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MOBILE, Alabama — One of the bigger in-state recruiting battles between Alabama and Auburn this year could be over McGill-Toolen quarterback Jason Smith, a dual-threat signal-caller who gained more than 2,000 yards of total offense as a junior …
Stanford assistant coach Lance Anderson is the National Recruiter of the Year by Scout/FOXSportsNext, as voted on by the Scout.com/FOXSportsNext Recruiting Staff…
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Have you heard the joke about a gentleman’s agreement in college football recruiting? It goes like this. Once a recruit commits to a college, every rival stops recruiting him. It’s done out of honor because winning is vastly overrated so every coach falls in line because they’re gentlemen. Wait, that’s not a joke? Some Big Ten coaches actually believe in not flipping commitments?
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Signing day 2012 offered a blast from the past: The ability to offer multi-year scholarships. The Big Ten encouraged its schools to give football recruits four-year scholarships and many did. The SEC didn’t do as much prodding but at least two schools — Auburn and Florida — said they gave extended financial-aid agreements. The new NCAA rule could offer greater protection to players from getting their scholarships revoked due to how they play. It can also become a recruiting advantage because schools are permitted, but not required, to give up to five-year scholarships rather than annual renewals.
Florida State and Alabama combined to grab the state’s top six players Wednesday, but five other schools signed at least one member of the Press-Register’s Elite 18.
MADISON, Alabama – On the pure drama scale, this ranked even below Alabama’s 21-0 workmanlike drubbing of LSU in last month’s BCS championship game. Which was appropriate, considering how emphatic Bob Jones’ Reggie Ragland had been about playing football for the Crimson Tide since making his verbal commitment more than a year ago. Just like the title game, this one was never in doubt.
Alabama gets top-ranked class, Auburn eyes late additions, South Alabama lands one of program’s best classes
MOBILE, Alabama – Three weeks after hoisting the crystal football as the No. 1 college football team in the country, Alabama was No. 1 again Wednesday on National Signing Day. Alabama’s class of 26 signees was ranked No. 1 in the nation by Rivals, ESPN and 24/7 Sports and a close second to Texas by Scout.com. Auburn brought in a class of 20 signees ranked between 11th and 17th by the recruiting services, with coach Gene Chizik holding out hope for a couple of late marquee additions. The Crimson Tide’s class included three five-star prospects – Daphne running back T.J. Yeldon, Geismar (La.) safety Landon Collins and Arnold (Fla.) receiver Eddie Williams – and it added two coveted defensive line prospects to the class on Wednesday in Dalvin Tomlinson and Korren Kirven.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – One of the members of Alabama’s heralded 2012 signing class is T.J. Yeldon. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound running back from Daphne is one of the stars of the class. He’s a five-star signee who was named Alabama’s Mr. Football last month. Yeldon also is one of eight early enrollees.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – One of the members of Alabama’s heralded 2012 signing class is Ryan Anderson. The 6-foot-2, 244-pound outside linebacker from Daphne is one of eight early enrollees. He was among the new players who made a brief appearance Wednesday in the Alabama media room.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – One of the members of Alabama’s heralded 2012 signing class is Travell Dixon. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound cornerback from Miami, via Eastern Arizona Community College, is one of eight early enrollees. He said he came to Alabama because he wanted to play for coach Nick Saban and because of recent success of junior college transfers such as Terrence Cody, James Carpenter and DeQuan Menzie.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – One of the members of Alabama’s heralded 2012 signing class is Amari Cooper. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound wide receiver from Northwestern High School in Miami is one of eight early enrollees. He was among the new players who made a brief appearance Wednesday in the Alabama media room.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – One of the members of Alabama’s heralded 2012 signing class is Alphonse Taylor. The 6-foot-5, 340-pound nose guard from Davidson High School in Mobile is one of eight early enrollees. Wait. Did he just say he weighs 360 pounds?