Signing Day 2012: The Official Thread For New Crimson Tide Signees

Signing day is here, and we’ll be updating this article throughout the day as Alabama’s commitments for 2012 make it official.

SIGNING DAY!

DB 6'0" 202lbs. Geismer, LA Dutchtown High School

• Consensus five-star prospect and the No. 1 safety in the nation by ESPNU and 247sports.com and a unanimous top player in the state of Louisiana
• Parade All-American
• First-team USA Today High School All-American
• No. 3 prospect nationally by 247sports.com and the No. 6 overall talent by ESPNU
• Starred in the Under Armour All-American Game, recording an interception and keying a goal-line stand
• ESPNU has Collins as the No. 2 overall recruit in the Southeast
• MaxPrep’s Tom Lemming ranks him as the No. 10 overall player and the top safety
• Rivals.com rates him as the No. 17 overall player and the No. 2 safety while Scout.com lists him 20th overall and the No. 2 safety
• No. 3 on the SuperPrep Elite 50 list
• SuperPrep All-American, the publication’s No. 1 defensive back and the top player in Louisiana as well as the SuperPrep Southwest Defensive Player of the Year
• No. 19 on the PrepStar Dream Team
• PrepStar All-American and All-Southeast Region choice
• PrepStar’s No. 1 safety
• No. 3 in the Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120
• 2012 247sports.com All-American as a defensive back
• Clocked at 4.39 in the 40-yard dash with an astounding 43.5-inch vertical
• Had 34 tackles with four interceptions–two returned for touchdowns on the defensive side of the ball while rushing for 1,218 yards and 21 touchdowns on offense while averaging 13.7 yards per carry
• One of the top players in the country, Collins had his choice of programs from across the nation.

OL 6'5" 292lbs. Ellenwood, GA Cedar Grove High School

• Consensus four-star prospect who is among the best players in the state of Georgia
• Played in the Under Armour All-American Game
• ESPNU rates Greene as the No. 6 offensive tackle nationally and the No. 30 overall prospect in the ESPNU 150
• Ranked as the No. 2 talent in Georgia by ESPNU and is 15th in the ESPNU Southeast 150
• 247sports.com lists him at No. 141 in the Top247 and the site’s No. 17 offensive tackle
• No. 33 offensive tackle by Rivals.com and the No. 20 tackle by Scout.com
• The No. 18 player from Georgia by SuperPrep
• PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection
• Tom Lemming of MaxPreps lists him as one of the top 50 offensive linemen
• No. 93 in the Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120
• first-team Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State selection in 2010 and 2011
• Chose Alabama over Georgia, Auburn, South Carolina and North Carolina.

ATH 5'10" 192lbs. Baltimore, MD Gilman High School

• Can play wide receiver or defensive back while excelling at punt and kickoff returns
• Clocked at 4.45 in the 40-yard dash with a 37.5-inch vertical leap
• Turned in a great performance at the Under Armour All-America Game
• Parade All-American
• Five-star wide receiver by Scout.com and the No. 45 player in the nation
• Four-star prospect by Rivals.com, 247sports.com and ESPNU
• No. 20 player in the ESPNU 150 and the No. 4 athlete
• Ranked No. 4 in the ESPNU East Region and the No. 2 player in Maryland
• 247sports.com rates him as the No. 8 athlete and No. 76 in the Top247
• Tabbed by 247sports.com as the state’s No. 3 talent
• No. 79 in the Rivals100
• Rivals.com lists him as the No. 6 athlete nationally and the third-best player in Maryland
• SuperPrep All-American who is ranked 46th on the publication’s Elite 50 list
• No. 3 athlete nationally by SuperPrep and the No. 4 player in Maryland
• PrepStar All-American and All-Atlantic Region choice
• 2011 Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year
• No. 76 in Tom Lemmings Top 100 nationally and the No. 7 athlete
• Consensus All-State player as a junior and senior
• Baltimore Sun All-Metro team in 2010 and 2011
• Baltimore Sun 2011 Metro Offensive Player of the Year
• Accounted for 2,365 all-purpose yards as a senior with 24 touchdowns while recording five interceptions on the defensive side of the ball
• Chose Alabama over Virginia Tech, Auburn, Ohio State and Maryland.

