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Which positions should be a ‘concern’ for Alabama recruiting?

Alabama is off to an excellent recruiting start, and you should expect the Crimson Tide to continue their success. SEC Country’s Chris Kirschner will answer the Recruiting Question of the Day each weekday. You can ask him your questions on Twitter or on Facebook. Find our previous questions and answers here.

It’s still a bit early to classify any lack of commitments at certain positions as a “concern,” but I do think there are several positions that remain unclear for Alabama’s 2019 class. Remember, Alabama still hasn’t had its summer camp sessions yet, where numerous targets tend to emerge and some current targets start to fade.

Right now, I would say the only positions where main targets remain unclear are running back, wide receiver and tight end.

Alabama once had a commitment from 5-star running back Trey Sanders, and he’s still in the mix for the Crimson Tide. Other main targets include 4-star prospects Jerrion Ealy (committed to Ole Miss), Keilan Robinson and Deondrick Glass. Ealy and Robinson have visited Tuscaloosa this year, while Glass should make it to camp next month.

Wide receiver and tight end are very unclear at this point after SEC Country was told that Devonta Lee is liked more on the defensive side of the ball than the offensive side. The Tide like him at safety, while LSU, Alabama’s main competition, likes him at receiver. Alabama would like to flip Auburn wide receiver commit George Pickens, but that may be tough considering all of the relationships he has at that school. John Metchie, a 4-star prospect from Maryland, is a name to know. He told SEC Country that Alabama is in his top 2. Milton Wright, Mycah Pittman, Nnamdi Adim-Madumere and Zion Puckett are players to watch.

Tight end is even more unclear than the wide receiver position. Hudson Henry, the nation’s No. 1 tight end, is an Arkansas legacy. His father and brothers attended Arkansas, so it would come as a surprise if he didn’t follow in their footsteps. Keon Zipperer is a main target, but he told SEC Country that he doesn’t feel Alabama has prioritized him. There are other players to know such as Jude Wolfe and Ethan Rae, but outside of those players, it’s a mystery.

I wouldn’t worry too much about where things stand at running back, wide receiver and tight end because there are still eight months or so to go until National Signing Day.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018