Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Roll Tide-ings, a rundown of everything happening in Alabama Crimson Tide recruiting with Chris Kirschner. It’s Thursday, and we talk the latest about Alabama commitments that could happen this weekend.
Several recruits on commitment watch this weekend
Alabama will wrap up spring football with its A-Day game this Saturday, and, as always, numerous top recruits will be in Tuscaloosa for what is the biggest recruiting weekend before the Champions Cookout in the summer.
If you missed our early look at the recruits expected in Tuscaloosa, make sure you check it out here.
Here’s who I think could commit to the Tide this weekend. And, I should note, none of these players have a set commitment date, so sometimes it is hard to predict these sort of things.
Amari Kight, 4-star tackle, Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)
Amari Kight is my likeliest candidate to commit to Alabama this weekend. He’s a big part of the Tide’s plan on the offensive line in the 2019 class, which possibly could include 5-star tackles Pierce Quick and Darnell Wright, 5-star center Clay Webb and Kight. He has been to Tuscaloosa numerous times since becoming a national recruit and was back in town last Wednesday.
Alabama is in excellent position to land his commitment.
“I want to go somewhere that I can compete against the top competition and where I think I can get better,” Kight said.
It should be noted that Kight is also teammates with 4-star quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, who is a strong lean to Alabama.
Will Reichard, 3-star kicker, Hoover (Ala.)
Will Reichard has been on commitment watch for several weeks now. He has a top 3 of Alabama, Georgia and LSU. I have a hard time seeing Alabama lose out on Reichard.
Reichard’s father passed away 2 years ago, and playing closer to his mother is something that is important to him.
“Alabama is really close to home, so all of my family can come watch me play,” Reichard told SEC Country. “My father actually passed away from cancer two years ago, so my mom will be the only one left in the house when I leave. I know she’ll want to come watch me play.”
Jerrion Ealy, 4-star running back, Jackson Prep (Flowood, Miss.)
If Jerrion Ealy makes it back to Tuscaloosa, which he is expected to, this will be his second trip to Alabama in a few weeks. The Ole Miss commit is considered one of the Tide’s top running back targets.
Ealy’s recruitment is still open as he has taken visits elsewhere since committing to Ole Miss, so this one bears watching. I do know that he way very impressed on his Tuscaloosa visit earlier this month.
Dazalin Worsham, 2020 4-star wide receiver, Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.)
Dazalin Worsham is one of the Tide’s top priorities in the 2020 class. He’s been to Tuscaloosa several times, grew up a fan of the Tide and is teammates with 5-star tackle commit Pierce Quick and 4-star quarterback Paul Tyson. Alabama has two commitments in the 2020 class in 4-star linebacker Jackson Bratton and 4-star cornerback Javier Morton. Don’t be surprised if Worsham makes a commitment this weekend.
Roydell Williams, 2020 4-star running back, Hueytown (Ala.)
Roydell Williams didn’t grow up a fan of Alabama, but he named the Tide his leader shortly after getting offered earlier this year. Williams is one of the team’s top running back options in the 2020 class. An early commitment is possible.
Two more players to keep an eye on this weekend are Wright and Webb, the 5-star offensive linemen. Both of their recruitments are expected to go the distance, but it wouldn’t be too big of a surprise to see both choose Alabama this weekend. With Wright, his recruitment has turned into an Alabama-Tennessee battle. This could completely swing the Tide’s way by the end of the weekend. With Webb, I would be very surprised if he didn’t end up at Alabama. He’s very close with Quick and Tyson, and offensive line coach Brent Key is the coach he’s closest to. He actually calls Key an uncle.
It could be an excellent weekend for Alabama as it tries to regain the No. 1 class in the country.
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