• #101 by jbcarol on 03 Feb 2017
  • #102 by DeltaBoy on 03 Feb 2017
  • SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 22h22 hours ago

    For the ninth-straight year, Alabama finished with a top-3 class. 

    Same Crap differant class. Uncle Nick gets all he wants 99.9% of the time.
  • #103 by jbcarol on 04 Feb 2017

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    Epps, the nations No. 6 tight end from Dekaney High School (Houston), has reopened his recruitment but Alabama still remains his No. 1 school, his father Wisley told SEC Country. Epps primary recruiter when he committed to Alabama was former defensive line coach Bo Davis. When Davis resigned, former wide receivers coach Billy Napier took over his recruitment. Epps didnt have any strong relationships with the staff after Napier left.

    Epps said Michigan, Florida State, Ohio State and Texas were the schools he communicated with the most.

    Crimson Tide signed two tight ends in the Class of 2017 in 4-star prospect Major Tennison and 3-star prospect Kedrick James, but Alabama has shown interest in several tight ends in the Class of 2018, including Epps and 4-star prospects Will Mallory, Tyneil Hopper and Mustapha Muhammad.

    With the loss of Epps, Alabama is down to four commitments in the Class of 2018.
  • #104 by jbcarol on 18 Mar 2017

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    former Alabama signee Kendell Jones cried after Alabama's 45-41 loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

    Known as "The Hulk," the Class of 2016 4-star defensive tackle failed to qualify when he signed with Nick Saban's Crimson Tide.

    But the 6-foot-5, 380-pound Jones isn't giving up on his dream to enroll in Tuscaloosa.

    "This was God's plan for me," Jones told SEC Country of enrolling at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. "I'm growing each day. I'm maturing each day. I'm here to make a difference for myself. I want to make sure that me not qualifying won't happen again.

    "I just told myself that God put this detour in my life for a reason. Everyone in my life -- my parents, my siblings, my coaches and friends -- told me that I still can accomplish my goals here. This is just a year-and-a-half detour. It doesn't matter. I'm here so I can get somewhere where I want to accomplish my goals."

    His goal is to sign with Alabama, though - according to the report - Fresno State, Oregon and Southern Miss have offered him.

    "The comeback is real," Jones said. "I'm still truly in love with Alabama. Coach Saban called my coach at junior college the other day and told him how they don't want to lose me. I'm doing everything possible to stay in my books and still working out trying to lose weight."

    Kendell Jones, from Killeen, Texas, gave his verbal commitment to play for the Crimson Tide in May of 2015...
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  • ICYMI:

  • #108 by jbcarol on 23 Apr 2017
  • '19 Hewitt-Trussville .95+ rated OT, Pierce Quick gave a verbal to Bama.
  • #109 by jbcarol on 24 Apr 2017

  • Taulia Tagovailoa and his family packed up their belongings from their home in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and moved more than 4,000 miles to the small Alabama town of Alabaster in order to be closer to Tua, his older brother.

    Taulia, a 2019 4-star quarterback at Thompson High School, is still adjusting to life on the mainland.

    The people here have been treating us very well.

    - Tagovailoa
  • #110 by jbcarol on 15 May 2017

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    CORDELE, Ga. Quay Walker swore he would never visit Tuscaloosa again.

    Walker, a 4-star linebacker from Crisp County High School, went to Alabamas game against Texas A&M this past season with his teammates Markaviest Big Cat Bryant and Jammie Robinson.

    Bryant was the Crimson Tides main focus out of the group on that Saturday because he was a highly coveted Class of 2017 prospect. The 4-star recruit, who ultimately signed with Auburn, had an offer from Alabama and was one of the teams top defensive line targets.

    Even though Walker was an elite recruit himself at the time, the Alabama staff, he said, didnt pay him much attention.

    The first time I went to Tuscaloosa, I didnt like it, Walker told SEC Country. I went with Big Cat, and it was all about him. I didnt have an offer at the time. I told my coach that I was never going back to Alabama. I was really upset about it. I really wanted that offer.

    Fast forward seven months, and Alabama is in good position to land Walkers commitment...
  • #111 by jbcarol on 15 May 2017
  • #112 by jbcarol on 16 May 2017

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    Sixteen members of Alabama's signing class are already on campus and took part in spring practice. The rest are set to enroll later this month.

    Crimson Tide coaching staff is optimistic that all of those remaining players are on track to qualify academically and that there won't be any that won't be able to enroll.

    "That's a work in progress with a lot of guys," Saban said. "Nobody really qualifies until they graduate. But our assumption is that everybody's making the kind of progress that they need to make to be able to qualify."

    Among the players scheduled to enroll later this month are five-star defensive end LaBryan Ray, four-star offensive tackle Jedrick Wills and others such as four-star wide receivers Devonta Smith and Henry Ruggs.