National Signing Day – Official new Tiders and other signing day news (updated 6:55pm)

Alabama National Signing Day 2013: Latest Updates & Discussion

National Signing Day is here!

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Get to know the new members of the Alabama Crimson Tide with player Bios for entire class and quotes from early enrollees.

Alabama Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban says his team is not “stacked” at running back position. Coach Saban reviews this year’s class and talks about defensive recruiting strategy.

A’Shawn Robinson just shunned the underachieving Mack Brown in favor of the Crimson Tide, and the 2013 signing class is that much closer to complete. Along with the committment from Alvin Kamara, the Alabama Crimson Tide has earned the top recruiting ranking in multiple services including Rivals, 247 Sports and ESPN.

Regardless of what remains, it’s already been a good day, with signings going as planned…no last minute defections. But then, that’s been a running theme with Alabama head coach Nick Saban. There are usually very little surprises. Some of that comes from due diligence by the head coach and staff in selecting the right fit for the Tide. But some of it is, well, the opportunity to play for a recurring National Champion.

UPDATE: Here is Alabama’s official signing day breakdown of the class as of 3:45 p.m.:
The 25 total players, including seven mid-year enrollees, come from 13 states – Alabama (7), Georgia (3), Florida (2), Louisiana (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Arkansas (1), California (1), Maryland (1), Pennsylvania (1), New Jersey (1), Utah (1) and Virginia (1).

Class Rankings as of 3:45 p.m.: No. 1 247Sports, No. 1 Rivals, No. 1 ESPN, No. 1 MaxPreps (CBSSports.com) and No. 4 Scout.com

6 Five-Star Prospects (247Sports, Rivals, ESPN & Scout): Jonathan Allen, Reuben Foster, Robert Foster, Derrick Henry, O.J. Howard, A’Shawn Robinson)

14 Four-Star Prospects (247Sports, Rivals, ESPN & Scout): Anthony Averett, Cooper Bateman, Leon Brown, Jonathan Cook, Raheem Falkins, Grant Hill, Eddie Jackson, Tyren Jones, Dee Liner, Darius Paige, Maurice Smith, ArDarius Stewart, Altee Tenpenny, Tim Williams,

9 players participated in the Under Armour All-America Game – Cooper Bateman, O.J. Howard, Robert Foster, Reuben Foster, Grant Hill, Alvin Kamara, Dee Liner, Maurice Smith, Tim Williams

5 players participated in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl game – Jonathan Allen, Derrick Henry, Tyren Jones, A’Shawn Robinson, Altee Tenpenny,

3 members of the Parade Magazine prep All-America team – Jonathan Allen, Reuben Foster, Derrick Henry

8 members of the USA Today’s 2011 All-USA High School Football Team – Jonathan Allen (2nd), Robert Foster (1st), Reuben Foster (1st), Derrick Henry (1st), Grant Hill (1st), Dee Liner (1st), A’Shawn Robinson (2nd), Tim Williams (2nd)

14 players in the ESPNU150 – Jonathan Allen, Cooper Bateman, Robert Foster, Reuben Foster, Derrick Henry, Grant Hill, O.J. Howard, Tyren Jones, Alvin Kamara, Dee Liner, A’Shawn Robinson, Maurice Smith, Altee Tenpenny, Tim Williams

13 players on the PrepStar 150 Dream Team – Jonathan Allen, Robert Foster, Reuben Foster, Derrick Henry, Grant Hill, O.J. Howard, Tyren Jones, Dee Liner, A’Shawn Robinson, Maurice Smith, ArDarius Stewart, Altee Tenpenny, Tim Williams

11 players named to the Rivals.com 100 – Jonathan Allen, Reuben Foster, Derrick Henry, Grant Hill, O.J. Howard, Tyren Jones, Alvin Kamara, Dee Liner, Darius Paige, A’Shawn Robinson, ArDarius Stewart, Altee Tenpenny

