Tide hunting linebackers

Tide looking to recruiting for help at linebacker
Alabama landed a good crop of players in the 2008 class, and is poised to haul in another impressive group in 2009. Of special concern will be linebacker, where the Tide needs help. Andrew Bone covers the top Alabama targets at that position.

Nico Johnson, Scout.com five-star middle linebacker from Andalusia High School and Tana Patrick, Scout.com four-star strong side linebacker from North Jackson High School in Stephenson are two who could fill the class in a big way.
The two players are at the top of Alabama’s wish list, and the fact both are in-state prospects should help the Tide’s chances even more to ink their signatures in February.

Advertisement: Story continues below

Other Tide linebacker targets identified by Bone:
Damario Jeffery, Scout.com four-star weakside linebacker from Columbia High School in South Carolina.

Frankie Telfort, Scout.com four-star weakside linebacker Gulliver Prep High School in Florida.

Frank Crawford, Scout.com three-star safety, is teammates with Telfort and has high interest in Alabama.

Jonathan Atchison, Scout.com three-star strongside linebacker from Douglass High School in Atlanta, Ga.

Jarvis Jones, Scout.com four-star strongside linebacker from Carver High School in Columbus, Ga.