Alabama Football: Early Signing Period Preview and Prediction

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For Alabama Football, Dec. 21 will provide a flurry of verbal commits, becoming 2023 class signees. With 25 commits, the Crimson Tide is solidly in the lead for the No. 1 class, as tracked by 247Sports and On3.

There will be December surprises, but it is unlikely the Crimson Tide will be involved in many flips. With the exception of Tide commit, Tony Mitchell who Texas A&M is working hard to flip, no other Crimson Tide commit is expected to have a change of heart.

Based on the On3 Consensus, the Crimson Tide will land at least 11 of the top 100 players in the 2023 class. In addition, the class is expected to include the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked JUCO players.

There are three 5-Star recruits in the Crimson Tide’s 25 verbal commits, led by Caleb Downs who is rated the No. 6 player overall by 247Sports. The Crimson Tide has 12 commits ranked in the top 10 nationally for their position group, plus the two highly rated JUCO players.

Who will sign with Alabama Football?

The Tide’s 25 verbal commits are listed below and all are expected to stick with Alabama. Those intending to enroll early are also identified.

They are listed in the national ranking order of the On3 Consensus.

  • Caleb Downs; 5-Star Safety; No. 6 player overall and No. 1 safety; Early Enrollee
  • Keon Keeley; 5-Star Edge; No. 11 player overall and No. 1 edge
  • Justice Haynes; 5-Star Running Back; No. 31 player overall and No. 2 running back; Early Enrollee
  • Jahlil Hurley; 4-Star Cornerback; No. 38 player overall and No. 4 cornerback; Early Enrollee
  • Jalen Hale; 4-Star Wide Receiver; No. 51 player overall and No. 10 wide receiver; Early Enrollee
  • Yhonzae Pierre; 4-Star Edge; No. 53 player overall and No. 6 edge
  • Richard Young; 4-Star Running Back; No. 55 player overall and No. 4 running back; Early Enrollee
  • Tony Mitchell; 4-Star Safety; No. 63 player overall and No. 6 safety; Early Enrollee
  • Jordan Renaud; 4-Star Edge; No. 66 player overall and No. 8 edge; Early Enrollee
  • Eli Holstein; 4-Star Quarterback; No. 69 player overall and No. 8 quarterback; Early Enrollee
  • Wilkin Formby; 4-Star Offensive Tackle; No. 87 player overall and No. 8 offensive tackle; Early Enrollee
  • Hunter Osborne; 4-Star Defensive Lineman; No. 139 player overall and No. 14 defensive lineman; Early Enrollee
  • Dylan Lonergan; 4-Star Quarterback; No. 146 player overall and No. 11 quarterback
  • Edric Hill; 4-Star Defensive Lineman; No. 173 player overall and No. 19 defensive lineman; Early Enrollee
  • Miles McVay; 4-Star Interior Offensive Lineman; No. 188 player overall and No. 12 interior offensive lineman; Early Enrollee
  • Olaus Alinen; 4-Star Offensive Tackle; No. 196 player overall and No. 15 offensive tackle; Early Enrollee
  • Ty Lockwood; 4-Star Tight End; No. 226 player overall and No. 13 tight end; Early Enrollee
  • Cole Adams; 4-Star Wide Receiver; No. 266 player overall and No. 34 wide receiver; Early Enrollee
  • Jaren Hamilton; 4-Star Wide Receiver; No. 326 player overall and No. 45 wide receiver; Early Enrollee
  • Brayson Hubbard; 4-Star Safety; No. 367 player overall and No. 33 safety; Early Enrollee
  • Raymond Pulido; 3-Star Offensive Tackle; No. 411 player overall and No. 25 offensive tackle
  • RyQueze McElderry; 3-Star Interior Offensive Lineman; No. 422 player overall and No. 32 interior offensive lineman; Early Enrollee
  • Conor Talty; 3-Star and No. 3 Placekicker
  • Malik Benson; 4-Star Wide Receiver and No. 1 overall JUCO player; Early Enrollee
  • Justin Jefferson; 4-Star Linebacker; No. 1 JUCO linebacker and No. 2 overall JUCO player; Early Enrollee

More 2023 Alabama Football Class Additions

Two recruits listed below are predicted to sign with the Crimson Tide, along with two other possibilities.

  • James Smith; 5-Star Defensive Lineman
  • Qua Russaw; 5-Star Edge

Possible additional signings are 5-Star Defensive Back, Desmond Ricks and 4-Star Tight End, Luke Hasz (Arkansas commit). In addition, Alabama football fans should expect a surprise or two.

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