Alabama Football No. 2 class in 2021 Verbal Commits
For weeks the Alabama football staff has been racking up recruiting win after another. In the spring, some Alabama football fans were so worried about the 2021 class, they became heretics. Heard and seen were doubts about Nick Saban’s ability to continue his history of Crimson Tide recruiting achievements.
Such blasphemy has been discarded. Not even COVID-19 can stalemate Nick Saban’s recruiting efforts.
The 2021 list of verbal commits is up to 16 with the addition of 5-Star, Damon Payne. Adding Damon Payne, the Alabama Crimson Tide, with the No. 2 class, made up a chunk of the separation between the Tide and No. 1, Ohio State. With the Buckeyes having 19 verbal commits, it could be argued there is no actual gap between the two programs. Whether the Crimson Tide finishes No. 1 or No. 2, no other program (except the Buckeyes) has much chance of finishing in the 247Sports Composite top two positions.
The Alabama Crimson Tide went into the 2021 cycle needing to concentrate on offensive and defensive lines, along with wide receivers, tight ends and the secondary. The list of verbals below shows how well the Tide staff has done.
- Tommy Brockermeyer (All Saints, Fort Worth, TX); 5-Star; No. 1 rated offensive tackle and No. 5 player overall. Lead Recruiters are Karl Scott and Kyle Flood. Check out his highlights below.
- Damon Payne (Belleville High, Belleville, MI); 5-Star; No. 1 rated defensive tackle and the No. 14 player overall. Lead recruiters are Charles Huff and Freddie Roach. Check out the impressively dominating Payne below.
- J.C. Latham (IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL); 5-Star; No. 5 rated offensive tackle and the No. 16 player overall. Lead recruiters are Charles Huff and Kyle Flood.
For months many recruiting experts thought Latham would return to the midwest and become an Ohio State Buckeye. His move from Wisconsin to IMG Academy in Florida enhanced the Crimson Tide’s chances.