Alabama Football Recruiting Update – October 9, 2016

Alabama football recruiting update as of October 9, 2016. 

Nick Saban’s team took care of Arkansas this past weekend, 49-30, and now it will get ready to visit Knoxville where the Tennessee Volunteers are looking to bounce back after their first loss of the season to Texas A&M.

But on the recruiting trail, the Crimson Tide is still a couple of weeks out from hosting those same Aggies, and that Oct. 22 matchup will have some big-time spectators in attendance.

Alabama will host 5-star offensive tackle Foster Sarell, even though it appears he’s set to choose Washington and stay close to home. The same sentiment can be felt for 4-star safety Jaylen Kelly-Powell, who will be in Tuscaloosa but seems destined to stay close to home with Michigan.

The Tide will also welcome 5-star prospect Cam Akers, the No. 2 running back in the country. Ole Miss seems to be the favorite to land Akers, but a great visit can change a lot of things. We saw that when 5-star linebacker Dylan Moses committed hours after his official visit to Tuscaloosa.

With Moses, 4-star linebacker Markail Benton, and 5-star linebacker VanDarius Cowan, who will also be visiting for the Texas A&M game, the Crimson Tide don’t necessarily need 5-star linebacker Baron Browning, but he’s set to visit the Friday before the game versus the aggies.

Four-star tight end Major Tennison, a former Texas commit, will be on campus as well. Alabama is in a great position to land him.

Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

Alabama Football Recruiting Update

Complete Class

  • No. 2 Overall Class
  • Total Commits: 21
  • 5-Star Commits: 4
  • 4-Star Commits: 12
  • 3-Star Commits: 4
  • 2-Star Commits: 1
  • Najee Harris: 5-Star, No. 1 RB, No. 1 Overall
  • Dylan Moses: 5-Star, No. 1 OLB, No. 6 Overall
  • Kendall Randolph: 4-Star, No. 17 OT, No. 153 Overall
  • Tua Tagovailoa: 4-Star, No. 3 QB, No. 34 Overall
  • VanDarius Cowan: 5-Star, No. 3 OLB, No. 27 Overall
  • Alex Leatherwood: 5-Star, No. 3 OT, No. 18 Overall
  • Chadarius Townsend: 4-Star, No. 8 ATH, No. 131 Overall
  • Markail Benton: 4-Star, No. 6 ILB, No. 113 Overall
  • Tyrell Shavers: 4-Star, No. 16 WR, No. 109 Overall
  • Jerry Jeudy: 4-Star, No. 11 WR, No. 100 Overall
  • Akial Byers: 4-Star, No. 10 DT, No. 158 Overall
  • Mac Jones: 4-Star, No. 21 QB, Unranked Overall
  • Brian Robinson: 4-Star, No. 16 RB, No. 181 Overall
  • Gary Johnson: 4-Star JUCO ILB
  • Elliot Baker: 4-Star JUCO OT
  • Kedrick James: 4-Star, No. 15 TE, Unranked Overall
  • Kyriq McDonald: 3-Star, No. 40 CB, Unranked Overall
  • Jhavonte Dean: 3-Star JUCO CB
  • Brandon Ruiz: 3-Star Unranked K
  • Hunter Brannon: 3-Star, No. 72 OG, Unranked Overall
  • Thomas Fletcher: 2-Star Unranked LS

Tide Targets

  • Devonta Smith: 5-Star, No. 2 WR, No. 22 Overall
  • Marvin Wilson: 5-Star, No. 1 DT, No. 10 Overall
  • Cam Akers: 5-Star, No. 2 RB, No. 4 Overall
  • Trey Smith: 5-Star, No. 4 OT, No. 20 Overall
  • Isaiah Wilson: 4-Star, No. 11 OT, No. 68 Overall

Roll Twitter, Roll

Five-star linebacker VanDarius Cowan reaffirmed his commitment to the Crimson Tide yet again.

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