Alabama’s coaches took advantage of the off week, fanning out across the country to visit prospects. Before the Crimson Tide staff set out on the recruiting trail, Alabama received a pledge from a prized defensive lineman.
- The Crimson Tide further bolstered its top-ranked 2019 recruiting class with a commitment from 4-star defensive end Braylen Ingraham on Tuesday night. Ingraham will join an already robust group of committed defensive lineman, including 4-stars Antonio Alfano, Justin Eboigbe and Byron Young.
Committed. #ROLL1N9 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/tRoy0oioua
— Braylen Ingraham9️⃣ (@BIngraham5) October 24, 2018
- Taulia Tagovailoa has been committed to Alabama since April, but that hasn’t stopped other schools from recruiting the 4-star 2019 quarterback. As Tagovailoa has continued to light up scoreboards for Thompson High School this season, teams have ramped up their pursuit. Georgia extended him an offer on Wednesday, according to a tweet from Tagovailoa.
MORE THAN BLESSED TO HAVE RECEIVED AN OFFER FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA 💯💯 GOD IS GREAT ❤️❤️❤️💯💯💯 pic.twitter.com/N2W9RKp9xt
— Taulia Tagovailoa (@tauliaa12) October 24, 2018
The Bulldogs weren’t the only SEC program to ramp up their pursuit of Tagovailoa last week.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron traveled to Alabama on Friday night to watch Tagovailoa face off against fellow UA quarterback commit Paul Tyson and Hewitt-Trussville High School in nationally televised game. The highly-anticipated matchup didn’t disappoint. Tagovailoa brought his team back from a 28-0 deficit to win 63-49. He amassed 416 total yards and five touchdowns. Tyson shined as well, throwing for 275 yards and three touchdowns.
While Tagovailoa and Tyson dueled on the field, Orgeron fraternized with his next opponent.
Orgeron was seen talking to Tagovailoa’s older brother and current Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who will lead the top-ranked Crimson Tide into Death Valley on Saturday for a bout against the No. 4 Tigers.
#LSU HC Ed Orgeron and #Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa probably talking spam and gumbo at the game tonight. @TrussTribune @TribSportsLive pic.twitter.com/Eehdqeihjh
— Justin Nails (@justinnails) October 27, 2018
- Alabama defensive backs coach Karl Scott traveled to Arizona to watch 4-star 2019 safety Noa Pola-Gates in action for Williams Field High School. Pola-Gates showed Scott his versatility, catching a 65-yard touchdown and recording an interception, according to azcentral.com.