Alabama assistant Tosh Lupoi wins SEC Recruiter of the Year honor; sixth nationally https://t.co/RZfEk9KN2l— Michael Carvell (@Michael_Carvell) February 3, 2017
Alabama assistant Tosh Lupoi wins SEC Recruiter of the Year honor; sixth nationally https://t.co/RZfEk9KN2l
SEC Network @SECNetwork 22h22 hours agoFor the ninth-straight year, Alabama finished with a top-3 class. http://bit.ly/23L17oa
BREAKING: Alabama loses commitment from nationâ€™s No. 6 TE Malcolm Epps https://t.co/6DHC3bZMNL— Michael Carvell (@Michael_Carvell) February 4, 2017
BREAKING: Alabama loses commitment from nationâ€™s No. 6 TE Malcolm Epps https://t.co/6DHC3bZMNL
Epps, the nation’s 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 didn’t 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.
"Coach Saban called my coach at junior college the other day and told him how they don't want to lose me." https://t.co/z4JrQIWgny pic.twitter.com/ISk8ukaENS— AL.com sports (@aldotcomSports) March 17, 2017
"Coach Saban called my coach at junior college the other day and told him how they don't want to lose me." https://t.co/z4JrQIWgny pic.twitter.com/ISk8ukaENS
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...