TE 6'4" 240lbs. Buford, GA Buford High School

• Physical player who excels as a blocker on the edge with excellent hands
• ESPNU has him as a four-star talent and the nation’s No. 13 tight end
• No. 124 in ESPNU’s Southeast Top 150 and the No. 25 player in Georgia
• Rivals.com has Freitag as a three-star prospect and the No. 13 tight end nationally as well as No. 27 in the Peach State
• Scout.com lists him as the No. 20 tight end
• 247sports.com has him as the No. 22 tight end
• PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection
• First-team Georgia Sports Writers Association AA All-State selection in 2011 after earning second-team GSWA All-State accolades in 2010 as a junior
• 2011 Super 6 choice by the Gwinnett Daily Post
• SuperPrep ranks him as the No. 20 player in Georgia
• Chose Alabama over Florida, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, North Carolina and South Carolina.

OL 6'4" 280lbs. Prattville, AL Prattville High School

• Second-team All-America honors from USA Today as a defensive lineman
• 247sports.com has Gulledge as the No. 23 player in Alabama and the No. 62 offensive line prospect
• SuperPrep lists him as the No. 25 player in Alabama while Rivals.com ranks him 30th and ESPNU 37th
• Rivals.com also lists him as the No. 32 offensive guard with Scout.com ranking him 66th among offensive tackle prospects
• PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection
• Three-star prospect
• Chose Alabama over Florida State, Kentucky and Wake Forest.

LB 6'2" 243lbs. Madison, AL Bob Jones High School

• Five-star grade from Scout.com and ranked as the website’s No. 1 middle linebacker prospect and No. 9 overall player in the class
• 4.6 in the 40-yard dash and a 34.5-inch vertical
• No. 1 middle linebacker prospect by Rivals.com and a four-star athlete
• No. 43 player in the Rivals100 while ranking as the No. 4 player in Alabama
• 247sports.com has him at No. 39 in its final Top247 rankings while rating him as the No. 2 inside linebacker and the fourth-best player in the state
• No. 109 in the ESPNU 150 and the site’s No. 2 middle linebacker
• 49th in the ESPNU Southeast Top 100 and No. 6 in the state of Alabama
• SuperPrep All-American and the publication’s No. 38 player on the Elite 50
• SuperPrep’s No. 1 linebacker nationally and No. 3 player in Alabama
• No. 33 on the PrepStar Dream Team
• PrepStar All-American and All-Southeast Region choice
• PrepStar’s No. 4 linebacker
• Three-time first-team ASWA 6A All-State honoree
• No. 4 in the Mobile Press-Register’s Elite 18 and No. 25 in the Super Southeast 120
• No. 4 on the Birmingham News Super Seniors list
• No. 11 outside linebacker by MaxPrep’s Tom Lemming
• Chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida and Tennessee.

LB 6'2" 243lbs. Bastrop, LA Bastrop High School

• Physical linebacker with good size and skill, Devall is ranked as the nation’s 111th-overall prospect by 247sports.com and No. 122 in the Rivals100
• Consensus four-star player who is projected at linebacker in college
• Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 2 player in Louisiana and the country’s No. 5 linebacker prospect
• 247sports.com rates him as the No. 3 player in the state and the ninth-best inside linebacker target
• Scout.com lists him at No. 8 among middle linebackers nationally
• SuperPrep All-American and the publication’s No. 5 linebacker nationally
• SuperPrep’s No. 3 player in Louisiana
• ESPNU ranks Devall as the No. 98 player in the southeast and the No. 22 defensive end
• No. 48 in the Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120
• No. 131 on the PrepStar Dream Team
• PrepStar All-American and All-Southeast Region choice
• PrepStar’s No. 11 defensive end
• 2011 Louisiana Sports Writers Association 4A All-State selection
• Recorded 73 tackles as a senior at Bastrop High School, logging 53 solo stops, two sacks, three pass breakups, one fumble forced and one fumble recovery
• Chose Alabama over LSU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Arkansas and TCU.

