Alabama Signing Day Updates

It all comes down to this… it is National Signing Day for these uncommitted recruits. These are the top remaining recruits on Alabama’s board and the prediction on where they will be committing.. This page will be updated as they commit.

Alabama Targets By Ranking (All Decision Times are Eastern)

1. 

Derrick Brown

 Position Hometown Height Weight
DT  Sugar Hill, GA 6′ 4″ 322
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 9 Scout Rank 9
Rivals Rank 17 24/7 Rank 9
Composite 11 Star Rating 5 Star
Derrick Brown is a top defensive talent who will be choosing between Tennessee, Auburn and Alabama. Brown had an official visit to all three with Tennessee having the last shot at him. Georgia at one point was looked at as the favorite for Brown before he named his top three. There is not a strong favorite in the running, but I think Brown ends up picking Auburn.

COMMITMENT: Auburn was able to go into Georgia and get a great defensive lineman.

Decision Time- 3:10 PM

PREDICTION: AUBURN

COMMITTED: AUBURN

2.

ben davis 2

 Position Hometown Height Weight
ILB  Gordo, AL 6’4″ 235
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 24 Scout Rank 11
Rivals Rank 5 24/7 Rank 10
Composite 13 Star Rating 5 Star
Ben Davis’s recruitment will come down to Georgia, Auburn and Alabama. He is an Alabama legacy as his dad is Wayne Davis, the all-time leading tackler for Alabama. The hire of Kirby Smart helped the Dawgs out and Auburn still has a chance, but I don’t think it will be enough.

COMMITMENT: Davis decides to follow the Alabama legacy as his dad was the all time leading tackler for Alabama. A big major commitment from the Tide.

Decision Time- 10:10 AM

PREDICTION: ALABAMA

COMMITTED: ALABAMA

3.

Mique Juarez

 Position Hometown Height Weight
OLB Torrance, CA 6’2″ 226
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 30 Scout Rank 8
Rivals Rank 9 24/7 Rank 16
Composite 16 Star Rating 5 Star
Alabama has been trending big time for Mique Juarez. He took a visit on January 22nd and then right after Nick Saban made an in home visit to see him in California. This will be very close as UCLA has been the favorite and Ole Miss has an outside shot. I think he ends up staying in the state, but the Tide will make it close.

COMMITMENT: UCLA ended up keeping Juarez close to home keeping him away from Alabama and UCLA.

Decision Time- 5:00 PM

PREDICTION: UCLA

COMMITTED: UCLA

4.

jonathan kongbo

 Position Hometown Height Weight
DE  Surrey, B.C., CA 6’6″ 264
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 4 Scout Rank 5
Rivals Rank 5 Star 24/7 Rank 1
Composite 3 Star Rating 5 Star
Kongbo is the top uncommitted JUCO recruit out there and will be a huge piece to any recruiting class. After having some momentum early, Alabama chances have soured recently. It looks like this will come down to Tennessee, USC, Florida State, and Ole Miss. I think the late visit to USC helps, but Kongbo stays with his original Tennessee commitment.

COMMITMENT: The original Tennessee commit stuck with the Vols. USC made a late push, but Kongbo should play right away on the Vols defensive line.

PREDICTION: TENNESSEE

COMMITTED: TENNESSEE

5.

mecole hardman

 Position Hometown Height Weight
ATH Elberto, GA 5’11” 176
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 48 Scout Rank 16
Rivals Rank 11 24/7 Rank 13
Composite 22 Star Rating 5 Star
Mecole Hardman at one point was trending with the Tide near the end of his recruitment. However, a canceled official visit on January 22nd due to the winter weather. Hardman ended up making the trip to Athens instead and by all accounts had a great time. He will be choosing from seven schools (his mom will be making a cake for each one) including Ohio State, Florida, Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, Michigan and Tennessee. Look for it to be a two team race though between Bama and the Dawgs.

COMMITMENT: Not getting an official visit ended up hurting the Tide as Georgia won the battle for one of the best players in the country. Hardman should come into Georgia right away and compete for playing time.

