Alabama football: Nick Saban to finalize his 2018 recruiting class on National Signing Day
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Alabama will finalize its 2018 signing class on Wednesday. Right now, Alabama stands at No. 6 in the team recruiting rankings according to 247Sports. The Crimson Tide have one 5-star recruit in defensive tackle Eyabi Anoma. Still, Alabama is in play for some major recruits. Our own Chris Kirschner predicted what Alabama’s signing class will end up looking like.
Alabama and coach Nick Saban already made a major decision with its class. The team will not sign 4-star linebacker Vernon Jackson. Alabama received a commitment from Jackson on Sept. 15, 2017. For those who do end up signing, they will join a program that turns recruits into NFL-ready players.
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In other headlines …
- Ohio State running back Mike Weber may have taken a shot at Alabama players who left early for the draft.
- The Oklahoma Senate honored Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick for being the Jim Thorpe Award winner.
Alabama basketball loses SEC road game
Alabama basketball once again failed to sustain its good play after a big win. The Crimson Tide lost to Mississippi State 67-63 on the road on Tuesday night to fall to 15-9 overall and 6-5 in SEC play. Consistent play has eluded Alabama all season long as the team fails to string together multiple wins. Here is what we learned from Alabama’s loss to the Bulldogs.
Alabama players at NFL Scouting Combine
Fourteen former Alabama players will participate in the NFL Draft Scouting Combine. Fitzpatrick, wide receiver Calvin Ridley and linebacker Rashaan Evans headline the bunch. Alabama was the school with the most players invited. Many players will get the chance to improve their draft stock during the event.
Around the Capstone
- Alabama gymnast Kiana Winston earned SEC Specialist of the Week.
- Alabama track and field athlete Shelby McEwen grabbed SEC Field Athlete of the Week honors.
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