Alabama Football: November Crimson Tide recruiting update


Alabama Football: With so few spots left, the Crimson Tide will close strong but will have to pass on some top targets.

Alabama football has 22 verbal commitments in the 2021 recruiting class. Based on those commits, the ’21 class may become one of the Crimson Tide’s best-ever. A fair claim can be made it will be the top class for offensive linemen in Crimson Tide history.

Alabama football insiders are hoping there will be room for five more players. At 27, and more so if it can only be 26, there will not be room for every top prospect wanting to become an Alabama football player.

As happened when the Tide had no room for Seth Williams, opposing fans will claim their team ‘stole’ a recruit from Nick Saban. Of the remaining top Tide targets, some will prefer other schools, but others will go elsewhere out of necessity.

Assuming there will be room for five more targets, let’s review the position groups of the current commits.

  • Offensive Line – Four commits and probably no room to add more.
  • Quarterback – One commit and no intention to add another.
  • Running Back – No commits and one will probably not be added. 5-Star Camar Wheaton might require the plan to change.
  • Wide Receiver – Three commits and the Tide hopes to add 4-Star, Brian Thomas.
  • Tight End – One commit and not likely to be room for another.
  • Defensive Line – Five commits – 5-Star J. T. Tulmoloau is possible, along with 5-Star Maason Smith, along with 4-Stars, Shemar Turner and Tunmise Adeleye. It is likely the Crimson Tide staff would make room for three of the four, if the opportunity arises. There is also a possibility of flipping 4-Star, Tyreak Sapp from the Florida Gators.
  • Linebacker – Four commits – The Tide staff would like to finish with 4-Star, Xavian Sorey.
  • Defensive Back – Four commits – 4-Star Terrion Arnold and 5-Star Sage Ryan (recent LSU commit) are two guys the Tide wants to add.

Alabama Football 2021 Verbal Commits

  • Tommy Brockermeyer (All Saints, Fort Worth, TX); 5-Star; No. 1 rated offensive tackle and No. 5 player overall.
  • J.C. Latham (IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL); 5-Star; No. 2 rated offensive tackle and the No. 6 player overall.
  • Damon Payne (Belleville High, Belleville, MI); 5-Star; No. 2 rated defensive tackle and the No. 19 player overall.
  • Ga’Quincy McKinstry (Pinson Valley, Pinson, AL); No. 1 rated cornerback and No. 24 overall.
  • Jacory Brooks (Booker T. Washington High, Miami, FL); 5-Star; No. 2 rated wide receiver and the No. 29 player overall.
  • Dallas Turner (St. Thomas Aquinas High, Fort Lauderdale, FL); 4-Star; No. 2 weakside defensive end and No. 43 player overall.
  • Terrence Ferguson (Peach County, Fort Valley, GA); 4-Star; No. 2 rated offensive guard and No. 47 player overall.
  • Christian Leary (Edgewater High, Orlando, FL); 4-Star; No. 7 wide receiver and No. 61 player overall.
  • Aglye Hall (Bloomingdale High, Valrico, FL); 4-Star; No. 10 rated wide receiver and No. 69 player overall.
  • Jalen Milroe (Katy, TX); 4-Star; No. 4 DT QB and No. 83 player overall. Milroe decommitted from the Texas Longhorns.
  • Monkell Goodwine (Washington, MD); 4-Star; No. 7 SDE and No. 90 player overall.
  • Deontae Lawson (Mobile Christian School, Mobile, AL); 4-Star; No. 4 rated inside linebacker and No. 103 player overall.
  • Kaine Williams (John Ehret High, Marrero, LA); 4-Star; No. 8 safety and No. 154 player overall.
  • Kendrick Blackshire (Duncanville High, Duncanville, TX); 4-Star; No. 8 rated inside linebacker and No. 154 player overall.
  • James Brockermeyer (All Saints, Fort Worth, TX); 4-Star; No. 1 rated center and No. 183 player overall.
  • Ian Jackson (Prattville High, Prattville, AL); 4-Star; No. 14 outside linebacker and No. 237 player overall.
  • Kadarius Calloway (Philadelphia High, Philadelphia, MS); 3-Star; No. 26 rated athlete and No. 269 player overall. Calloway is a de-commit from Mississippi State to the Crimson Tide.
  • Tim Keenan (Ramsey, Birmingham, AL); 3-Star; No. 23 defensive tackle and No. 363 overall
  • Devonta Smith (LaSalle High, Cincinnati, OH); 3-Star; No. 30 rated cornerback and No. 410 player overall.
  • Anquin Barnes (Robert E. Lee High, Montgomery, AL); 3-Star; No. 34 rated defensive tackle and No. 513 player overall.
  • Robbie Outzs (Rock Hill, Rock Hill, SC); 3-Star; No. 29 tight end and No. 604 overall.
  • Khyree Jackson (East Mississippi College); 3-Star. Jackson is arguably the best or second-best JUCO cornerback in the nation.

Check out these videos of top Tide commits.

All player ratings in this post are from the 247Sports Composite.

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The Early Signing Period for the 2021 class is Dec. 16-18. It will be interesting to see if the Alabama football staff is willing to hold any spots open for National Signing Day.