Alabama Football: 2023 Tide recruiting hitting stride

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  • Cedric Baxter Jr.; 4-Star, No. 3 RB and No. 46 player overall. There is broad expectation the Crimson Tide will sign the 2023 class No. 2 RB, Richard Young. Baxter currently says Alabama Football is his leader. Insiders believe Nick Saban will make room for two running backs in the class and as of now, the chance is high that one of them will be Baxter.
  • Riley Williams; 4-Star, No. 2 TE and No. 66 player overall. Based on the rave reviews from Williams about his recent visit to Tuscaloosa, it is clear the Crimson Tide is in serious contention. Because of proximity, Oregon is a logical choice for Williams. Ohio State and Miami are legitimate threats, but the other programs will be challenged to make an impression equal to the one made by the Alabama program.
  • Bai Jobe; 4-Star, No. 8 Edge and No. 65 player overall. Given Alabama has fast become ‘Edge-U,’ Jobe had to pass a camp test to have a serious chance to join the Crimson Tide. His recent Tide camp boosted him up the Tide’s big board. He will follow up with an official visit. Jobe is from Norman, OK, giving the Sooners an advantage, but the young man understands the best program for developing NFL linebackers is Alabama.