QB 6'3" 225lbs. Allen, Texas Allen High School

• 247sports.com ranks Morris as the nation’s NO. 26 pro-style passer and the No. 85 talent in Texas
• Rivals.com rates him 30th among pro-style signal callers and 100th in Texas
• Scout.com lists him as the country’s No. 37 quarterback
• ESPNU ranks him 46th among quarterbacks nationally and the No. 101 prospect in Texas
• ESPNU also ranks him 132nd in the Midlands Region
• SuperPrep has him as at No. 120 in Texas
• Averaged 270.7 passing yards per game (3,242 yards) in 2011 with 35 touchdowns and just six interceptions
• Ran for 329 yards with nine rushing scores as a senior
• Completed 202-of-329 passes (61.4 percent) as a junior in 2010 threw for 2,534 yards with 22 touchdowns while completing 63.6 percent of his passes (189 of 297)
• Chose Alabama over Wake Forest, Michigan State and Virginia.

DL 6'5" 292lbs. Lynchburg, VA Brookville High School

• An elite defensive line prospect who played in the Under Armour All-America Game
• No. 100 in the ESPNU 150 and the eight-best defensive tackle
• ESPNU rates him as the No. 2 player in the state of Virginia and the No. 12 player in the ESPNU East Region
• 247sports.com has Kirven as the No. 6 player in Virginia and the No. 15 defensive tackle while ranking No. 189 in the Top247
• Scout.com also lists him as the 15th-best defensive tackle
• Rivals.com has him at No. 206 in the Rivals250, the No. 16 defensive tackle and No. 7 in Virginia
• SuperPrep All-American and the publication’s No. 35 defensive line prospect and No. 8 player in Virginia
• PrepStar All-American and All-Atlantic Region choice
• First-team All-State as a senior in 2011 after accounting for 15 sacks
• Chose Alabama over Virginia Tech and Tennessee.

DB 6'1" 182lbs. Atlant, GA St. Pius High School

• A consensus four star prospect
• ESPNU has tabbed Smith as the nation’s second-best cornerback and the No. 31 player in the 2012 ESPNU 150
• No. 16 prospect in the ESPNU Southeast Top 100 and the No. 3 player in the state of Georgia
• 247sports.com rates him as the No. 66 player in the Top247, the No. 6 cornerback and the No. 5 player in the state
• 88th in the Rivals100 and the service’s No. 8 corner as well as the No. 4 talent in Georgia
• Scout.com has him at No. 8 among cornerbacks
• SuperPrep All-American and the publication’s No. 3 player in the state of Georgia
• SuperPrep’s No. 10 defensive back (corners and safeties) prospect
• No. 66 on the PrepStar Dream Team
• PrepStar All-American and All-Southeast Region choice
• PrepStar’s No. 5 defensive back
• Two-time first-team GSWA AAA All-State selection
• Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11
• MaxPrep 2011 U.S. Air Force Medium Schools All-American
• No. 23 in Tom Lemming’s MaxPreps Top 100 and the No. 2 cornerback
• No. 18 on the Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120
• As a senior in 2011, Smith accounted for 80 tackles, three interceptions and over 800 yards rushing on offense
• Had eight interceptions as a junior and 14 pass breakups while making 47 tackles, three picks and 10 pass breakups as a sophomore in 2009
• Chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame, Southern California, Arkansas, Stanford and Georgia Tech.

