July 1, 2012
BONE: Insider Report
The University of Alabama is finished at the quarterback position for the 2013 class. They have the two guys they wanted in Cooper Bateman, from Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Parker McLeod from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga.
More to know about the future signal callers.
The Tide has two running back commitments in Altee Tenpenny from North Little Rock High School in Arkansas, and Tyren Jones from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga. Tenpenny missed his entire junior season, but has returned with a big spring and summer. He is still looking at other schools.
Learn more about these two players and key targets at the running back position.
Alabama has three wide receiver commitments which includes Ardarius Stewart from Fultondale High School in Birmingham, Raheem Falkins, from Carver High School in New Orleans, La. and Deon Johnson from Spanish Fort High School. The coaching staff and fans are always looking for the next Julio.
Who fits the bill this year and other possible receivers for the Tide?
The University of Alabama has the best tight end prospect in the country committed in O.J. Howard four-star from Autauga Academy in Prattville, Ala. He is expected to receive his fifth star in the next release of rankings. It's possible he will eventually get the nod at the No. 1 tight end in the country. The higher ranking usually means more schools pushing to land your signature.
Howard is a hot commodity for schools and other commitments in his ear.
The University of Alabama has a lot beef on the offensive line which includes four commitments who all weigh more than 300 pounds. Bradley Bozeman, from Handley High School in Roanoke, Ala., Grant Hill, from Huntsville High School, Andy Dodd, from Pepperell High School in Lindale, Ga., and Leon Brown from ASA in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Alabama is also in with several high-profile linemen.
Cole Mazza, long snapper from Liberty High School in Bakersfield, Calif., committed to the Tide in June following a special teams and kicking camp at Alabama. Mazza did not string out his 'one-week' time limit on the scholarship offer.
Learn more of the former UCLA commitment.
TideSports.com subscribers can learn much more about Alabama's commitments on the offensive side of the ball and key targets:
Tide Targets: Offense
Alabama has a commitment on the defensive front from Darius Paige a three-star defensive tackle from Washington High School in Pensacola, Fla. This is one position where several key targets are committed to other schools.
Will the Tide flip any players?
The Tide has a pair of commitments with two cornerbacks from out-of-state; Maurice Smith, from Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas, and Anthony Averett, from Woodbury High School in N.J. Alabama is hoping they are not finished at the position.
This position may lead to a little drama before all are signed.
Reuben Foster, five-star middle linebacker from Auburn High School, committed to Alabama last July. He committed to the school he grew up cheering for as a fan, but it was always going to remain a tough, intense recruiting battle. Georgia was considered the most serious threat due to his relationship with the coaching staff, his friendships, and the opportunity to play right away. The transfer took the tug-of-war to another level.
How high the drama before signing day and what is Foster saying?
TideSports.com subscribers can learn much more about Alabama's commitments on the defensive side of the ball and key targets:
Tide Targets: Defense
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