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.
And that’s that 💯🤫 #GodsPlan🤞🏽 pic.twitter.com/2FBIA9Natj
— Siaki Ika'🦁 (@Jackfish801) August 31, 2018
- 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.
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•Top 5🙏#A.T.T.C pic.twitter.com/5K2uz6v52M
— XI_HT (@HenryTootoo1) August 29, 2018
- 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 AL.com.
“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.