It has been a busy week for Alabama targets at the Under Armour All-America game, which features some of the best prospects in the country, in Orlando, Fla.
There are plenty of Crimson Tide targets playing in the all-star game, and we have a recap of what some of the top targets are saying.
1. Lyndell “Mack” Wilson, five-star LB, Montgomery, Ala.
Recap: The nation’s No. 1 outside linebacker has a final three of Florida, Alabama and Georgia. He told SEC Country’s Zach Abolverdi that Florida leads even though everyone is “all even” and said his decision was 40 percent Florida, 40 percent Alabama and 20 percent UGA. He told another reporter that he was leaning toward Florida and Georgia. Yeah. Everyone is very confused right now.
What it means: Wilson may be the most difficult recruit to read in this year’s class. He’s all over the place. He has told SEC Country that Alabama is his dream school and that the Crimson Tide have the best college football program, yet at one point they were fourth on his list. He has an official visit to Alabama set up for January, and it’s going to be a signing day decision for him. Right now, I think he winds up at Alabama.
2. Cavin Ridley, four-star WR, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Recap: The brother of Alabama star wide receiver Calvin Ridley revealed to SEC Country that he is down to Alabama and South Carolina. He will announce his commitment on Saturday at the Under Armour game.
What it means: Ridley may seem like a lock to join his brother in Tuscaloosa, but he said that he has no clue which school he’ll be choosing on Saturday. Throughout his recruitment, he’s been considered almost a near-certain lock for Alabama, and I think that’s the school he will choose this weekend, despite him really liking South Carolina.
3. Michail Carter, four-star DT, Jackson, Ga.
Recap: The four-star defensive tackle from Jackson (Ga). High School told Chad Simmons of Scout.com that he will take official visits to Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Clemson, which are his final five schools.
What it means: Georgia and Alabama have always been thought of as the two favorites to land Carter. The Bulldogs’ chances of landing the 6-foot-4, 302-pounder look good now after the team decided to retain defensive line coach Tracy Rocker. But, his relationship with Crimson Tide defensive line coach Bo Davis is just as strong as the one he has with Rocker. The two talk almost every single day. I think it’s going to be a two-team race come signing day.
4. Shyheim Carter, four-star CB, Kentwood, La.
Recap: Despite at least one media report, Carter does not have a final three of Alabama, Georgia and Ole Miss. He did say that those three schools were recruiting him the hardest.
What it means: Alabama’s chances of landing the one-time Crimson Tide commit increased after the hiring of defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. Carter told SEC Country that Pruitt is “one of the best men around.” It’s very possible that he re-commits to Alabama when he decides on signing day.
5. Keith Gavin, four-star WR, Crawfordville, Fla.
Recap: One of the Southeast’s top wide receivers is down to a final two. Gavin will either re-commit to Florida State or choose Alabama.
What it means: It doesn’t happen all the time where a recruit decides to choose a school that he once de-committed from, but it looks like that’s going to happen in Gavin’s case. The wide receiver has made it clear that Florida State has been a dream school of his since he was a child. But, Alabama will host him on an official visit next month and will have one last chance to impress the Wakulla High School star.
6. Terrell Hall, four-star DT, Washington, D.C.
Recap: Hall told Andrew Bone of Rivals.com that he will take an official visit to Alabama in January and said outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi told him he’s his No. 1 priority.
What it means: If National Signing Day was today, Hall would be a member of the Crimson Tide, in my opinion. Nick Saban will have an in-home visit with the prospect closer to Hall’s official visit date in January.