Alabama’s biggest recruiting event of the summer will take place next week as the Champions Cookout gets underway on Friday, July 21. The Champions Cookout is an invite-only event where the majority of the Crimson Tide’s most important targets will be on campus. This year’s event is no different.
The marquee name expected in town next week is 5-star quarterback Justin Fields. That’s big news for Alabama as it will be the second trip Fields has taken to Tuscaloosa in as many months. Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Georgia are viewed as the biggest contenders for Fields, but there has to be some legitimate interest in the Crimson Tide for him to return to campus again.
Also expected in town is 4-star quarterback Tanner McKee. We wrote about McKee this morning on SEC Country where he talked about his interest in the Crimson Tide, his Mormon mission and how he’s planning on preparing for college football while he’s serving others.
Here’s a look at who is expected in town next week. Note: This is only a tentative list of recruits expected in Tuscaloosa. Plans ALWAYS change, so don’t expect everyone on this list to show up.
Who’s coming to town for the Champions Cookout?
4-star cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis (Mobile, Ala.)
4-star JACK Jordan Davis (Memphis, Tenn.)
4-star outside linebacker Quay Walker (Cordele, Ga.)
4-star wide receiver Xavier Williams (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
2019 4-star offensive tackle Pierce Quick (Trussville, Ala.)
2019 4-star offensive guard Deyavie “Fridge” Hammond (Lakeland, Fla.) — making his first ever visit to Tuscaloosa
Prospects committed elsewhere
4-star offensive guard Emil Ekiyor (Indianapolis) — committed to Michigan
3-star offensive tackle Kwatrivous Johnson (Greenwood, Miss.) — committed to Mississippi State
4-star wide receiver Joshua Moore (Yoakum, Texas) — committed to Nebraska
2019 4-star running back Tyrion Davis (Baton Rouge, La.) — committed to LSU
4-star tight end Dominick Wood-Anderson (Yuma, Ariz.) — nation’s No. 1 junior college tight end will announce his commitment on August 1.
4-star linebacker Adam Anderson (Rome, Ga.) — recently de-committed from LSU
3-star tight end Glenn Beal (New Orleans)
4-star offensive tackle Tommy Brown (Santa Ana, Calif.)
3-star offensive guard Jerome Carvin (Cordova, Tenn.)
3-star defensive tackle Jalen Cunningham (Odenville, Ala.)
3-star running back Jerome Ford (Tampa, Fla.)
4-star tight end Luke Ford (Carterville, Ill.)
3-star JACK Andres Fox (Mobile, Ala.)
4-star cornerback Jaycee Horn (Alpharetta, Ga.)
4-star wide receiver Kearis Jackson (Fort Valley, Ga.)
3-star athlete Vernon Jackson (Boling, Texas) — committing on August 26
4-star JACK Cameron Latu (Salt Lake City)
4-star running back Asa Martin (Decatur, Ala.) — committing on August 24
4-star defensive tackle Coynis Miller (Birmingham, Ala.)
4-star offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere (Tampa, Fla.)
4-star wide receiver Justyn Ross (Phenix City, Ala.)
4-star offensive guard Sam Taimani (Salt Lake City)
4-star wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (Bellaire, Texas)
4-star wide receiver Justin Watkins (Clermont, Fla.)
5-star safety Jaylen McCollough (Powder Springs, Ga.)
5-star center Clay Webb (Oxford, Ala.)
4-star offensive tackle Darnell Wright (Huntington, W.V.)
Offensive tackle Tate Ratledge (Rome, Ga.)