Alabama Football Recruiting Update – September 25, 2016

    An Alabama football recruiting update as of September 25, 2016. The Crimson Tide has some important visits coming up with some of the nation's top prospects.

    September 25, 2016

    Alabama football recruiting update as of September 25, 2016.


    This upcoming weekend will be a big one for the Crimson Tide. Not so much because it will welcome the Kentucky Wildcats to Tuscaloosa, but rather because of the high-caliber prospects visiting the Alabama campus.

    There will be three names to keep an eye on: 5-star linebacker Dylan Moses, 5-Star offensive guard Wyatt Davis and 4-star linebacker Jacob Phillips.

    Davis, the No. 1 offensive guard and No. 14 overall player in the nation, has been committed to Ohio State since June, but the Tide could change the direction of that wind by giving Davis a great visit. Davis is an aggressive, nasty run blocker, who would fit perfectly with Alabama.

    As for Phillips, he’s the No. 7 inside linebacker and No. 228 overall player in the 2017 recruiting class. Both Oklahoma and Tennessee are making strong pushes for the Nashville, Tennessee native, but Alabama could really help itself out this weekend.

    When it comes to Moses. He’s one of the most talked about recruits in the country — mostly because Alabama and LSU offered him before he even got to high school. It’s difficult to imagine Moses going anywhere but back home to Baton Rouge, but Les Miles’ job security remains shaky following the Tigers’ 18-13 loss to Auburn Saturday. If Miles is fired, the recruitment for Moses could be blown wide open, and a solid visit on Saturday could make Alabama the favorite if Miles is shown the door.

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

    Alabama Football Recruiting Update


    Complete Class

    • No. 2 Overall Class
    • Total Commits: 20
    • 5-Star Commits: 3
    • 4-Star Commits: 12
    • 3-Star Commits: 4
    • 2-Star Commits: 1
    • Najee Harris: 5-Star, No. 1 RB, No. 1 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 VanDarius Cowan lets everyone know he’s 100-percent committed.

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