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February 5, 2013
Your guide to National Signing Day
For the Alabama recruiting board, with as-it-happens news on all the signings - as well as updates on Crimson Tide signees throughout the day - stick with Tidesports.com. Bios, video, highlights, statistics and other information will be available on all UA signees, with the status updated as they sign.
Chase Goodbread will attend Alabama commitment ArDarius Stewart's press conference in Fultondale, and will stream video from the event at Tidesports.com. Later Wednesday, Chase will attend UA coach Nick Saban's afternoon news conference on the signing class. Follow @ChaseGoodbread on Twitter for his updates, and get much more at Tidesports.com.
Aaron Suttles will go to Muscle Shoals High to attend the much-anticipated announcement of defensive lineman Dee Liner, who is among Alabama's top targets. Following that, Suttles will head to Huntsville for the announcement of UA commitment Grant Hill, an offensive lineman. Follow Aaron on twitter at @AaronSuttles.
Andrew Bone, Tidesports.com's ace recruiting reporter, will engage in an all-day chat session for Tidesports.com subscribers, keeping members up to date on all the latest happenings on National Signing Day. Andrew will also be posting breaking news on the Tidesports.com message board all day. Follow Andrew on twitter at @AndrewJBone.
Tommy Deas will be giving timely updates throughout the day from the Tidesports.com war room. Follow Tommy on Twitter at @TommyDeas. The official Twitter account of Tidesports.com will send out signing updates all day long at tidesports@Tidesports.
IN THE HOUSE
These UA commitments already have graduated from high school and are enrolled at UA for the spring term. They will sign today and are eligible for spring practice.
Cooper Bateman, QB, Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood, 4-star
Raheem Falkins, WR, New Orleans Carver, 4-star
Derrick Henry, RB, Yulee (Fla.), 4-star
O.J. Howard, TE, Autauga Academy, 5-star
Parker McLeod, QB, Marietta (Ga.) Walton, 3-star
Jai Miller*, DB, Selma, Not rated
Luke Del Rio*, QB, Denver Valor Chr., 3-star
* Miller and Del Rio are walk-ons. Miller comes to UA an unrated as a recruit, as a 28-year-old freshman and former pro baseball player.
These players are considered solid commitments to the University of Alabama.
Jonathan Allen, DE, Ashburn (Va.), Stone Bridge, 5-star
Anthony Averett, ATH, Woodbury (N.J.), 3-star
Bradley Bozeman, OL, Roanoke Handley, 4-star
Jonathan Cook, DB, Spanish Fort, 3-star
Reuben Foster, LB, Auburn High, 5-star
Robert Foster, WR, Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley, 4-star
Grant Hill, OL, Huntsville, 4-star
Eddie Jackson, WR, Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd Anderson, 3-star
Tyren Jones, RB, Marietta (Ga.) Walton, 4-star
Walker Jones, LB, Cordova (Tenn.) Evangelical Chr., 3-star
Cole Mazza, OL, Bakersfield (Cal.) Liberty, 3-star
Darius Paige, DL, Foley, 4-star
Maurice Smith, DB, Sugar Land (Texas) Dulles, 4-star
ArDarius Stewart, ATH, Fultondale, 4-star
Altee Tenpenny, RB, North Little Rock (Ark.), 4-star
Tim Williams, DE, Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab, 4-star
THE INK IS DRY
These junior college or prep school transfers already have signed a national letter of intent to Alabama and are enrolled at UA.
Leon Brown, OL, Brooklyn (N.Y.), ASA College, 3-star
Brandon Hill, Offensive line, Chatham (Va.), Hargrave Military Academy, 3-star
BIG DOGS HUNT LATE
Some top national prospects have yet to announce their decisions and will reveal their choices today. All have been heavily recruited by the Crimson Tide and may well join Alabama's signing class.
Eddie Vanderdoes is a 5-star defensive tackle, 6-3 and 310 pounds, from Placer, Cal., whom Alabama has made a strong, late push for. Vanderdoes is also being heavily recruited by Notre Dame, Southern Cal and UCLA. Signing time: 7 p.m.
A'Shawn Robinson is a five-star defensive tackle from Fort Worth (Texas) Arlington Heights who is expected to sign with the Crimson Tide. Word of Robinson's intentions has only gotten out over the last week or so, but he is still being recruited by other schools, including Texas. Signing time: 3 p.m.
Dee Liner of Muscle Shoals High is one of the nation's top defensive linemen. Formerly committed to Auburn, he recently re-opened his recruitment and the Crimson Tide is now believed to be the Rivals.com four-star recruit's likely destination. Signing time: 11 a.m. (TV: ESPNU).
Alvin Kamara, a four-star running back from Norcross, Ga., will choose between Alabama and his home-state school, Georgia. Kamara is believed to be leaning toward the Crimson Tide, and comes from a school where Alabama has recruited successfully in the past. Signing time: 2:35 p.m. (TV: ESPNU)
Defensive back Antonio Conner could sign with either Ole Miss or Alabama. The four-star recruit would be the first UA player from Batesville (Miss.) South Panola since RB Jeramie Griffin. Signing time: 9:45 a.m. (TV: ESPNU)
KEEP AN EYE ON
These recruits have been recruited by the Crimson Tide, but are more likely to sign elsewhere.
Laremy Tunsil is a Rivals.com 5-star offensive lineman from Lake City (Fla.) Columbia, generally considered the nation's top prospect at his position. Tunsil has been a priority for Alabama for months, but is expected to sign with Ole Miss or Georgia. Signing time: 8:35 a.m. (TV: ESPNU)
Matthew Thomas is a 5-star linebacker from Miami Washington whom Alabama has had its eye on, but Thomas is expected to choose from among Miami, Florida State and Georgia. Signing time: 8:15 a.m. (TV: ESPNU).
Montravius Adams is a five-star defensive tackle from Vienna (Ga.) Dooly County. Alabama has maintained strong contact with Adams, but most experts expect the 290-pounder to land with Georgia, Auburn or Clemson. Signing time: 8:45 a.m. (TV: ESPNU)
Jarran Reed is a 305-pound nose guard from East Mississippi Community College who made a late visit to Alabama. He could be part of the Crimson Tide's class. Signing time: 2 p.m.
Defensive back Vonn Bell is a five-star prospect whom Alabama courted into late January. Look for Bell to sign with Tennessee or Ohio State. Signing time: 9:05 a.m. (TV: ESPNU)