Alabama’s coaches hit the road recruiting this weekend since the Crimson Tide wasn’t in the SEC championship. Head coach Nick Saban was even busy with a recruit during Sunday’s College Football Playoff selection show.
That worked helped Alabama make some headway, including landing a 2020 recruit. All star ratings and ranks are courtesy of the 247Sports composite:
Class of 2020 cornerback Javier Morton committed to Alabama on Saturday.
Saban visited four-star wide receiver and kickoff returner Jaylen Waddle at Episcopal High School in Houston. Waddle is the No. 67 player in the country, No. 11 wide receiver and the No. 6 player from Texas. The 5-9.5/175-pound receiver will represent the West in the Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 6.
— Steve Leisz (@CoachLeisz) November 29, 2017
Four-star defensive tackle and current Texas A&M recruit Bobby Brown was visited by Saban and outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi. Brown is the No. 12 defensive tackle and the No. 14 player from Texas in the 2018 class. The 6-4/282-pound tackle committed to A&M on Oct. 27.
@tre_brown8700 A 💎 in da rough got to ✨ today. I need 2 tell u that God has allowed you to have an abundance of favor. Da men themselves came fr BAMA 2 spend time wit u & our family, talkn, laughn, playn wit Nino lol…just 2 be thought of to this degree is amazing! ❤️ Momma pic.twitter.com/OvRRWAauQM
— Erica K (@ERKELL1345) November 30, 2017
Four-star defensive end Andres Fox was visited by defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. The Mobile native is the No. 8 player from Alabama and the No. 15 defensive end in the country. The 6-4/245-pound end is predicted to go to Auburn as of right now by the 247Sports’ crystal ball.
— Andres Fox (@AndresLFox9) November 30, 2017
Four-star safety Cortez Andrews announced he would commit on Saturday. Andrews is the No. 15 safety in the 2019 class and the No. 38 player from Florida. The 6-2/205-pound safety is from Tallahassee, Fla. He has 13 total offers and according to the 247Sports crystal ball, Alabama is the favorite.
After talking to my family an doing a lot of thinking I will be announcing my COMMITMENT next Saturday 🙏🏾!!
— Cortez Andrews (@GloTez10) November 30, 2017
Alabama visited four-star commit Max Wright on its recruiting trip. Wright has been a hard commit for Texas A&M since June 6. He reaffirmed his commitment before the visit. Wright is the No. 107 player in the country, the No. 5 strong-side defensive end and the No. 13 player from Texas. He had 70 tackles in 2016.
— Max Wright (@maxwright2k18) November 29, 2017
Even when he was a commit at Florida, Alabama has been pushing for four-star wide receiver Jacob Copeland. Copeland is the No. 7 wide receiver in the country, the No. 9 player from Florida and the No. 48 overall player. He decommitted from the Gators on Nov. 25. If he were to commit to Alabama, the six-foot receiver would play an immediate impact for the Crimson Tide. Alabama is losing Robert Foster and Cam Sims while there is also the possibility that Calvin Ridley leaves for the NFL.
Always good to see and talk to my dawg coach Pruitt….👀🐘🔴😏
— Jacob Copeland 🐐 (@JCope1era) November 29, 2017
Class of 2019 offensive tackle Adrian Medley received an offer from Alabama, according to 247 Sports’ Chris Nee. The 6-4/270-pound tackle is from Pensacola, Fla. and plays for Pensacola High School. He has eight total offers, including offers from Florida State, Florida and Mississippi State.
Defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley visited American Heritage to see five-star recruits Patrick Surtain and Tyson Campbell. Surtain is the No. 4 recruit in the class while Campbell is the No. 24. They are the No. 1 and 3 corners respectively. Surtain’s favorite is LSU, while Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Miami are in the mix for Campbell.
— Luke Stampini (@LukeStampini) December 1, 2017
Four-star quarterback James Foster dropped Florida State out of his top 5 and replaced it with Alabama, according to a report from SEC Country. Foster is the No. 9 player from Alabama and the No. 12 dual threat quarterback in the 2018 class. Brian Daboll visited him on Monday morning.
— James Foster II (@YungSimba4) December 4, 2017
Class of 2019 wide receiver Jake Smith announced on Twitter that he received an offer from Alabama. Smith has 17 other offers, including teams like Arizona, UCLA and Wisconsin. The 6-1/185-pound receiver is from Scottsdale, Ariz., and plays for Notre Dame Preparatory High School.
Blessed to receive my 18th full ride offer from Alabama!🐘 pic.twitter.com/G60A8Sgc0K
— Jake Smith (@jakesmith27) December 1, 2017
Four star cornerback Divaad Wilson decommitted from Florida. He has been on Alabama’s radar for most of this season. Wilson is the No. 32 cornerback in the 2018 class and the No. 62 player from Florida.
Respect My Decision! . . . pic.twitter.com/1hMZGFbh2Q
— Divaad Wilson® #LLP (@NikemanNewt) November 30, 2017
While on its recruiting visits, Alabama visited class of 2018 defensive end Dre Butler. Butler is a 6-5/230-pound end from Covington, Ga. He plays for Newton High School.
— Newton HS Recruits (@CoachSkelton06) November 27, 2017
Lupoi also visited four-star offensive tackle Penei Sewell on his recruiting trip. Sewell is the No. 45 overall recruit, No. 1 player from Utah and the No. 5 offensive tackle in the 2018 class. He has 25 total offers including one from Alabama. He took his official visit to Alabama on Oct. 21.
— Penei Sewell (@peneisewell58) December 1, 2017
Class of 2020 athlete Jalen Berger received an offer from Alabama. Berger is a six-foot, 175-pound recruit from Ramsey, NJ.
— BrianDohn247 (@BrianDohn247) December 1, 2017
Three-star defensive end Malik Langham was visited by Alabama wide receivers coach Mike Locksley. Langham is the No. 27 player from Alabama and the No. 29 defensive end in the class. The 6-5.5/269-pound end has 29 offers. The Huntsville native plays for Lee High School.
— Malik Langham (@malik_langham) December 1, 2017
Four-star defensive end Jayson Oweh received his Alabama offer, according to Alex Gleitman. Oweh is the No. 6 player from New Jersey and the No. 10 strong-side defensive end in his class. The 6-5/236-pound end is being heavily recruited by the Big 10 powerhouse teams Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State.
— Alex Gleitman (@alexgleitman) December 1, 2017
Four-star safety Trey Dean took his official visit to Alabama on Dec. 1. Dean is a Tennessee commit and has been since Aug. 2. The 6-2/180-pound safety is the No. 21 safety and the No. 30 player from Georgia.
Class of 2020 dual-threat quarterback Bryce Young received an offer from Alabama a day after he unofficially visited the school. He is a six-foot quarterback from Los Angeles.
Current Alabama commit and three-star athlete Vernon Jackson unofficially visited Texas early in the week.
UT visit 🤘🏼🐂 pic.twitter.com/qi86VWIUxC
— action_jackson™ (@vjackkk) November 28, 2017
Alabama visited current Alabama commit and four-star wide receiver Xavier Williams on its recruiting trip. Thre- star punter Skyler DeLong, four-star center Emil Ekyior and four-star defensive end Cameron Latu were also visited.