Alabama Football Recruiting Update – October 2, 2016

Alabama football recruiting update as of October 2, 2016. The Crimson Tide landed 5-star outside linebacker Dylan Moses a day after hosting him for an official visit.

There was never really any doubt that Alabama would take care of the Kentucky Wildcats in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide ended up taking down Mark Stoops’ team, 34-6.

And there were plenty of big-time recruits in attendance for an up-close view of the win.

The most notable prospect who was in Tuscaloosa this weekend is 5-star recruit Dylan Moses, the nation’s No. 1 outside linebacker and No. 6 overall player. Based on Moses’ Twitter account, he really enjoyed his time in Alabama.

On second thought, maybe “really enjoyed” is an understatement. On Sunday, Moses announced his commitment to the Crimson Tide, which added 299 recruiting points to its 2017 class. Nick Saban’s staff now has 21 recruits committed in the cycle, and Alabama is only 108 points behind Ohio State for the No. 1 class.

In addition to Moses, the Tide hosted 4-star defensive end Robert Beal, a Georgia commit, 4-star inside linebacker Jacob Phillips and 2-star long snapper Thomas Fletcher, an Alabama commit.

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 Turners

Roll Twitter, Roll

Five-star linebacker Dylan Moses had a great time on his visit to Tuscaloosa — such a great time that he decided to shut down his recruitment.

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