Hamsah Nasirildeen picked up an offer from Alabama last week, and since then, he’s heard from outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi every day.
Nasirildeen, a four-star athlete from Concord (N.C.) High School, told SEC Country that the Crimson Tide are looking at him to play free safety. So what’s his interest level in playing for Alabama?
“I mean, they just won the national championship, so it’s up there,” he laughed.
Most recruiting services list Nasirildeen as an outside linebacker, but he wants to play free safety at the next level.
Nasirildeen, who is the state of North Carolina’s No. 3 prospect, will visit Alabama this weekend with his family.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing if it’s a place where I can see myself spending the next four years of my life there,” he said.
He says it’s too early to say if Alabama is a school that he’ll strongly consider in his recruitment, because he hasn’t visited yet. He has only taken trips to South Carolina, Florida State and N.C. State.
Nasirildeen doesn’t know when a decision will come, but he knows what he’s looking for when the time to make a commitment arrives.
“My dad told me that when you get that feeling of knowing when you should commit to that school, you’ll know what it feels like,” he said.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder will be one of many elite recruits on campus for the start of spring practice.
Here are some more prospects that are expected to visit Alabama this weekend:
Alabama four-star safety commit Xavier McKinney (Roswell, Ga.)
Four-star linebacker Markail Benton (Phenix City, Ala.)
Former Alabama offensive line commit Netori Johnson (Ellenwood, Ga.)
Four-star linebacker TaDarian Moultry (Birmingham, Ala.)
Four-star quarterback Davis Mills (Norcross, Ga.)
Four-star offensive tackle Andrew Thomas (Atlanta)
Four-star cornerback Tre Shaw (Ellenwood, Ga.)
Texas three-star tight end commit Major Tennison (Bullard, Texas)
Three-star athlete Malik Cunningham (Montgomery, Ala.)
Three-star quarterback Daulton Hyatt (Attalla, Ala.)
Three-star quarterback Taylor Powell (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Three-star cornerback Yusuf Corker (Stockbridge, Ga.)
2018 four-star offensive tackle Tank Jenkins (Montgomery, Ala.)
2018 four-star offensive guard Jamaree Salyer (Atlanta)
2018 four-star wide receiver Justyn Ross (Phenix City, Ala.)
2018 four-star running back Lyn-J Dixon (Butler, Ga.)
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports Composite.
Chris Kirschner covers Alabama football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Bryant-Denny.