Decision Time- 8:30 AM

PREDICTION: GEORGIA

COMMITTED: GEORGIA

6.

demetris robertson 2

 Position Hometown Height Weight
ATH Savannah, GA 6′ 1″ 180
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 62 Scout Rank 23
Rivals Rank 8 24/7 Rank 14
Composite 27 Star Rating 5 Star
There are reports out there that Demetris Robertson will not be signing on national signing day. He has scheduled a visit to Georgia after national signing day and there is no timetable for his commitment. He has a high priority on academics as he will have a final list of Cal, Stanford, Notre Dame, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Alabama. Alabama will try to reel in the former commit, but it will be tough to beat out Notre Dame.

PREDICTION: NOTRE DAME

7.

Mack Wilson

 Position Hometown Height Weight
OLB  Montgomery, AL 6′ 2″ 230
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 34 Scout Rank 46
Rivals Rank 26 24/7 Rank 15
Composite 30 Star Rating 5 Star
Lyndell “Mack” Wilson has highly publicized his recruitment and it is now down to two schools. Georgia and Alabama are the finalist even though Wilson had Florida as the leader throughout the process. Wilson canceled his official visit due to a miscommunication between Florida and his mother. Alabama is on a full court press for Wilson as they try to become the leader. The Kirby Smart hire helped Georgia, but I think Alabama keep Wilson in the state.

COMMITMENT: Shaun Dion Hamilton and Ben Davis were huge pieces in getting Mack Wilson to Tuscaloosa. It was a huge recruiting win getting Wilson to commit to Alabama.

Decision Time- 2:05 PM

PREDICTION: ALABAMA

COMMITTED: ALABAMA

8.

jeffery simmons

 Position Hometown Height Weight
DE  Macon, MS 6′ 4″ 270
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 84 Scout Rank 10
Rivals Rank 15 24/7 Rank 19
Composite 32 Star Rating 4 Star
Jeffery Simmons is a phenomenal defensive lineman who will be tough to pull out of the state of Mississippi. Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Tennessee and Alabama are the finalists for the defensive end. Alabama has a real shot to bring Simmons to Tuscaloosa, but I think he ends up staying in state.

COMMITMENT: Big surprise Mississippi State was able to beat out both Alabama and Ole Miss. He decided to stay in the state and will most likely play right away.

PREDICTION: OLE MISS

COMMITTED: MISSISSIPPI ST.

9.

Jack Jones

 Position Hometown Height Weight
CB  Long Beach, CA 5′ 11″ 164
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 96 Scout Rank 15
Rivals Rank 12 24/7 Rank 22
Composite 36 Star Rating 4 Star
Jack Jones is an exciting defensive back from California. Alabama has been trending with the smaller defensive back, but he is most likely to stay in California. His final three are Alabama, USC, and Texas A&M. However, it looks like he is going to be staying in state.

Decision Time- 4:30 PM

PREDICTION: USC

COMMITTED: USC

10.

aj brown

 Position Hometown Height Weight
WR  Starkville, MS 6′ 2″ 218
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 66 Scout Rank 45
Rivals Rank 53 24/7 Rank 38
Composite 51 Star Rating 4 Star
A.J. Brown is an incredibly talented wide receiver. However, the challenge again will be pulling a talented player out of the state of Mississippi. His finalist are Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama, and Cal. I believe Alabama switches the luck it has had in Mississippi though with Brown.

COMMITMENT: A.J. Brown stays in the state of Mississippi. Ole Miss did a great job going into Starkville and pulling Brown out. Great addition for Ole Miss.

Decision Time- 9:00 AM

PREDICTION: ALABAMA

Committed:

11.

devin asiasi

 Position Hometown Height Weight
TE Concord, CA 6′ 4″ 265
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 44 Scout Rank 67
Rivals Rank 46 24/7 Rank 74
Composite 58 Star Rating 4 Star
Devin Asiasi is a talented tight end, as well as a good defensive end recruit as well. Michigan is heavily after him and he could very well end up going there. He had a good visit with Alabama, but I think he ends up staying in state. His final five are Alabama, Michigan, USC, UCLA, and Washington.

COMMITMENT: Unbelievable job by Coach Harbaugh to pull the top tight end in California out of the state. He is a huge get who could end up switching to the defensive line.