16 players in the Rivals 250 – Jonathan Allen, Cooper Bateman, Reuben Foster, Robert Foster, Derrick Henry, Grant Hill, O.J. Howard, Tyren Jones, Alvin Kamara, Dee Liner, Darius Paige, A’Shawn Robinson, Maurice Smith, ArDarius Stewart, Altee Tenpenny, Tim Williams

18 players in the 247sports.com Top 247 – Jonathan Allen, Anthony Averett, Cooper Bateman, Jonathan Cook, Reuben Foster, Robert Foster, Derrick Henry, Grant Hill, O.J. Howard, Eddie Jackson, Tyren Jones, Alvin Kamara, Dee Liner, Darius Paige, A’Shawn Robinson, Maurice Smith, ArDarius Stewart, Tim Williams.

Signing Day Watch List

OJ Howard, TE Autauga, AL (Autauga Academy) 6’6″, 220 (4.5-40) ***** Rivals 6.1 Early Enrollee

Derrick Henry, RB Yulee, FL (Yulee) 6’3″, 243 (4.5-40) **** Rivals 6.0 Early Enrollee

Cooper Bateman, QB Salt Lake City, UT (Cottonwood) 6’3″, 190 (4.5-40) **** Rivals 5.8 Early Enrollee

Raheem Falkins, WR New Orleans, LA (GW Carver) 6’4″, 192 (4.5-40) **** Rivals 5.8 Early Enrollee

Leon Brown, OL Brooklyn, NY (ASA College) 6’6″, 315 *** Rivals 5.6 Early Enrollee

Brandon Hill, OL Chatham, VA (Hargrave Military) 6’6″, 350 *** Rivals 5.7 Early Enrollee

Parker McLeod, QB Marietta, GA (Walton) 6’2″, 189 *** Rivals 5.6 Early Enrollee

Jonathan Allen, DE Ashburn, VA (Stone Bridge) 6’3″, 255 (4.5-40) ***** Rivals 6.1

Bradley Bozeman, OL Roanoke, AL (Handley) 6’5″, 315 (5.3-40) **** Rivals 5.8 Grey Shirt

Robert Foster, WR Monaca, PA (Central Valley) 6’3″, 170 **** Rivals 6.0

Tyren Jones, RB Marietta, GA (Walton) 5’8″, 185 **** Rivals 6.0

Eddie Jackson, DB Lauderdale Lakes, FL (Boyd) 6’1″, 190 *** Rivals 6.0

Tim Williams, DE (Baton Rouge, LA, University Laboratory School) 6’4″, 230 **** Rivals 5.9

Darius Paige, DT Foley, AL (Foley) 6’3″, 295 **** Rivals 5.8

ArDarius Stewart, ATH (Fultondale, AL, Fultondale) 6’1″, 190 **** Rivals 6.0

Grant Hill, OL Huntsville, AL (Huntsville) 6’6″, 315 **** Rivals 6.0

Jonathan Cook, DB Spanish Fort, AL (Spanish Fort) 6’0″, 185 (4.5-40) *** Rivals 5.6

Altee Tenpenny, RB (North Little Rock, AR, North Little Rock) 6’0″, 212 (4.5-40) **** Rivals 6.0

Anthony Averett, ATH Woodbury, NJ (Woodbury) 6’1″, 175 (4.4-40) *** Rivals 5.5

Cole Mazza, OL Bakersfield, CA (Liberty) 6’1″, 240 *** Rivals 5.6

Reuben Foster, LB Auburn, AL (Auburn) 6’2″, 228 (4.5-40) ***** Rivals 6.1

Maurice Smith, DB Sugar Land, TX (Dulles) 5’11″, 174 (4.5-40) **** Rivals 5.9

Dee Liner, DE (Muscle Shoals, AL, Muscle Shoals) 6’2″, 274 **** Rivals 6.0

Walker Jones, LB Cordova, TN (Evangelical Christian) 6’3″, 230 (4.6-40) *** Rivals 5.7

