Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Recruiting: 'Bama makes late push for elite prospects

As the 2014 edition of national signing day draws closer by the hour, many programs are searching for the final piece(s) of the puzzle in order to solidify an impressive signing class.

In respect to the Alabama Crimson Tide, Nick Saban and company currently have 24 verbal commitments, but who are the remaining targets as the "midnight hour" approaches?

With limited spots available, here are several prospects Alabama will be vying for in order to cement yet another elite signing class.

*List is subject to change
*Click name for Rivals page

-Primary Targets-

Name: Malachi Dupre
Rating: 5-star prospect - No. 1 wide receiver in the nation (Rivals)
School/City: John Curtis High School - River Ridge, Louisiana
Position: Wide Receiver
Status: Undecided
List: Alabama, Florida State, LSU, UCLA

Name: Matt Elam
Rating: 3-star prospect (Rivals)
School/City: John Hardin High School - Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Position: Defensive Tackle
Status: Undecided
List: Alabama, Kentucky

Name: Rashaan Evans
Rating: 5-star prospect (Rivals)
School/City: Auburn High School - Auburn, Alabama
Position: Linebacker
Status: Undecided
List: Alabama, Auburn, UCLA

Name: Marlon Humphrey
Rating: 5-star prospect - No. 1 prospect in the state of Alabama (Rivals)
School/City: Hoover High School - Hoover, Alabama
Position: Defensive Back
Status: Undecided
List: Alabama, Florida State, Mississippi State

-High Investment-

Per the embedded tweet courtesy of Tide recruiting expert Andrew Bone, Alabama is pursuing the trio listed below in order to fulfill needs at the defensive back position.

Treon Harris - Verbal to Florida State as a quarterback - 4* Prospect
Tavon Ross - Verbal to Missouri - 2* Prospect
Dominick Sanders - Verbal to Central Florida - 3* Prospect
Name: Elisha Shaw
Rating: 3-star prospect (Rivals)
School/City: Tucker High School - Tucker/Atlanta, Georgia
Position: Defensive Tackle
Status: Undecided
List: Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss

Name: Chad Thomas
Rating: 5-star prospect - No. 1 weakside defensive end in the nation (Rivals)
School/City: Booker T. Washington High School - Miami, Florida
Position: Defensive End
Status: Verbal to Miami
List: Alabama, Florida State, Louisville, Miami

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