As college football recruiting transitions from a dead period to a quiet period, there hasn’t been much activity for the Crimson Tide. But Alabama did make the cut for two prized 2019 prospects.

  • The Crimson Tide landed in 4-star defensive tackle Siaki Ika‘s top eight. The 6-foot-3, 351-pound recruit tweeted out the remaining schools Thursday night he will consider. LSU, Ole Miss and Ohio State were also included. The 2019 prospect’s list was in alphabetical order.

  • Alabama was listed as one of 2019 4-star linebacker Henry To’oto’o’s five remaining teams. The 6-foot-2, 230 pound recruit from Concord, California, posted his list Wednesday on Twitter, trimming it from eight to five schools. To’oto’o is the No. 2 outside linebacker in his class and No. 39 overall. Tennessee, Washington, Oregon and California were the other four teams that made the cut.

  • On his radio show Thursday, Nick Saban said part of the reason he green lighted ESPN’s all-access “Training Days” show was to combat negative recruiting, according to an article by

“I felt like our program was being misrepresented in a lot of ways by a lot of people,” Saban said. “We get a lot of negative recruiting. People beat us up in a lot of ways. In a lot of unfair ways and a lot of things that aren’t really true like we’re a football factory.”

The recruiting trail should heat up for Alabama in the coming weeks as recruits continue to make official visits.