Decision Time- 3:20 PM

PREDICTION: USC

COMMITTED: MICHIGAN

12.

landon dickerson

 Position Hometown Height Weight
OT Hudson, NC 6′ 5″ 300
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 64 Scout Rank 76
Rivals Rank 43 24/7 Rank 31
Composite 54 Star Rating 4 Star
Dickerson’s recruitment really started looking like an Alabama lean after his January 22nd official visit. However, most of his recruitment Florida State was looked at as the favorite and it actually looks like they have some late momentum. It will be hard for Alabama to beat Florida State with the momentum they are going into National Signing Day . Tennessee is the dark horse in this race. His finalist are Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, and Florida.

COMMITMENT: Florida State adds more much needed offensive line help. The Seminoles were able to keep the momentum through out the process for Dickerson.

Decision Time- 12:30 PM

PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE

COMMITTED: FLORIDA STATE

13.

Shyheim carter

 Position Hometown Height Weight
CB  Kentwood, LA 5′ 10″ 181
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 40 Scout Rank 98
Rivals Rank 114 24/7 Rank 71
Composite 81 Star Rating 4 Star
Shy Carter was an Alabama commit until he backed off of that commitment in August. Five months later Alabama is looked at as the heavy favorite for Carter. The one team that could spoil Alabama’s pursuit is Ole Miss. Carter has two infant daughters and says they are a major part in his recruitment. He has stated that he thinks Ole Miss treats his daughters the best. I still think Alabama pulls off the Shy Carter commitment regardless.

Decision Time- 9:00 AM

PREDICTION: ALABAMA

COMMITTED: ALABAMA

14.

Nigel Warrior

 Position Hometown Height Weight
S Suwanee, GA 6′ 0″ 188
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 157 Scout Rank 20
Rivals Rank 92 24/7 Rank 71
Composite 85 Star Rating 4 Star
Warrior is down to three schools with Tennessee, Alabama, and Auburn being the finalist. Tennessee is the major favorite as his dad, Dale Carter, was a first round pick. Alabama will make it close, but Tennessee should have the edge here with the Volunteer legacy.

COMMITMENT: No surprise here for the Tennessee legacy. A big get for the Vols.

 Decision Time- 8:00 AM

PREDICTION: TENNESSEE

COMMITTED: TENNESSEE

15.

Nigel Knott

 Position Hometown Height Weight
CB Madison, MS 5′ 11″ 174
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 36 Scout Rank 196
Rivals Rank 51 24/7 Rank 62
Composite 86 Star Rating 4 Star
Nigel Knott will be a battle between staying close to home or going to Oregon. Knott’s family wants Nigel to stay closer to home where it’d most likely be Ole Miss or Alabama. Nigel is publicly a big fan of Oregon, but I think the family wins out on this one. Look for Knott’s last official visit to Ole Miss clinch it for the Rebels. Mississippi State will be the dark horse in this recruiting battle.

Commitment: Alabama’s first cornerback commit is a big win, getting him away from the state of Mississippi. Knott has great speed and is a big part of the 2016 class.

PREDICTION: OLE MISS

COMMITTED: ALABAMA (2/01)

16.

terrell hall

 Position Hometown Height Weight
DE  Washington, D.C. 6′ 6″ 250
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 47 Scout Rank 267
Rivals Rank 20 24/7 Rank 64
Composite 100 Star Rating 4 Star
Terrell Hall was a late riser in the recruiting process, but is a monster up front. The one time Ohio State commit is down to Alabama, Florida State, Maryland, and Ole Miss. Florida State and Ole Miss are both pushing hard for Hall’s commitment while Maryland is trying to keep him in the hometown state. I believe Alabama has finished strong with Hall and will end up with his commitment. There was a bit of good luck as well where he had to stay an extra day on his official visit due to weather.

COMMITMENT: A great edge rusher with rare length Alabama is getting a great defensive end. They were able to beat out Florida State and Maryland.

Decision Time- 2:15 PM

PREDICTION: ALABAMA

COMMITTED: ALABAMA

17.

dontavious jackson

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
ILB  Houston, TX 6′ 2″ 248
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK 123 SCOUT RANK 65
RIVALS RANK 168 24/7 RANK 89
COMPOSITE 111 STAR RATING 4 STAR
Dontavious Jackson is one of the top linebackers in Texas, but his recruitment has been from teams around the nation. Where Jackson will go is one of the tougher ones to figure out as Alabama, Florida State, and Texas are his final schools. Alabama has a very good shot at him, however I think he will end up staying in his home state.

Decision Time- 10:45 AM

PREDICTION: TEXAS

COMMITED:

18.