WR 6'3" 204lbs. Panama City Beach, FL Arnold High School

• Consensus five-star recruit by ESPNU, Rivals.com and 247sports.com
• No. 11 in the ESPNU 150 and its No. 2 athlete in the 2011 signing class
• No. 4 player in the southeast and the No. 1 player in Florida by ESPNU
• 247sports.com rates him at No. 8 nationally in its Top247 while listing him as the service’s No. 2 safety and the top player in the state of Florida
• Rivals.com has him as the country’s top athlete, the No. 4 player in Florida and No. 24 in the Rivals100
• Scout.com lists him as the No. 3 safety prospect
• Played in the Under Armour All-American Game
• No. 34 on SuperPrep’s Elite 50 list, earning All-America honors as the publication’s No. 6 defensive back (corners and safeties)
• Ranks as SuperPrep’s No. 3 talent in Florida
• No. 8 on the Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120
• No. 3 safety in Tom Lemming’s MaxPrep rankings and the No. 83 overall prospect
• No. 24 on the PrepStar Dream Team
• PrepStar’s No. 3 safety
• Played quarterback, wide receiver, cornerback and safety in high school at Arnold where he was coached by James Hale
• 2011 first-team Florida 2A All-State selection
• Chose Alabama over Florida State, Florida and Auburn.

DL 6'2" 295lbs. Lindale, GA Pepperell High School

• Turned in a solid effort as a starting defensive tackle in the Under Armour All-America Game
• Four-star prospect by MaxPrep’s Tom Lemming
• Three-star defensive lineman by Rivals.com, Scout.com, 247sports.com and ESPNU
• Scout.com ranks Ball as the nation’s No. 27 defensive tackle prospect
• Rivals.com rates him at No. 29 among defensive tackles and the No. 28 player in the state of Georgia
• ESPNU considers him the No. 27 defensive tackles, 152nd among players in the Southeast and No. 35 in Georgia
• 247sports.com ranks Ball as the No. 36 defensive tackle and the No. 35 player in Georgia
• PrepStar All-Southeast Region
• Georgia Sports Writers Association AA All-State selection as a senior when he made 73 tackles with 17 tackles for loss, seven sacks, 38 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, including one he returned for a touchdown
• Chose Alabama over Georgia, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Clemson and South Carolina.

RB 6'1" 204lbs. Powder Springs, GA Hillgrove High School

• The No. 88 player national in the 247sports.com Top 247 while ranking as the service’s No. 4 all-purpose running back and the No. 7 player in the state of Georgia
• Rivals.com lists Drake as the country’s No. 13 running back and 185th in the Rivals250
• No. 13 prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com
• ESPNU ranks him as the No. 15 running back and the No. 105 player in the ESPNU Southeast Top 150
• Scout.com rates Drake as the No. 17 running back nationally
• No. 57 in the Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120
• PrepStar All-American and All-Southeast Region choice
• Second-team All-State selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association in 2010 and 2011
• Named to the All-Cobb County team and All-Region 4-AAAAA
• Rushed for 1,610 yards on 175 carries as a senior with 18 rushing touchdowns while averaging 9.2 yards per carry
• Also had 315 receiving yards with five scores while returning two kickoffs for touchdowns
• Georgia’s Gatorade Player of the Year
• Won the 100-meter championship in AAAAA
• Chose Alabama over Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Purdue.

The following are the eight commitments who have already enrolled in school at the Capstone:

LB 6'2" 250lbs. Daphne, AL Daphne H.S.

• A five-star prospect by 247sports.com ranked as the nation’s No. 19 overall prospect and the No. 1 outside linebacker
• 247sports.com also ranks him as the No. 2 player in Alabama
• Ranked 93rd in the ESPNU 150 and the site’s No. 7 outside linebacker
• Has four stars from ESPNU, Scout.com and Rivals.com
• Listed at No. 98 in the Rivals100 as well as the No. 6 outside linebacker
• Scout.com has him as the No. 22 defensive end prospect
• No. 5 in the Mobile Press-Register’s Elite 18 and No. 33 in the Super Southeast 120
• SuperPrep All-American and the publication’s No. 25 linebacker
• The No. 8 player in Alabama by SuperPrep
• Member of the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Super 12
• An ASWA 6A All-State selection
• Had 105 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior in 2011
• Chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida State, Tennessee, Illinois and Kentucky.

