Alabama finished out a perfect regular season with a 52-21 thrashing of Auburn last Saturday. The Crimson Tide didn’t just have success on the field either. It also regained possession of the top-ranked 2020 recruiting class after landing four commitments in the past week, including the No. 1 weak-side defensive end in the country, Chris Braswell.
The first domino to fall was a commitment from 2020 defensive lineman Jah-Marien Latham. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound prospect announced his pledge to Alabama in a post on Twitter last Monday night. He is not currently rated by 247Sports.
#RollTide🐘 100% Committed❗️ pic.twitter.com/EbgeEVqDaY
— Jah-Marien Latham 🦍 (@Zebbo_32) November 19, 2018
Latham also has offers from South Carolina and UAB.
At the time of his announcement, Latham was Alabama’s eighth commitment in the 2020 class, but the Crimson Tide added three more within 24 hours of its win over Auburn.
4-star 2020 running back Roydell Williams committed to Alabama during his weekend visit to Tuscaloosa, choosing Alabama over Auburn. The 5-foot-10, 202-pound in-state prospect from Hueytown is currently ranked the No. 20 running back in the nation, according to 247Sports. Williams was a prized target for both Alabama and Auburn, but he also has offers from Florida and Mississippi State.
COMMITTED❗️ #RollTide 🔴⚪️🐘 @RTRnews @ChadSimmons_ pic.twitter.com/DUIf2QeCpc
— 6for6🏈❗️ (@RoydellW_6) November 25, 2018
Alabama then nabbed its third commitment from 4-star 2020 wide receiver Javon Baker, who also visited Tuscaloosa for the Iron Bowl. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound prospect pledged to Alabama over Auburn, Arkansas and Florida. Baker is currently ranked as the No. 16 wide receiver in Georgia and the No. 23 wide receiver in the nation, according to 247Sports.
— 7 (@javondbaker7) November 25, 2018
5-star 2020 weak-side defensive end Chris Braswell announced his commitment to the Crimson Tide on Sunday afternoon, helping Alabama retake the No. 1 2020 class. The 6-foot-3, 211-pound prospect is the No. 2 player in Maryland and No. 19 player in the country.
COMMITED ⚪️🔴 #ROLLTIDE🐘 pic.twitter.com/X9TlUiaiQM
— Chris Braswell (@Chrisbras410) November 25, 2018
Braswell is the fourth St. Frances Academy (MD) player to commit to the Crimson Tide in the last year. Defensive end Eyabi Anoma was a member of Alabama’s 2018 class, while guard Darrian Dalcourt and linebacker Shane Lee are a part of Alabama’s 2019 class.
5-star 2020 running back MarShawn Lloyd announced on Twitter he received an offer from Alabama. The DeMatha Catholic (MD) prospect is ranked as the No. 4 running back in the country, according to 247Sports. The Crimson Tide currently has one running back committed in its 2020 class.
Blessed to receive an offer from the University Of Alabama! #ROLLTide pic.twitter.com/4kfMxM5r02
— MarShawn Lloyd (@LloydMarshawn) November 21, 2018
A star-studded group of prospects was in Bryant Denny Stadium for the Iron Bowl. Here’s what they posted on Twitter about their visits:
Current Alabama commit and 4-star 2020 defensive tackle Jayson Jones
Iron Bowl Saturday 🐘🌊 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/Zaxvf0uT1P
— Jayson Elijah Jones (@JaysonJCE) November 20, 2018
Current Alabama commit and 4-star 2019 safety DeMarcco Hellams
It was crazy in that stadium today! Can’t wait till I’m up 😆🐘
— DeMarcco Hellams1️⃣ (@DHellams2) November 25, 2018
5-star 2019 inside linebacker Nakobe Dean marked his location in Tuscaloosa
— Nakobe Dean🔝 (@KobeDean2) November 24, 2018
Current Georgia commit and 5-star 2019 defensive end Nolan Smith II
#RTR My Second Official Visit with My Family this weekend🖤 and Happy Thanksgiving too everyone 🦃 pic.twitter.com/YzVpqRlw6q
— Nolan Smith II (@SmithNoland2) November 22, 2018
Current Alabama commit and 4-star defensive end Antonio Alfano
Excited to take my Official Visit this weekend at the IRON BOWL!! #ROLLTIDE pic.twitter.com/3t5grQVH3U
— Antonio Alfano (@Antonioalfano99) November 21, 2018
2021 offensive tackle Marcus Tate
Had One of the Best experiences in Tuscaloosa this Weekend. Atmosphere Like No other 🐘 I’ll be Back Soon💯. So Thankful For God for Blessing me with these opportunities 🙏🏽💯 #ROLLTide pic.twitter.com/5Ay6lSvjTd
— Marcus Tate⭐️ (@teamfl25) November 25, 2018