Alabama Football: Big recruiting week ahead with lots of campus visits

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Alabama football makes a big recruiting push July 15-22 including the Champions Cookout on July 21. Check out the prospects expected to visit.

Now that SEC Media Days is over attention turns to recruiting. Alabama football has a long list of top prospects expected in Tuscaloosa in the coming days. The main event for the week is the Champions Cookout of July 21.

A few prospects will visit Tuscaloosa earlier in the week instead of attending the cookout. The cookout can be, but usually is not chosen by prospects as, an official visit. Travel issues can create some late cancellations and additions.

Here is what we hear a week in advance of the Champions Cookout.

  • Micah Parsons, 5-Star, DE, Harrisburg, PA is expected to visit Tuscaloosa prior to the cookout. Parsons is rated by 247 Sports as the No. 5 player in the nation.
  • Coynis Miller, 4-Star, DT, Birmingham, AL will also visit during the week and travel to Florida over the weekend. Miller is expected to announce in early August.
  • Bobby Brown, 4-Star, DT, Arlington, TX. Brown is expected to visit Alabama and Texas next week. Oklahoma and Texas A&M are in the mix for Brown. Most experts believe Alabama leads.
  • Cameron Latu, 4-Star, DE, Salt Lake City, UT and Penei Sewell, 4-Star OT, Saint George, UT are hoping to work out travel plans and make the cookout.
  • JJ Peterson, 4-Star, LB, Moultrie, GA is expected to visit during the week or at the cookout.

These players are expected at the Champions Cookout

  • Dominick Wood-Anderson, JUCO 3-Star, TE will make the trip an official visit. He is believed to be the No. 1 priority for the Tide at TE.
  • Justin Fields, 5-Star, QB, Kennesaw, GA. After a strong showing at the Nike Opening, Fields is the top uncommitted QB recruit.
  • Tanner McKee, 5-Star, QB, Corona, CA. Alabama football is very high on McKee. He will do a two-year Mormon mission before attending college.
  • Jaycee Horn, 4-Star, CB, Alpharetta, GA.
  • Justyn Ross, 4-Star, WR, Phenix City, AL. Ross is the top WR on Bama’s board.
  • Luke Ford, 4-Star, TE, Cartersville, IL. Alabama football would like to take Wood-Anderson and Ford at TE.
  • Nicholas Petit-Frere, 4-Star, OT, Tampa, FL
  • Sam Taimani, 4-Star, OL, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Emil Ekiyor, 4-Star, OL, Indianapolis, IN
  • Asa Martin, 4-Star, RB, Decatur, AL
  • Tommy Brown, 4-Star, OT, Santa Ana, CA. Alabama football is believed to be the leader for Brown but Oregon is pushing him hard.
  • Jayson Waddle, 4-Star, WR, Houston, TX
  • Adam Anderson, 4-Star, LB, Rome, GA
  • Joshua Moore, 4-Star, WR, Yoakum, TX
  • William Barnes, 4-Star, OT, Apopka, FL
  • Justin Watkins, 4-Star, WR, Clermont, FL
  • Kearis Jackson, 4-Star, WR, Fort Valley, GA
  • Andres Fox, 3-Star, DE, Mobile, AL
  • Glen Beal, 3-Star, TE, New Orleans, LA
  • Kwatravious Johnson, 3-Star, OT, Greenwood, MS
  • Vernon Jackson, 3-Star, ATH, Boling, TX
  • Jalen Cunningham, 3-Star, DT, Odenville, AL
  • Ken Montgomery, 3-Star, CB, Tampa, FL
  • Jerome Ford, 3-Star, APB, Seffner, FL

Two important points for Alabama football fans to remember. Alabama football is recruiting other players, not on the current visit list. Not every player on the list has a committable offer. Numbers remain tight for the 2018 class.

A few 2019 and 2020 prospects will also be attending the Champions Cookout.

Alabama football fans have reason to be optimistic that five to seven new commits will be added in the next three weeks.

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