A’Shawn Robinson, DT (Ft. Worth, TX, Arlington Heights) 6’5″, 304 ***** Rivals 6.1

Alvin Kamara, RB (Norcross, GA, Norcross) 5’10″, 192 **** Rivals 6.0

Eddie Vanderdoes, DT (Placer, CA, Placer) 6’3″, 310 ***** Rivals 6.1

Jarran Reed, DT (Scooba, MS, E. Mississippi CC) 6’4″, 305 *** Rivals 5.6 FLORIDA

Henry Poggi, DT (Baltimore, MA, Gillman) 6’4″, 260 **** Rivals 6.0 MICHIGAN

Montravius Adams, DT (Vienna, GA, Dooly County) 6’3″, 290 ***** Rivals 6.1 AUBURN

Antonio Conner, DB (Batesville, MS, South Panola) 6’2″, 202 **** Rivals 6.0 OLE MISS

Robert NKemdiche, DT (Scooba, MS, E. Mississippi CC) 6’5″, 260 ***** Rivals 6.1 OLE MISS

Laremy Tunsil, OL (Lake City, FL, Columbia) 6’6″, 295 ***** Rivals 6.1 OLE MISS

Vonn Bell, DB (Rossville, GA, Ridgeland) 6’1″, 190 ***** Rivals 6.1 OHIO STATE

Matthew Thomas, LB (Miami, FL, Washington) 6’3″, 210 ***** Rivals 6.0 FSU


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11 Responses to “National Signing Day – Official new Tiders and other signing day news (updated 6:55pm)” Subscribe

  1. CRIMSON HAMMAH February 6, 2013 at 6:46 am #

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  2. capstonereport February 6, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    It already looks like a fun day.

    So, does this early morning signing day activity mean that we should expect to see another SEC West school getting an NCAA probe?

    I’m betting….yes.

  3. capstonereport February 6, 2013 at 7:52 am #

    ITK is handling the updating. I’m going to share some comments here. I just tweeted this, but had to add it here. ESPNU’s coverage is a joke.

    First, they take a tight camera shot of Michigan’s doofus coach and cut Sam Steele Ponder off the shot. Really? We want to see a fat dude and not Sam Steele? In what world did they learn production?

    Second, ESPNU’s coverage is hilarious. You have the praise for the University of Ole Miss. A school certain to be the focus of an NCAA probe with all the chatter in recruiting circles. Also, some idiot on ESPNU used Auburn and relevance in the same sentence. Talk about an idiot. When did Auburn become relevant? 49-0 42-14, etc…etc…etc.

  4. CRIMSON HAMMAH February 6, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    u is great – all day all of the time

  5. capstonereport February 6, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Really amazing running back class this year.

  6. Crimsonite February 6, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Just guessing, but I would say that by signing Robinson we pretty much lost any chance we might have had to sign Vanderdoes. Of course Robinson is rated higher than Vanderdoes in most services – soooo. Still like to get him and give Michigan a scare in the bogus Scout ratings.

    • capstonereport February 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

      We are about to find out. Seems like chances are slim that Alabama lands him, but I can’t believe this year’s running back bonanza.

      • capstonereport February 6, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

        And it is Notre Dame.

  7. ITK February 6, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    Even without Vanderdoes, what an amazing class. DT’s, DE’s and RB’s to spare.

    This will go down as the best class in Saban’s tenure; better than 2008. Unreal.

  8. BamaDon February 6, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    The only player Alabama really missed on was
    the Safety Conner kid who picked Ole Miss!!
    We are so lucky to be Alabama fans with all
    these great recruits!! RTR

  9. BamaDon February 6, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    Indy Vol,
    Where was UcheaT ratings today in the SEC!!
    11 OR 12 and Vandy a had much better class
    than your TRAIN WRECK BUTT CHUGGING
    UNIVERSITY!!! RTR

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