weekend for Signees and Recruits: Update from Sunday night

National Signing Day (NSD) is Wednesday, February 1, 2017

An Overview of the 2017 class:

12 Players Signed and Enrolled:

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  1. Tua Tagovaloa- QB
  2. Najee Harris – RB
  3. Jerry Jeudy – WR
  4. Tyrell Shavers – WR
  5. Major Tennison – TE
  6. Alex Leatherwood – OL
  7. Elliot Baker – OL
  8. Isiah Buggs – DE
  9. Dylan Moses – LB
  10. Kyriq McDonald – DB
  11. Chadarius Townsend – ATH
  12. Thomas Fletcher – LS

Verbal Commits – Expected to Enroll in February

  1. Xavier McKinney – DB
  2. Daniel Wright – DB

Verbal Commits – Official Visit 1/20-1/22

All players in this group are projected as solid for Alabama

  1. Mac Jones – QB – Not taking additional visits
  2. Kedrick James – TE – Not taking additional visits
  3. Jedrick Wills – OL
  4. Chris Allen – LB – LSU will keep pressure on until NSD
  5. Kendall Randolph – OL – Not taking additional visits
  6. MarkailBenton – LB

Current Offers – Official Visit List 1/20-1/22

  1. DeVonta Smith -WR – LSU will keep pressure on until NSD
  2. Henry Ruggs – WR – Alabama appears to lead; may announce soon
  3. Phidarian Mathis – DT
  4. LaBryan Ray – DE – Must Get for Alabama
  5. Todd Harris – DB – Harris has a remaining visit scheduled at TCU

Other Verbal Commits

  1. Hunter Brannon – OL – New offer from FAU
  2. Brian Robinson – RB – Still hoping to early enroll
  3. Akial Byers – DT – May not qualify academically
  4. Vandarius Cowan – LB

Partial List of other Offers

  1. Aubrey Soloman – DT – Alabama expected to leave this slot open until NSD
  2. C.J. Henderson – DB – Visited Florida this weekend
  3. Jarez Parks – DE

What are the Numbers?

The above lists total 32 players. In addition, Alabama has a 2 or 3 more still being recruited in case slots become available.

Recruiting experts are projecting the Tide will sign 27 or 28. It is too early to predict how this will sort out. It is worthwhile to remember Alabama has plenty of experience in juggling numbers. SIgningDays have become relatively anti-climatic for Alabama the past few years.

There is one more weekend for official visits before the Dead Period begins on January 30th.

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For Tide fans wanting to read the recruiting tea leaves, we have no predictions. One thing you can be sure; over the next few days, several recruits will announce they are no longer considering the Tide. Many of them will make that decision because they understand Alabama does not have a slot for them. They will spin the decision to imply they gave up on the Tide. Mostly it will be the Tide giving up on them.

Whatever the result with the remaining open slots, 2017 NSD will be very good for Alabama.