Michail carter

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
DT Jackson, GA 6′ 3″ 311
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK 55 SCOUT RANK 178
RIVALS RANK 89 24/7 RANK 118
COMPOSITE 110 STAR RATING 4 STAR
Michail Carter has a decision between Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and Georgia Tech. Alabama got a mid week official visit from Carter, but Georgia will get the last chance at him. I don’t think Carter ends up leaving the state as Georgia gets another quality recruit.

COMMITMENT: Georgia ended up winning the tough battle against Alabama for the in-state target

Decision Time- 9:00 AM

PREDICTION: GEORGIA

COMMITTED: GEORGIA

19.

Keith gavin

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
WR  Crawfordville, FL 6′ 4″ 225
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK 79 SCOUT RANK 171
RIVALS RANK 143 24/7 RANK 111
COMPOSITE 126 STAR RATING 4 STAR
Gavin is down to two schools, Florida State and Alabama. Florida State is the hometown team as Gavin lives just 30 minutes away from Tallahassee. However, Gavin and his family are pretty big fans of Alabama during this recruitment process. I think Alabama ends up being successful pulling Gavin out of Florida.

Commitment: Gavin ended up choosing Location and committed to the Seminoles.

PREDICTION: ALABAMA

COMMITTED: FLORIDA STATE (1/29)

20.

Jared Mayden

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
CB Sachse, TX 6′ 1″ 190
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK 218 SCOUT RANK 56
RIVALS RANK 120 24/7 RANK 147
COMPOSITE 135 STAR RATING 4 STAR
Mayden decommitted from Oregon about three weeks ago and since then Alabama has been all over him. In the short time the Crimson Tide have been recruiting him, they have shot up to be a finalist for this cornerback recruit. His decision will be between Alabama and Oklahoma, where his dad was a basketball player. I think Alabama’s late surge is enough to land his commitment.

Commitment: Another big win for Alabama as Mayden decided to join Alabama instead of Oklahoma.

Decision Time- 9:15 AM

PREDICTION: ALABAMA

COMMITED: ALABAMA

21.

Tramonda Moore

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
OT  Oklahoma City, OK 6′ 5″ 350
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK 87 SCOUT RANK 144
RIVALS RANK 200 24/7 RANK 109
COMPOSITE 135 STAR RATING 4 STAR
Tramonda Moore is a big offensive tackle who has Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Alabama and Miami on his list. Unfortunately, this is looking like an in-state battle for the very good offensive lineman. Look for Oklahoma to edge out Oklahoma State.

Commitment: In the battle of the in-state schools Oklahoma State won out.

PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA

COMMITTED: OKLAHOMA ST. (2/02)

22.

Jauan Williams

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
OT  WASHINGTON, D.C. 6′ 7″ 270
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK 110 SCOUT RANK 27 OT
RIVALS RANK 146 24/7 RANK 165
COMPOSITE 180 STAR RATING 4 STAR
Alabama was trending with Jauan Williams, however near the end things have not looked as promising. Williams has Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Alabama as the finalist. It looks like the Seminoles will end up winning this recruiting battle.

COMMITMENT: Williams is a very good get at a position of need for Florida State. Florida State held off the late rush from other teams.

PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE

COMMITTED: FLORIDA STATE

23.

ahmmon richards

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
WR  West Palm Beach, FL 6′ 2″ 180
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK 212 SCOUT RANK 120
RIVALS RANK 62 WR 24/7 RANK 148
COMPOSITE 183 STAR RATING 4 STAR
Richards was a  Miami commitment until he backed off of it a few months ago. Right after the decommitment Alabama became the favorite. Miami has made a late surge with Auburn and Tennessee also in the running. It will be close, but I think he ends up going back to his Miami commitment.

COMMITMENT: After decommiting a few months ago, Alabama really looked like the destination. However, the hiring of Mark Richt was major for Miami keeping Richards.

Decision Time- Noon

PREDICTION: MIAMI

COMMITTED: MIAMI

24.

kobe jones

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
DT  Starkville, MS 6′ 4″ 270
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK 178 SCOUT RANK 199
RIVALS RANK 48 DT 24/7 RANK 276
COMPOSITE 226 STAR RATING 4 STAR
Kobe Jones is a quality defensive lineman who has been very busy with official visits. Ultimately it will come down to Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Alabama. Look for Kobe Jones to stay in the state.

