Multiple highly recruited Alabama prospects have committed to programs since the last time AL.com checked in on the state’s top prospects.
Florence linebacker Keaton Anderson committed to Alabama, Hoover linebacker Darrell Williams committed to Auburn and Minor defensive back Maurice Smitherman committed to Mississippi State in the last month.
Where do the rest of the state’s top prospects stand in early June? AL.com takes a look at the latest recruiting news and possible decision dates with the Top 10 uncommitted in-state recruits.
Daron Payne, DT, Shades Valley
Schools: Alabama, Auburn
Decision date: Near National Signing Day
Skinny: The 6-foot-3, 320-pound defensive tackle recently told reporters that Alabama and Auburn are even. The five-star prospect grew up an Auburn fan and he recently attended Big Cat Weekend, but Alabama is still considered the team to beat for him.
Tyler Carr, OL, Southside-Gadsden
Schools: Alabama, Auburn, Georgia
Decision date: Possibly this week
Skinny: Carr has long planned an October decision, but could decide as early as this week. He recently told AL.com that he was aware of dwindling scholarship numbers at his top options and that could speed up his decision. Auburn is the believed favorite, but Alabama is also in the running.
Bradrick Shaw, RB, Hoover
Schools: Alabama, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt
Decision date: TBD
Recruiting skinny: Alabama is considered a favorite to land Shaw — 50 percent of the Crystal Ball picks pegged him to the Tide — but has yet to offer him a scholarship. Mississippi State and Vanderbilt are the current frontrunners, but keep an eye on which other schools offer Shaw a scholarship.
Richard McBryde, LB, Charles Henderson
Schools: Auburn, Kentucky, Alabama, Florida
Decision date: Summer
Recruiting skinny: McBryde told AL.com at Big Cat Weekend that Auburn was his leader and he was getting close to committing. Florida State is also in the picture for the 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker, but McBryde said Auburn has a big lead. He could be the next in-state recruit to commit to the Tigers.
Keith Mixon, RB, Shades Valley
Schools: Mississippi State, Auburn and Clemson
Decision date: After senior season
Recruiting skinny: Mississippi State continues to be the school to beat for the dynamic running back. Mixon recently visited Auburn and Alabama, and would love to pick up a scholarship from either in-state school, but neither has offered him yet. Mixon could try to follow teammate Daron Payne to a college.
Nick Gibson, RB, Pinson Valley
Schools: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi State
Decision date: Likely July
Recruiting skinny: Alabama is expected to land the 5-foot-11, 191-pound running back, according to his Crystal Ball on 247Sports, which is 100 percent to the Crimson Tide. Mississippi State continues to be a factor, however, and it could ultimately depend on how hard the Alabama staff pushes Gibson for a commitment. Gibson recently camped at Alabama, but plans to take additional visits.
Traveon Samuel, ATH, Central-Phenix City
Schools: Auburn, South Carolina and Florida State
Decision date: December
Recruiting skinny: The speedy 5-foot-8 athlete told AL.com that Auburn, South Carolina and Florida State are his top schools. Florida State is currently pushing the hardest for Samuel, but watch out for Alabama, his “dream school,” if the Tide ever offer him a scholarship.
Darryl Williams, OL, Bessemer City
Schools: Auburn, Alabama, Florida State and Mississippi State
Decision date: Maybe summer
Recruiting skinny: Auburn is in the lead for the 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive lineman. Florida State is closely behind Auburn and Alabama could jump in the picture in a big way if it offers Williams a scholarship. Williams could make a decision this summer, especially with scholarship offers drying up at his top options, but hasn’t finalized anything yet.
Amonte Caban, LB, Smiths Station
Schools: Mississippi State, Tennessee, Clemson, South Carolina and Kentucky
Decision date: Summer
Recruiting skinny: Caban told AL.com that Mississippi State is his top school, though programs like Tennessee have since entered the picture. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker visited Mississippi State last weekend and plans to take trips to Georgia, South Carolina and Clemson, among others.
Jauntavius Johnson, DL, Lincoln
Schools: Auburn, Alabama, Louisville and Southern Miss
Decision date: Summer
Recruiting skinny: Johnson named Auburn his leader after attending the school’s Big Cat Weekend. The 6-foot-4, 320-pound defensive tackle is expected to make a summer decision and the Tigers are the heavy favorite to land him. He also likes Alabama, but the Crimson Tide haven’t offered him a scholarship.