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2012 Recruiting Bid Board, text only

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Landon Collins Rivals ranking: *****
High School: Dutchtown (Geismar, La.) | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 199 | Position: Safety
Suttles says: Collins is great in run support, able to deliver the big hit. A prototypical safety in the Alabama defense.

Darren Lake Rivals ranking: ***
High School: Sumter Central (York) | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 330 | Position: Defensive tackle
Suttles says: Lake projects as a nose guard in Alabama's 3-4 defense. Hill has great strength and will only get stronger in UA's strength and conditioning program.

Cyrus Jones Rivals ranking ****
High School: Gilman School (Baltimore) | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 183 | Position: Athlete
Suttles says: Jones is another versatile athlete in this class. Some schools recruited him as a defensive back, but Jones will begin his career at UA as a wide receiver.

Adam Griffith Rivals ranking: ***
High School: Calhoun (Calhoun, Ga.) | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 175 | Position: Kicker
Suttles says: Griffith proved he handle the pressure of kicking at Alabama, evidenced by his game-winning field goal in the state championship game.

Brandon Hill Rivals ranking: ***
High School: St. George's (Collierville, Tenn.) | Height: 6-6 | Weight: 352 | Position: Offensive tackle
Suttles says: A massive tackle prospect with the ideal frame to play in the SEC. Hill and Brandon Greene give UA two solid offensive tackle prospects.

Kurt Freitag Rivals ranking: ***
High School: Buford (Buford, Ga.) | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 245 | Position: Tight end
Suttles says: Freitag has good athleticism to go with his size. He projects similarly to Brad Smelley in the role of H-back.

Tyler Hayes Rivals ranking: ****
High School: Thomasville | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 215 | Position: Linebacker
Suttles says: Hayes is perhaps the best athlete in this class. He played both ways for Thomasville, as a running back and linebacker. He could play safety or linebacker.

Caleb Gulledge Rivals ranking: ***
High School: Prattville | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 255 | Position: Defensive tackle
Suttles says: Gulledge already looks like a college player with a good frame. He could play offensive guard, but he will start off on the defensive side of the ball for UA.

Reggie Ragland Rivals ranking: ****
High School: Bob Jones (Madison) | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 245 | Position: Linebacker
Suttles says: Ragland played linebacker and tight end at Bob Jones and excelled at both. He's got all the tools to be the next great middle linebacker for the Crimson Tide.

Denzel Devall Rivals ranking: ****
High School: Bastrop (Bastrop, La.) | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 236 | Position: Linebacker
Suttles says: Devall has great size and projects as a middle linebacker.

Brandon Greene Rivals ranking: ****
High School: Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.) | Height: 6-6 | Weight: 280 | Position: Offensive tackle
Suttles says: Greene is considered by many to be the best offensive tackle prospect in the state of Georgia. Alabama held off a late charge by Georgia to keep Greene committed.

Kenyan Drake Rivals ranking: ****
High School: Hillgrove (Powder Springs, Ga.) | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 195 | Position: Running back
Suttles says: Drake has great speed and is best when he makes one cut and heads upfield. He was the Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year.

Dakota Ball Rivals Ranking: ***
High School: Pepperell (Lindale, Ga.) Height: 6-2 | Weight: 292 | Position: Defensive end
Suttles says: Ball has a mean streak in the trenches with a relentless motor.

Eddie Williams Rivals ranking: *****
High School: Arnold (Panama City Beach, Fla.) | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 204 | Position: Athlete
Suttles says: Williams will likely start off at wide receiver at Alabama. He has great leaping ability to go with his size. He has good speed and big hands. He was originally rated as a safety.

Korren Kirven
High School: Brookeville (Lynchburg, Va.) | Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 272 pounds | Position: Defensive Tackle
Suttles says: Kirven is the nation's 16th-ranked defensive tackle and a member of the Rivals250.

