Letters arriving in Tuscaloosa

This morning signed letters have arrived in Tuscaloosa from these players: Kellen Williams, Michael Bowman, Mike Marrow, Nico Johnson, Chris Bonds, Anthony Orr and Anthony Steen.

Receiver is a big issue at Alabama. The Tide needs more depth and more help for Julio Jones in stretching the defense. Here’s a highlight on Alabama signee Michael Bowman who signed with the Alabama Crimson Tide Wednesday morning. The wide receiver was rated as a four-star by Rivals and a 75 by ESPN. According to ESPN’s analysis: Bowman certainly has the size and hands for the position and is a big target in the passing game… He just doesn’t show much ability to separate versus man coverage and after the catch. He is kind of a one speed guy. He does a lot of things well, but isn’t much of a big play threat downfield. May be a better fit inside to sue his size and work the middle of the field.”

Official BIO from UA:
Michael Bowman, WR, 6’4″ 210, Rossville, GA.
One of the top wide receivers in the state of Georgia, Michael Bowman is on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 … ranked 58th on the Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … SuperPrep Magazine All-American … a Rivals.com250 player and ranked No. 9 in the website’s Georgia Postseason Top 75 … also listed by Rivals.com as the No. 20 wide receiver in the country … a four-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com … listed as Scout.com’s No. 14 wide receiver nationally and No. 143 overall in the Scout 300 … SuperPrep’s No. 15 wide receiver and the publication’s No. 6 player in Georgia … Tom Lemming’s Prep Football All-American… brother of former Oklahoma State all-conference wide receiver Adarius Bowman, who is now playing in the CFL … caught 37 passes for 1,075 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior at Ridgeland, earning Georgia 3A All-State honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association … hauled in 37 receptions for 722 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior … coached by Mark Mariakis … chose the Crimson Tide over Kentucky, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Oregon and Oklahoma State.

Other official signee bios are posted online at rolltide.com