COMMITMENT: Jones was too tough to get out of Starkville as he committed to the hometown team.

Decision Time- 9:00 AM

PREDICTION: MISSISSIPPI ST.

COMMITTED: MISSISSIPPI ST.

25.

mykel jones

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
WR  Patterson, LA 6′ 0″ 185
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK 271 SCOUT RANK 45 WR
RIVALS RANK 94 24/7 RANK 240
COMPOSITE 226 STAR RATING 4 STAR
Jones is down to the three schools of Alabama, Tennessee and Ole Miss. He has taken official visits to all three, but it looks like it will come down between Ole Miss and Alabama. Mykel Jones could very well choose Alabama as he went to the same college as Daylon Charlot (Freshman WR for Alabama). However, I think Ole Miss has the slight edge.

Commitment: A major upset for Oklahoma as it was considered an Alabama and Ole Miss battle.

Decision Time- 9:00 AM

PREDICTION: OLE MISS

COMMITTED: OKLAHOMA

26.

scott lashley

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
OT  West Point, MS 6′ 7″ 295
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK 140 SCOUT RANK 215
RIVALS RANK 27 OT 24/7 RANK 192
COMPOSITE 212 STAR RATING 4 STAR
Alabama is trending for Lashley and they may end up stealing the Mississippi product. However, it will be tough to pull him away from Mississippi State. I think when it is all said and done he ends up a Bulldog.

Commitment: Alabama gains a much needed offensive tackle for depth.  Lashley has a high ceiling and has the ability to be developed into the next starting tackle. Another big win for Alabama, getting another recruit from the state of Mississippi.

PREDICTION: MISSISSIPPI ST.

COMMITTED: ALABAMA (2/02)

27.

jacob mathis

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
TE  Tampa, FL 6′ 6″ 225
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK 256 SCOUT RANK 203
RIVALS RANK 30 TE 24/7 RANK 13 TE
COMPOSITE 252 STAR RATING 4 STAR
Alabama already has two tight end commits in this class so it is unclear if they have enough scholarships to bring in another tight end. However, they would make room for Mathis. His final list includes Michigan, Alabama, Florida and Ole Miss. He will probably stay in Florida, with Ole Miss challenging for the commitment.

COMMITMENT: Ole Miss got a huge addition with Mathis as they beat out Florida for the great tight end.

Prediction: FLORIDA

COMMITTED:

28.

keyshawn young

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
WR  Miami, FL 5′ 11″ 163
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK 214 SCOUT RANK 63 WR
RIVALS RANK 65 WR 24/7 RANK 67 WR
COMPOSITE 279 STAR RATING 3 STAR
Alabama is on the list for Keyshawn Young, but is not considered one of the favorites. The favorites include Michigan, USC, and Louisville. Look for Michigan to land the Miami product.

COMMITMENT: Keyshawn Young aka “Pie” announced that he will be attending USC. USC made a great push to beat out Michigan for this wide receiver.

Decision Time- 1:00 PM

PREDICTION: MICHIGAN

COMMITTED: USC

29.

Nick Eubanks

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
TE  Plantation, FL 6′ 5″ 215
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK 256 SCOUT RANK 29 TE
RIVALS RANK 9 TE 24/7 RANK 15 TE
COMPOSITE 289 STAR RATING 3 STAR
Michigan had a major need for tight end which was satisfied by the commitment of Nick Eubanks. Nick Eubanks committed to Michigan over Alabama and Florida on 1/28/16.

PREDICTION: FLORIDA

COMMITTED: MICHIGAN (1/28)

30.

jamar king

 POSITION HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
DT  Ukiah, CA 6′ 5″ 285
RECRUITING RANKINGS
ESPN RANK N/A SCOUT RANK N/A
RIVALS RANK N/A 24/7 RANK 56
COMPOSITE N/A STAR RATING 3 STAR
Jamar King is a JUCO transfer who was a late find in the recruitment world. Don’t let the 3 star rating fool you, he is a very talented defensive lineman. It will be a close competition between Alabama and Ohio State down the stretch. Look for Alabama to pull this one out.

COMMITMENT: Alabama was looked as the leader. Alabama held off Ohio State for this JUCO sleeper.

PREDICTION: ALABAMA

COMMITTED: ALABAMA

 

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