DB 5'11" 150lbs. Tuscambia, AL Northeast Miss. CC

• Second-team NJCAA All-American in 2011 after recording 24 tackles, one sack and one interception
• Ranked by 247sports.com as a four-star prospect and the nation’s No. 7 JUCO player
• Coming out of high school (Deshler) was rated as the No. 7 player in the state of Alabama by the Tuscaloosa News and was No. 16 in the Mobile Press-Register’s Elite 18
• Listed as the No. 21 cornerback by Scout.com and the No. 39 athlete by ESPNU
• Two-time Alabama Sports Writers Association 4A All-State selection, named as a defensive back in 2008 and an athlete in 2009
• Rated 12th in the Birmingham News’ 2010 Super Senior rankings
• Competed in the Alabama/Mississippi High School All-State Game
• Recorded 70 tackles as a junior in 2008 with four interceptions with two returned for touchdowns
• Also returned two punts and one kickoff for touchdowns while hauling in over 800 yards receiving and five touchdowns
• Picked Bama over Auburn, UAB and Southern Miss.

WR 5'11" 180lbs. Jacksonville, FL First Coast High School

• A four-star prospect by every service
• No. 22 in the ESPNU 150 and the No. 2 wide overall receiver prospect
• No. 10 in the ESPNU Top 100 Southeast Recruits
• No. 5 player in the state of Florida
• Played in the Under Armour All-America Game
• Ranked 42nd overall nationally by 247sports.com, the No. 4 wide receiver and the No. 8 player in Florida
• Listed at No. 58 in the Rivals100 and is the website’s No. 8 wide receiver prospect and the No. 11 player in Florida
• Scout.com rates him as the nation’s No. 19 receiver
• No. 23 in the Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120
• SuperPrep All-American and the publication’s No. 13 wide receiver
• First-team Florida High School Sports Association 7A All-State selection
• No. 62 in Tom Lemmings Top 100 nationally
• Ranked 11th in the Orlando Sentinel’s Florida Top 100
• Listed as the No. 10 player in Florida by SuperPrep
• Hauled in 55 passes for 881 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2011 while rushing for 222 yards on 22 carries for 10.1 yards per carry
• Caught 49 receptions for 990 yards and 12 scores as a junior in 2010
• Chose Alabama over Florida State, Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Notre Dame, Miami, Clemson and Tennessee.

WR 6'1" 185lbs. Miami, FL Northwestern High School

• A consensus four-star prospect
• No. 45 in the Rivals100 and ranked as the No. 6 wide receiver and No. 8 player in Florida
• Listed as the nation’s No. 7 wide out and No. 46 in the ESPNU 150 while ranking 25th in the ESPNU Southeast Top 100 and No. 12 in Florida
• The No. 6 wide receiver and the No. 10 player in the state of Florida, ranked 56th in the Top247 by 247sports.com.
• Scout.com rates him as the No. 12 pass catcher
• PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection
• No. 13 in the Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120
• SuperPrep All-American and the publication’s No. 14 wide receiver
• First-team Florida High School Sports Association 8A All-State selection
• Ranked fourth the Orlando Sentinel’s Florida Top 100
• Listed as the No. 11 player in Florida by SuperPrep
• Caught 33 passes for 722 yards as a senior after hauling in 16 grabs for 175 yards and four scores in 2010
• Chose Alabama over Florida State, Miami and Ohio State.

DB 6'1" 195lbs. Miami, FL Eastern Arizona College

• A four-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com
• First-team National Junior College Athletics Association All-American as a sophomore at Eastern Arizona Community College in 2011
• The nation’s No. 3 JUCO prospect in the Rivals.com JUCO Top 50 and the No. 9 junior college player by 247sports.com
• The No. 3 JUCO player by SuperPrep
• Recorded 39 tackles with four interceptions, four pass breakups and one fumble recovery in 2011
• 26 tackles and three picks as a freshman in 2010 when he earned first-team All-Region and All-WSFL recognition
• Led all of Dade County in interceptions with seven in 2008 at Norland High School
• Made 30 tackles and forced two fumbles
• Chose Alabama over Florida State, Miami, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Arizona, Arizona State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Texas A&M.

