It’s like Groundhog’s Day, or an audio message stuck on repeat.
Alabama is in great position to once again win a mythical national title in recruiting, though the competition is a bit stiffer this time around. The Crimson Tide have seven prospects with four stars attached to their names (or five). They already have a diverse group that addresses needs on the defensive line, in the offensive backfield, in the defensive backfield and on the offensive line.
It’s just a solid group of eight commitments already, and the No. 2 class in the nation, battling No. 1 Texas A&M and No. 3 LSU for that coveted No. 1 spot. Since New Years Day, it has been a back and forth affair among the three SEC West powers.
The latest pickup for the Crimson Tide came on March 6 when they landed defensive end Anfernee Jennings out of Dadeville (Ala.). He was their third in-state pickup. Prime targets like DT Daron Payne, OL Richie Petitbon and JUCO No. 1 prospect Jovon Robinson–among others–could be on their way soon, too, which would likely push the ‘Tide to the top.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.
|35||Mekhi Brown||Carver (Columbus, GA)||5||DE||6’6”||230|
|54||Desherrius Flowers||Vigor (Mobile, AL)||4||RB||6’1”||212|
|56||Deionte Thompson||West Orange-Stark (Orange, TX)||4||S||6’2”||175|
|135||Jonathan Ledbetter||Tucker (Tucker, GA)||4||DT||6’5”||265|
|193||Lester Cotton||Central Sch (Tuscaloosa, AL)||4||OL||6’5”||309|
|204||Daylon Charlot||Patterson (Patterson, LA)||4||WR||5’11”||180|
|225||Dallas Warmack||Mays (Atlanta, GA)||4||OL||6’2”||290|
|683||Anfernee Jennings||Dadeville (Dadeville, Ala.)||3||DE||6’3”||260|