The early signing period is right around the corner (Dec. 18) and Alabama is expected to have another top-ranked class.

There is a flurry of activity with the Crimson Tide, working on some last-minute pitches, expecting to welcome several commitments and other big targets to campus for official visits this weekend.

So far Alabama has 24 commitments, the latest one coming from Javion Cohen, who flipped from Auburn. Here is a rundown of how the Crimson Tide commitments performed in their final season of high school. Players are listed from five-stars to three-stars.

Chris Braswell
Five-star defensive end
St. Frances Academy HS, Baltimore, Md., 6-3, 220
In 11 games he posted 13 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 8 tackles for loss and was part of a defense that recorded six shutouts and allowed 74 points all year.

Drew Sanders
Five-star athlete
Ryan HS, Denton, Texas, 6-5, 232
Caught 34 passes for 717 yards and 12 touchdowns; had 326 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns and had 102 yards on 7 of 8 passing with five touchdowns.
Bryce Young
Five-star quarterback
Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, California, 5-11, 183
Led Mater Dei High to the state championship game behind 4,528 passing yards and 58 touchdowns with six interceptions through 13 games. He rushed for 357 yards and 10 touchdowns and finished his prep career with 13,250 passing yards and 152 touchdowns.
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Will Anderson
Four-star defensive end
Dutchtown HS, Hampton, Ga., 6-3, 233
Led the Bulldogs to an 11-1 record and an appearance in the third round of the Georgia playoffs.
Javon Baker
Four-star wide receiver
McEachern HS, Powder Springs Ga., 6-1, 190
Caught 58 passes for 629 yards with 11 touchdowns. He averaged 10.8 yards per catch. Has 100 career catches for 1,263 yards with 20 touchdowns. Led the Indians to a 12-1 record with a trip to the third round of the playoffs.
Thaiu Jones-Bell
Four-star wide receiver
Miami Carol City HS, Opa Locka, Fla., 5-11, 187
Had 38 receptions for 745 yards and six touchdowns for the Chiefs.
Brian Branch
Four-star safety
Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, Ga., 6-0, 182
Led the team to a Class AAAA, fourth-round playoff appearance and a 12-2 record
Jackson Bratton
Four-star defensive end
Muscle Shoals HS, Ala., 6-3, 233
Had 113 total tackles, including 62 solo with 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks. A member of the Alabama squad for Saturday’s Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game.
Jamil Burroughs
Four-star defensive tackle
McEachern HS, Powder Springs, Ga., 6-2, 323
Had 22 solo tackles, 11 assists with 11 tackles for loss. Had eight sacks with 11 QB hurries. Led the Indians to a 12-1 record with a trip to the third round of the playoffs.
Javion Cohen
Four-star, offensive tackle
Central-Phenix City HS, Ala., 6-5, 295
Three-year starter for Central and led the team that lost last week to Thompson in the Class 7A state championship game.
Traeshon Holden
Four-star wide receiver
Narbonne HS, Harbor city, Calif., 6-3, 195
Had 31 receptions for 512 yards and seven touchdowns through seven games.
Jayson Jones
Four-star defensive tackle
Calera HS, Ala., 6-6, 340
According to 247sports.com he had 52 tackles, seven sacks and 15 tackles for loss on an Eagles team that finished 1-9.
Demouy Kennedy
Four-star linebacker
Theodore HS, Ala, 6-3, 215
Had 73 tackles with six tackles for loss and two sacks with two interceptions. Rushed for 273 yards as a running back with five touchdowns. A member of the Alabama squad for Saturday’s Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game.
Jah-Marien Latham
Four-star defensive end
Pickens County HS, Ala. 6-3, 280
Helped the Tornadoes to the Class 1A semifinals with 69 total tackles, 27 tackles for loss and eight sacks. He also served as the team’s punter, averaging 37 yards per kick. Was a member of the Alabama squad for the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game.
Malachi Moore
Four-star safety
Hewitt-Trussville HS, Ala., 6-0, 180
Turned in 83 total tackles, including 46 solo stops with five tackles for loss. He also had four interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns.
Jahquez Robinson
Four-star defensive back
Sandalwood, HS, Jacksonville, Fla., 6-1, 190
No stats available
Quandarrius Robinson
Four-star linebacker
Jackson Olin, HS, Ala., 6-5, 217
Suffered an ankle injury and missed the majority of the season.
Timothy Smith
Four-star defensive tackle
Sebastian River HS, Sebastian, Fla., 6-4, 320
Recorded 15 solo tackles and 20 total tackles including 13 tackles for loss and 3 sacks.
Kristian Story
Four-star athlete
Lanett HS, Ala., 6-1, 210
Led Lanett to the Class 1A championship. Threw for 2,335 yards with 26 TDs, rushed for 1,036 yards and 15 TDs. Set state record for career touchdowns accounted for and most career total yards. He’s got 9,070 career passing yards, 3,618 rushing and 530 receiving from and accounted for 175 touchdowns (119 passing, 48 rushing and 8 receiving). Story’s 9,070 career passing yards ranks eighth all time and his 119 TD passes ranks third. Also a member of the Alabama team for the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game.
Roydell Williams
Four-star running back
Hueytown HS, Ala., 5-10, 202
Led the Golden Gophers to the Class 6A quarterfinals behind 1,304 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. He had 22 receptions for 333 yards and two touchdowns.
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Caden Clark
Three-star tight end
Archbisop HS, Akron, Ohio, 6-3, 245
Helped the Knights to an 11-2 record and a third-round playoff appearance.
Kyle Edwards
Three-star running back
Destrehan, HS, La., 6-0, 210
Has carried Destrehan into Saturday’s Class 5A state title game behind 1,736 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns. Last week he scored three TDs in the semifinals with 22 carries for 156 yards.
Damieon George
Three-star offensive tackle
North Shore, HS, Houston, Texas, 6-6, 348
Has the Mustangs playing in the semifinals of Class 6A Division I on Saturday against the Lake Travis Cavaliers.
Seth McLaughlin
Three-star offensive center
Buford, HS, Ga., 6-4, 270
Anchor for an offense that scored 467 points and 3,400 rushing yards. Graded out at 91 percent with only one sack and two QB pressures allowed. Helped the Wolves win a state championship against Warner Robins on Friday night.

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