All eyes will be on Lyndell “Mack” Wilson in 2016 if the early rankings are any indicator.
Scout.com ranked the Carver-Montgomery linebacker as the seventh-best player in the country in the class of 2016. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound five-star prospect already has scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia, among others. He is an explosive, athletic linebacker and impressed college coaches playing alongside Shaun Hamilton, now at Alabama, last year.
Wilson is one of seven Alabama prospects to make Scout’s initial Top 300 for the class of 2016. 2016 could be the year of the linebacker in Alabama, according to the rankings, as three linebackers made the Top 150. In addition to Wilson, Gordo linebacker Ben Davis (No. 30) and Hoover linebacker Jeremiah Moon (No. 149) made the cut.
Davis, the son of Alabama’s all-time tackles leader Wayne Davis, picked up a scholarship offer from Alabama last week. Moon is yet another highly-rated recruit to come out of the Hoover football factory.
Central-Phenix City John Broussard was the third-highest rated Alabama recruit in the Scout rankings at No. 65. Broussard already holds double-digit scholarship offers.
Other Alabama natives to make the list: Greenville defensive end Marlon Davidson (No. 105), Madison Academy running back Malik Miller (No. 258) and St. Paul’s Episcopal offensive lineman Darius Whitfield (No. 292).
Miller is the source of an early in-state battle between Alabama and Auburn, while Whitfield’s older brother, Josh Casher, flipped from Auburn to Alabama last recruiting cycle.
You can check out the full Scout rankings here.