Alabama Football: Looking at 2021 class commits and top targets

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Alabama football has not finished with the 2020 class but much of the recruiting effort is now dedicated to the 2021 class and later years. Check out the latest news.

For Alabama football and other elite programs recruiting is nearly a 365 day per year effort. Crimson Tide fans are almost as engaged, following potential targets two, three, even four years in advance of their college decisions.

At Bama Hammer, we don’t get so far ahead. Most of our attention is always on the most current signing class. For the Alabama football staff, the 2020 class is not finished. It is close enough to being finished, the Bama Hammer staff can now begin our several month drill-down on the 2021 class.

While we seek out information from many sources, our go-to recruiting tool is the 247Sports Composite. The Composite uses player rankings from 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN. While these player rankings are meaningless for the Alabama football staff, they are a great tool for the rest of us.

Let’s check out the latest on 2021, Alabama Football Recruits

Verbal Commits

  • Drake Maye; 4-Star, PRO-QB; No. 8 at his position and No. 61 nationally
  • Latrell McCutchin; 4-Star, Cornerback; No. 7 at his position and No. 74 nationally
  • Deontae Lawson; 4-Star, Outside Linebacker, No. 248 nationally

Some top player targets

  • Tommy Brockermeyer; 5-Star; No. 1 Offensive Tackle and No. 3 player overall
  • Amarius Mims; 5-Star; No. 3 Offensive Tackle and No. 13 player overall
  • Dylan Brooks; 5-Star; No. 2 Weakside Defensive End and No. 20 player overall; from Roanoke, AL
  • Ga’Quincey McKinstry; 5-Star; No. 3 Cornerback and No. 27 player overall; from Pinson, AL
  • Agiye Hall; 5-Star; No. 1 Wide Receiver and No. 22 player overall; IMG Academy
  • Mario Williams; 4-Star; No. 6 Wide Receiver and No. 48 player overall
  • Tunmise Adeleye; 5-Star; No. 3 Strongside defensive End and No. 26 player overall
  • Aaron Willis; 4-Star; No. 7 Outside Linebacker and No. 103 player overall; Crimson Tide staff has had success at St. Frances Academy.
  •  Kendrick Blackshire; 4-Star; No. 3 Inside Linebacker and No. 116 player overall
  • Tim Keenan; 4-Star; No. 18 Defensive Tackle and No. 229 player overall; from Birmingham, AL

Another twenty or more names could have been added to our list of top prospects. Among the ones we listed are names some Crimson Tide fans believe are ‘no chance’ for Alabama football. It is too far out to make such assumptions. There will be many changes as the months progress. Even top players will have to camp in Tuscaloosa before a green light is given to commit.

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