Football is back for Alabama. Spring practices began this week for the Crimson Tide. While players already on the roster continue to work toward the 2018 season, Alabama’s coaching staff is working hard at recruiting for its 2019 class.
Nick Saban and his staff hosted prospects this weekend at a few of the team’s spring practices. Alabama gained a commitment from a 2020 prospect this week, but also lost a graduate-transfer quarterback that had said he was coming to UA.
Here is the latest on Alabama’s recruiting prospects. All star ratings and rankings come from the 247Sports composite:
- Four-star prospect Michael Fletcher received an offer from Alabama on Monday, he posted on Twitter. The defensive end from Flint, Michigan is the 28th-ranked strong-side defensive end in the 2019 class. Fletcher unofficially visited Georgia on March 3.
— Michael Fletcher (@bigmike810_) March 20, 2018
- Kevin Harris named Alabama among his top three teams on Twitter on Tuesday. A number of the Crystal Ball picks for Harris had him going to Clemson, but the Tigers didn’t make his list. Harris is the ninth-ranked outside linebacker and the 135th-ranked prospect in the 2019 class.
Top 3 😆 pic.twitter.com/iCndf6D6OD
— Kevin G. Harris II (@kevin_harris2) March 21, 2018
- Offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. posted a message on Twitter on Wednesday suggesting his interest in Alabama. Johnson received an offer from Alabama on March 15, but is set to visit Ohio State twice over the next month. Johnson is the top-ranked offensive tackle and the seventh-ranked prospect overall in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports rankings.
— Paris Johnson Jr. (@ParisJohnsonJr) March 21, 2018
- Defensive end Justin Eboigbe named Alabama among his top 10 schools on Twitter. Eboigbe, the 118th-ranked prospect in the 2019 class, has six SEC teams on his list.
Top 10 pic.twitter.com/UPPMb79xed
— Justin Eboigbe (@JustinEboigbe) March 21, 2018
- The fourth-ranked offensive tackle in the 2019 class has officially scheduled his Alabama visit. Stacy Wilkins will visit Alabama on April 21. Wilkins does not currently hold an offer from Alabama, but has received offers from Florida, Mississippi State and Texas A&M since the beginning of the month.
Alabama April 21st 🐘🔴⚪️
— Stacey Wilkins II 🇦🇸 (@Wilk_65) March 22, 2018
- Inside linebacker Drake Thomas received an offer from Alabama on Wednesday, he announced on Twitter. Thomas is the 20th-ranked inside linebacker in the 2019 class. Thomas, from Wake Forrest, N.C., also received offers from Tennessee and Ole Miss in the past week.
— Drake Thomas (@DrakeT32) March 22, 2018
- Alabama is on the top-10 list of four-star cornerback Jeffery Carter, he announced on Twitter on Thursday. Carter, the 16th-ranked corner in the 2019 class, received his Alabama offer on Feb. 2. Carter has attended Junior Days at both Oklahoma and Texas A&M in the last month, both also made his top 10.
Sorry for the wait..⏰ pic.twitter.com/dVOipBOEDw
— scooby🐶 (@jcarter2133) March 22, 2018
- California tight end Jude Wolfe named Alabama among his top 8 teams on Thursday. The eighth-ranked tight end in the 2020 class received an offer from Alabama on Feb. 27. Alabama is the only SEC school on Wolfe’s list.
Here is my top 8 as of now. Huge thank you to all the coaches who have recruited me. pic.twitter.com/s5llHzHdma
— Jude Wolfe (@judewolfe25) March 22, 2018
- Alabama signed no quarterbacks in the 2018 recruiting cycle and the position is a need for the program in the 2019 class. Michael Johnson Jr., the fourth-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class, visited Alabama this weekend. Johnson is the top-ranked prospect in Oregon and received an Alabama offer on July 18, 2017.
— Michael Johnson Jr. (@m_johnsonjr1) March 23, 2018
- Wide receiver DeMarcco Hellams also indicated on Twitter that he was in Tuscaloosa this weekend. The seventh-ranked athlete in the 2019 class is seen as a Penn State lean according to the crystal balls. Hellams is the 65th-ranked prospect in the class.
— DeMarcco Hellams2️⃣ (@DHellams2) March 23, 2018
- Athlete Trezmen Marshall, a four-star prospect in the 2019 class, tweeted he was attending an Alabama spring practice this weekend. Marshall, the ninth-ranked athlete and the 81st overall prospect in his class, is seen as a Georgia lean. Marshall received an offer from Alabama on March 27, 2017.
BAMA SPRING PRACTICE TOMORROW🐘🐘#TU
— TREZMEN LACEY (@TrezmanM17) March 24, 2018
- Mataio Soli unofficially visited and received an offer from Alabama this weekend. Soli, a three-star weak-side defensive end in the 2019 class, attended Junior Day at Vanderbilt March 17.
— Mataio🌴Soli™ (@Taiogonemakeit) March 24, 2018