Alabama Football adds to 2024 offensive line haul

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Alabama Football picked up its 13th commitment in the 2024 class on Wednesday evening with the addition of 4-star interior offensive lineman Casey Poe.

Poe is ranked as the 133rd best player nationally and the no. 5 interior offensive lineman in the class by 247Sports. On3 ranks him as the top player at his position.

Casey Poe gives Alabama Football two commitments along the interior offensive line, joining 3-star Florida product Joseph Ionata. Beyond the current cycle, the Crimson Tide already has three offensive line commitments in the 2025 and 2026 classes combined.

Under second-year offensive line coach Eric Wolford, Bama has made it a point to get more physical along the line of scrimmage. Coach Wolford, Coach Saban and company have loaded up on massive offensive linemen, and Poe is the latest high-upside prospect. He is lauded for his positional versatility, which On3’s Jimmy Stein compared to that of Barrett Jones, and is particularly valuable for his ability to play the center position.

Alabama Football expects to lose both senior Seth McLaughlin and graduate student Darrian Dalcourt following the 2023 season, which would leave only James Brockermeyer on the roster as a true center. Poe could hypothetically step in as a true freshman and be an important part of the Alabama offense, providing necessary depth at the center position.

Should Bama fill that need, Casey Poe has the versatility to play elsewhere. He looks like a prototypical guard, and yet possesses the length and foot speed to bump out to tackle when necessary. This flexibility is one of Poe’s greatest assets, and will help him to stand out amongst what should be a very talented Alabama offensive line in the next couple of seasons.

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The Crimson Tide has turned its recruiting dial all the way up, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Stay tuned to Bama Hammer for more recruiting updates throughout the summer.