Alabama has laid the foundation for what should be a top-5 recruiting class in 2019. During the next few months, the coaching staff will attempt to keep some of the nation’s top prospects in the state and add championship-level talent to the roster.
The Tide’s 2019 recruiting class, which is up to 12 commitments, could have as many as 27 or 28 players come National Signing Day in February.
Each Friday, SEC Country will review the week that was in Alabama recruiting. That includes an overview of the current commitments, the top remaining targets and what could be in store next for the Tide.
Alabama recruiting: Where it ranks
Alabama’s 2019 class is ranked No. 1 in the SEC and No. 1 nationally, according to the 247Sports composite. All of the Tide’s 12 commitments are rated as 4-star prospects or higher. The team has one 5-star commit, tackle Pierce Quick.
Latest Alabama recruiting newsAlabama’s 2019 class commits5-star T Pierce Quick, Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.)4-star LB Shane Lee, St. Frances Academy (Baltimore)4-star QB Taulia Tagovailoa, Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)4-star LB King Mwikuta, Troup County (LaGrange, Ga.)4-star LB Kevin Harris, Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)4-star T Amari Kight, Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)4-star DT DJ Dale, Clay-Chalkville (Pinson, Ala.)4-star CB Christian Williams, Daphne (Ala.)4-star DB Brandon Turnage, Lafayette (Oxford, Miss.)4-star QB Paul Tyson, Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.)4-star DL Rashad Cheney Jr., Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.)4-star T Tanner Bowles, Glasgow (Ky.)Top remaining Class of 2019 Alabama targetsRunning back: 5-star prospect Trey Sanders, 4-star prospects Jerrion Ealy (committed to Ole Miss), Keilan Robinson, Tyrion Davis (committed to LSU)Wide receiver: 4-star prospects John Metchie, Trey Palmer, Zion Puckett, Milton Wright, Jameson Williams, George Pickens (committed to Auburn)Tight end: 4-star prospects Hudson Henry, Keon ZippererOffensive line: 5-star center Clay Webb; 5-star tackles Darnell Wright, Kenyon Green, Devontae Dobbs; 3-star guard Kamaar BellDefensive line: 5-star defensive tackles Ishmael Sopsher, Faatui Tuitele; 4-star defensive ends Antonio Alfano, Nathan Pickering, Byron Young, Jaren HandyLinebacker: 5-star inside linebacker Nakobe Dean; 4-star inside linebackers Christian Harris, Lakia Henry, Kalen Deloach; 5-star Jack linebackers Kayvon Thibodeaux, Nolan Smith (committed to Georgia); 4-star Jack linebacker Derrick McClendon; 4-star Sam linebacker Lloyd Summerall; 4-star inside/outside linebacker Mohamoud DiabateDefensive back: 4-star cornerbacks Noa Pola-Gates, Jeffery Carter, Marcus Banks, Erick Young; 5-star safety Daxton Hill; 4-star safeties Jaylen McCollough, Nick CrossKicker: 3-star prospect Will ReichardPosition breakdown of Alabama’s 2019 commitsQB: 2 of 2RB: 0 of 1 OR 2WR: 0 of 2 OR 3TE: 0 of 1OL: 3 of 5DL: 2 of 5 OR 6LB: 3 of 5 OR 6DB: 2 of 4K: 0 of 1Geographic breakdown of Alabama’s 2019 commitsAlabama: 6 (Quick, Tagovailoa, Kight, Dale, Williams, Tyson)Georgia: 3 (Mwikuta, Cheney, Harris)Maryland: 1 (Lee)Kentucky: 1 (Bowles)Mississippi: 1 (Turnage)
NEXT USF officially announces the addition of former Alabama QB Blake Barnett