Recruiting has been Alabama’s bread and butter in its winning five National Championships in the past nine years. Even when he is supposed to be celebrating at the White House, Nick Saban is looking ahead and working to build Alabama teams of the future.
Nick Saban tells me he called recruits from the White House.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) April 10, 2018
Saban and Alabama will host A-Day this Saturday, with an impressive list of prospects expected to make it for the spring game.
Here is the latest on Alabama’s recruiting prospects. All star ratings and rankings come from the 247Sports composite:
- A month after receiving an offer from Alabama, three-star safety Quinton Newsome posted a picture of his visit to Tuscaloosa on Twitter on Tuesday. Newsome is the No. 73 safety in the 2019 class.
Had a great visit to Title Town❗️#RollTide 🐘 pic.twitter.com/y9qdxTjscT
— Quinton Newsome (@Qnew_2019) April 10, 2018
- Four-star linebacker Kalen DeLoach announced his top nine schools for his recruiting process and Alabama cracked the list. The outside linebacker is the 24th-ranked player at his position in the 2019 class. He visited Alabama for its Junior Day on Feb. 24.
Top 9 schools‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/2toRKarM5m
— Kalen Deloach (@KalenDeloach) April 11, 2018
- 2020 quarterback prospect Harrison Bailey said he would be visiting Alabama this past weekend on Twitter. Bailey is ranked as the second best pro-style QB in his class by 247Sports.
Visiting Alabama Saturday 🐘🐘 #RollTide
— Harrison Bailey (@HBailey_05) April 11, 2018
- Four-star defensive tackle Antonio Alfano announced a change in his visiting schedule on Thursday. Alfano, the No. 58 overall prospect and the fifth-ranked at his position in the 2019 class, also visited Georgia.
Change of plans (flight issues): I will be in Tuscaloosa tomorrow and Saturday… then at UGA on Sunday!
— Antonio Alfano (@Antonioalfano99) April 12, 2018
Tuscaloosa here I come… pic.twitter.com/4bGFJ6LHq7
— Antonio Alfano (@Antonioalfano99) April 13, 2018
- Class of 2020 defensive tackle Jayson Jones announced he’d be visiting Alabama and other schools soon. The tackle from Calera High School also holds offers from Clemson, Georgia and Mississippi State.
Soon, I will be visiting:
Clemson 🐅📍 #ALLIN
Alabama 🐘📍 #RollTide
Auburn 🦅📍 #WarEagle
LSU 🐯📍 #GeauxTigers
Georgia 🐶🔴⚫️📍 #GoDawgs
— Jayson Elijah Jones (@JaysonJCE) April 13, 2018
- Another in-state 2020 prospect, wide receiver Dazalin Worsham, listed Alabama among his top 10 schools. Worsham is the No. 2 prospect in the state for 2020.
Top 10🤫 #rippawpaw ❤️ pic.twitter.com/krlmWIidK6
— Dazalin Worsham🤫 (@dazalin4) April 13, 2018
- Four-star safety Trikweze Bridges listed Alabama among his top 11 schools on Friday, via Twitter. Bridges, a four-star prospect in the 2019 class, is from Lanett and the 11th-ranked prospect in the state.
@ChadSimmons_ @CamNewton7v7 @JohnGarcia_Jr @@HamiltonESPN @sam5k @justamom48XOS @teebridges14 @Marcilyn7
— #11Bridges (@TrikwezeB_2) April 13, 2018
- Lloyd Summerall, a four-star weak-side defensive end, announced Alabama among his top 12 schools on Friday. Summerall is the No. 12 defensive end in the 2019 class.
Sorry For The Wait❗️❗️ #GodsPlan🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/ivNnDJbiq2
— Lloyd Summerall lll🎋 (@HimsoHam) April 14, 2018
- Four-star athlete Christian Harris, among the Alabama visitors last weekend, named Alabama as one of 10 programs he is considering. Harris is the 16th-ranked athlete in the 2019 class.
Top 10‼️ pic.twitter.com/kXqm0nmU0t
— Christian Harris (@Charris_36) April 14, 2018
- Three-star linebacker Keith Maguire Jr. named Alabama in his top five. Maguire is the 27th-ranked outside linebacker prospect in the 2019 class.
Top 5… Thank you to all the coaches that offered me and that gave me an opportunity to play for them. I will be committing to one of these 5 schools. pic.twitter.com/iX6XUxxnSC
— Keith Maguire Jr. (@Keith_Mag) April 14, 2018
- Four-star prospect Javonne Shepherd posted a picture of himself in Alabama gear, posing next to the national championship trophy on Saturday. The offensive tackle from Houston is the 30th-ranked player at his position in the 2019 class.
Crimson Tide🐘 #RollTide #RTR pic.twitter.com/Fs6ibxsOKf
— 🤺⁷⁶ (@JavonneShepherd) April 14, 2018
- 2020 prospect Branard Wright announced he received an Alabama offer on Saturday on Twitter. Wright, from Dallas, is the fifth-ranked defensive tackle in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports.
Blessed to receive a(n) offer from THE University of Alabama! #RollTide pic.twitter.com/YbVETx26EB
— Branrard Wright (@branardwright45) April 15, 2018
- Four-star safety Daxton Hill announced he will be at A-Day this weekend. Hill is the No. 2 safety in the 2019 class and the 28th-overall ranked prospect in the class.
Will be at Alabama’s Spring Game this Saturday!! #RollTide 🐘🐘
— #DaxHill (@daxhill5) April 16, 2018
- Four-star cornerback Marcus Banks cut his list to five schools. Banks, from Houston, is also considering in-state rival Auburn.
Give thanks to all circumstances . pic.twitter.com/AvMcFBDwpq
— Marcus Banks (@MarcusBanks1k) April 16, 2018