LB 6'4" 240lbs. Buford, GA Buford High School

• Unanimous four-star prospect in the four recruiting services
• 59th in the ESPNU 150
• Sixth-ranked outside linebacker by ESPNU and the No. 5 player in Georgia
• The No. 29 player in the Southeast by ESPNU
• No. 105 in the Rivals250 and the website’s No. 3 outside linebacker as well as the No. 9 prospect in the state of Georgia
• Scout.com rates him as the nation’s No. 4 middle linebacker while 247sports.com lists him at No. 150 in the Top247
• The No. 12 outside linebacker by 247sports.com and the 13th-ranked player in Georgia
• Georgia Sports Writers Association AA All-State selections
• No. 41 in the Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120
• SuperPrep All-American and the publication’s No. 7 linebacker
• The No. 5 player in Georgia by SuperPrep
• 93rd nationally by Tom Lemming
• Had 84 tackles with 17 tackles for loss and nine sacks along with five interceptions and a fumble recovery in 2010
• Chose Alabama over Florida State, Florida, Auburn and Clemson.

DL 6'5" 340lbs. Mobile, AL Davidson High School

• Four-star prospect by ESPNU
• ESPNU’s No. 15 defensive tackle and the No. 9 player in the State of Alabama
• 247sports.com’s No. 33 offensive tackle with four stars and the state’s 13th-best talent
• Scout.com’s No. 31 offensive tackle with four stars while Rivals.com has him as the No. 26 defensive tackle
• No. 100 on the Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120 and 10th in the paper’s Elite 18 (top 18 prospects in Alabama)
• PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection
• No. 11 on the Birmingham News Super Seniors list
• The No. 12 player in the state of Alabama by SuperPrep
• Recorded 30 tackles and four for loss in 2009
• Chose Alabama over Florida State, Auburn, Georgia and LSU.

RB 6'2" 210lbs. Daphne, AL Daphne High School

• Mr. Football in the state of Alabama by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and a first-team All-State selection by the ASWA
• Second-team USA Today High School All-American
• Five-star prospect by Rivals.com and 247sports.com
• No. 1 running back prospect in America by 247sports.com and the No. 2 player in the state of Alabama
• 247sports.com’s 13th overall player in the Top 247
• No. 2 running back according to Rivals.com and the site’s No. 12 in the Rivals100 and the No. 2 player in the state
• ESPNU lists Yeldon with four stars and ranks him as the No. 4 running back
• No. 55 in the ESPNU 150
• 28th in the ESPNU Southeast Top 100 and the No. 4 player in Alabama
• Scout.com rates Yeldon with four stars and the No. 8 running back
• SuperPrep All-American and the nation’s No. 6 running back
• 29th in SuperPrep’s Elite 50 and No. 2 player in the state
• No. 55 on the PrepStar Dream Team
• PrepStar All-American and All-Southeast Region choice
• PrepStar’s No. 8 running back
• No. 2 in the Mobile Press-Register’s Elite 18 and No. 5 in the Super Southeast 120
• No. 2 on the Birmingham News Super Seniors list
• Rushed for 2,193 yards on 232 carries and scored 31 touchdowns in 2011, averaging 9.5 yards per carry
• Caught 19 passes for 506 yards and a TD
• Totaled 1,112 yards and 18 scores on the ground as a junior in 2010 while also catching a career-best 34 passes for 504 yards and five touchdowns
• 1,121 yards on 201 carries as a sophomore with 34 catches for 361 yards and one TD
• Rushed for 227 yards and one score while hauling in 131 receiving yards and a touchdown through the air
• Finished his high school career with 4,653 yards on the ground with 65 rushing touchdowns while accounting for 1,502 receiving yards and eight scores
• Racked up a total of 6,155 yards from scrimmage in four years with 73 touchdowns
• Chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, Arkansas and Clemson.