Dalvin Tomlinson Rivals ranking: ****
High School: Henry County (McDonough, Ga.) | Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 270 | Position: Defensive tackle
Suttles says: Tomlinson is a three-time Georgia heavyweight wresting state champion. He won MVP at the Georgia VTO camp last spring.

Geno Smith Rivals Ranking: ****
High School: St. Pius X (Atlanta) | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 180 | Position: Defensive back
Suttles says: Smith was a key for this class, as Alabama needed defensive backs. Smith played safety and running back his senior season. He participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

Alec Morris Rivals ranking: ***
High School: Allen (Allen, Texas) | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 235 | Position: Quarterback
Suttles says: Morris is a tough, smart quarterback who put up huge numbers in Texas his senior season. Morris was originally committed to Wake Forest, but Alabama tabbed him as one of its top quarterback prospects in this class.

T.J. Yeldon Rivals ranking: *****
High School: Daphne | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 205 | Position: Running back
Suttles says: Yeldon is a complete back. He can run between the tackles for the tough yards or go around the end with superior speed. He also has great vision and nice hands to catch the ball out of the backfield.

Ryan Anderson Rivals ranking: ****
High School: Daphne | Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 250 | Position: Defensive end/Linebacker
Suttles says: Anderson is a big, physical athlete, recruited for the Jack linebacker position. He's in the same mold as Courtney Upshaw.

Deion Belue Rivals Ranking: ***
High School: Northeast Community College (Booneville, Miss.) | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 170 | Position: Defensive back
Suttles says: Belue is a talented return man with good cover skills. He needs to add strength.

Chris Black Rivals Ranking: ****
High School: First Coast (Jacksonville, Fla.) | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 170 | Position: Wide receiver
Suttles says: Black is an explosive receiver with big-play ability.

Amari Cooper Rivals ranking ****
High School: Miami Northwestern | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 175 | Position: Wide receiver
Suttles says: Perhaps the most talented of the receivers in this class, Cooper has great hands and good body control to go get the ball in the air.

Travell Dixon Rivals ranking: ****
High School: Eastern Arizona Junior College (Thatcher, Ariz.) | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 200 | Position: Defensive back
Suttles says: Dixon has the size of Dre Kirkpatrick. He hopes to repeat the success of junior college transfer DeQuan Menzie.

Dillon Lee Rivals ranking: ****
High School: Buford (Buford, Ga.) | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 220 | Position: Linebacker
Suttles says: Lee is faster than you might expect. He's a fantastic athlete who could play a couple of the linebacker positions in UA's defense. He had surgery to repair a torn labrum in the offseason.

Alphonse Taylor Rivals ranking: ***
High School: Davidson (Mobile) | Height: 6-6 | Weight: 340 | Position: Defensive tackle
Suttles says: Taylor is a jumbo lineman with great size. He needs to reshape his body, but he got a head start on his competition by enrolling early at Alabama.

Players will be added as letters of intent are sent to the University.

2012 Commitments and Targets

Casey Gladney Rivals ranking: ***
High School: Columbia (Columbia, S.C.) | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 177 | Position: Wide receiver
Suttles says: Gladney had a big senior year. He runs good routes to go with 4.5 speed and above-average hands.

Darius Philon Rivals ranking: ***
High School: Vigor (Prichard) | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 282 | Position: Defensive end
Suttles says: Philon combines superior quickness and good strength. He has toughness, too. He finished his senior season playing through a torn meniscus in his knee, leading Vigor to the Class 5A final.

Eddie Goldman Rivals ranking: *****
High School: Friendship Academy (Washington D.C.) Height: 6-4 | Weight: 307 | Position: Defensive tackle
Suttles says: Goldman is the nation's second-ranked defensive lineman and a monster in the trenches.

Jameis Winston Rivals ranking: *****
High School: Hueytown | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 200 | Position: Quarterback
Suttles says: Winston is the country's top-ranked quarterback and the nation's 10th overall player. He is also a highly regarded baseball prospect.

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