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Fansided: Alabama Football: 2020 class can be exceptional without more 5-Stars
Alabama football holds the No. 2, 2020 recruiting class based on the current 20 verbal commits. Clemson leads the nation in recruiting for the 2020 class and the Crimson Tide is closely followed by LSU. Georgia is a distant fourth because the Bulldogs have only 14 commits.
The success of the Clemson Tigers is driven by five, 5-Star verbal commits. Alabama football, LSU and Georgia each have two 5-Stars based on the 247Sports Composite.
As we have said many times, Nick Saban has a rating system having nothing to do with star ratings by 247, Rivals and ESPN.
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Fansided: Alabama Football: What's next with future wideouts after 2020 decommit
Sometimes a player de-committing can leave a big hole in a coming signing class. For Alabama football, that was not the case on Tuesday. In-state 4-Star wide receiver, Dazalin Worsham changed his mind after being committed to the Crimson Tide for over a year. A recent visit to South Florida apparently changed his mind.
According to the 247Sports Composite Worsham is the No. 48 WR in the 2020 class and the No. 257 player overall.
There is zero indication the Alabama football staff pushed Worsham away. Several insiders also say there is little to no chance the Tide staff tries to get him back.
Touchdown Alabama Magazine: BREAKING: Dazalin Worsham backs off of Alabama pledge
Dazalin Worsham announced his de-commitment from Alabama on Tuesday.
Worsham is a product of Hewitt-Trussville High school in Trussville, Alabama,. decision leaves the Tide's with 20 commitments in the 2020 class.
*Story will be updated
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Touchdown Alabama Magazine: Breaking: Bengals Tackle Jonah Williams to miss 2019 Season
According to Adam Schefter former Alabama offensive tackle and Cincinnati Bengals first round pick Jonah Williams will miss the entire 2019 season. Williams has suffered a torn labrum which he has already had surgically repaired. Despite the untimely injury he is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2020 season.
More details to come.
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Fansided: Alabama Football: Best opposing players in '19 regular season
Every Alabama football fan knows the talent level in the SEC is the best in college football. As good as the SEC coaching is and in most cases it is very good, talent is what distinguishes the SEC as the premier college football conference.
We have looked at rosters, stats and projected depth charts for the 12 Crimson Tide regular season opponents. From that massive array of talent, the 28 best players to battle the Tide in the regular season were chosen.Quarterback Kellen Mond - Texas A&M - After splitting time with Nick Starkel in 2017, Mond was the Aggies' starter in 2018.
Fansided: Alabama Football: What to expect during the NCAA 'Dead Period'
Heading into the NCAA Dead Period, Alabama football recruiting can afford a semi-break. The current Dead Period continues through July 24. During the Dead Period, recruits may not be visited in-person in any setting. No in-person contact is deemed too casual. Unintended bumping into a recruit inside a store is not allowed and must immediately be reported. Contact with a parent is the same as contact with an athlete.
Communication does not stop. It continues through phone, texts, social media; even old-fashioned regular mail. The players and parents need a bit of a break. So do the coaches, though few take full advantage of it.
Touchdown Alabama Magazine: UA freshman LB flexing muscle at summer workout program
Much attention was placed on the offensive and defensive lines, but the linebacker position was a point of emphasis for Nick Saban in the 2019 signing class for the University of Alabama.
He collected four linebackers in the top-ranked group - including one who is already flexing muscles in the offseason weight program. Christian Harris, a four-star from Baton Rouge, La., fits the modern-day inside 'backer under Saban. In the past, the six-time national champion has recruited student-athletes at 250+ pounds to captain the defense but times have certainly changed.
After seeing the turnout with more athletic guys inside, especially Reuben Foster, Rashaan Evans, Shaun Dion Hamilton and Mack Wilson, Saban has refined his scheme and looks for players between 230 and 240 pounds.
Touchdown Alabama Magazine: Pro Football Focus anticipates a massive junior year for Jerry Jeudy
How does one become more "elite" at wide receiver after a season in which it won the Fred Biletnikoff Award (nation's top receiver) and was named an All-American?
Answers to this question may vary; however, Jerry Jeudy is expected to have a monster junior year for the University of Alabama this fall. He's coming off a sophomore campaign where he led the Crimson Tide in receptions (68), receiving yards (1,315) and touchdowns (14) in 2018.
The Florida native and former five-star had five 100-yard performances - including one versus Clemson in the 2019 College Football Playoff national title game (138 yards, one score) -- despite a 44-16 loss.
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Fansided: Alabama Football: The anchor of the Crimson Tide secondary
Alabama football senior, Shyheim Carter is not often mentioned in lists of players key to 2019 success. He should be. He is in fact, one of the most valuable players on a defensive team that must improve to challenge for more championships.
Shyheim is from the small town of Kentwood, LA, about 75 miles from New Orleans. He was a star quarterback and defensive back at his small high school. He was known as 'Nuck-Nuck' until the unofficial Mayor of nearby Amite, LA, Vincent Sanders suggested it be shortened to Nook.
Alabama football fans know about Sanders.
Roll 'Bama Roll: Jumbo Package: Mississippi OL Xavier Hill commits to Alabama
Happy Monday, everyone. The Tide held its annual Champions' Cookout event yesterday, and one commitment followed.
"My parents really think Bama is my best bet of getting developed and stuff like that, my biggest chance of achieving my goals," Hill said of what went into his decision. After they told me that I got to thinking. I met with Coach (Nick) Saban after that, and Coach (Kyle) Flood. After my meeting with Coach Saban something just clicked.
"He was really just telling me how much he believed in me as a player and what he thinks I can be under his program.