Alabama Football got some good news this week in light of its loss to Texas, landing 4-star 2025 defensive lineman Antonio Coleman. The Saraland product is a teammate of fellow 2025 Alabama commit Ryan Williams, who is the top wide receiver in the country.
Coleman is a fast-rising prospect in the 2025 cycle, and is currently considered a borderline top-100 player across the industry. He is also a fringe top-10 defensive lineman in the country and one of the best players in the state of Alabama.
I’m not sure if Antonio Coleman will rise enough to become a 5-star, but he could certainly approach that status by signing day next year.
This verbal commitment gives Alabama Football six pledges in the 2025 class, which is an incredibly fast start by Alabama standards. Coach Nick Saban is seemingly taking a different approach in this cycle, and it is paying dividends.
Along with Saraland standouts Antonio Coleman (4-star DL) and Ryan Williams (5-star WR), Bama’s 2025 class includes electric 4-star wide receiver Jaime Ffrench, speedy 4-star running back Anthony “Turbo” Rogers, and a pair of 4-star offensive linemen out of the state of Georgia in Mason Short and Dontrell Glover.
Coleman can eventually be an impact player on the defensive line for Alabama Football. He is the first defensive line commitment for Bama in the 2025 cycle, and the Crimson Tide currently has two defensive line commits in the 2024 class in fellow 4-star Jeremiah Beaman and 3-star Isaia Faga. Like Coleman, Beaman and Faga are both in-state products.
Much can change in the next year and a half, including incoming transfers, outgoing transfers, commitments, decommitments, and NFL Draft entries, but the 2025 Alabama defensive line could include the following names organized by class:
Jaheim Oatis (SR), Tim Keenan III (RS-SR), Damon Payne (RS-SR), Monkell Goodwine (RS-SR), Anquin Barnes (RS-SR)
Khurtiss Perry (RS-JR), Isaiah Hastings (RS-JR), James Smith (JR), Edric Hill (JR), Jordan Renaud (JR), Hunter Osborne (JR)
Jeremiah Beaman (SO), Isaia Faga (SO)
Antonio Coleman (FR)
Both the 2024 and 2025 classes have plenty of room to grow, and surely they will, as Alabama Football never treads lightly on the recruiting trail.