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Football Recruiting & Roster
2022 Top Targets/Commits in 2nd post. 3-12:
2021(-2018) Signing Classes | Roster/Depth
Recruiting Calendar | Signing/Counter Limits




Composite Rankings: Player | Team | Talent
Roster | Depth Distribution | Transfer Portal


Top 5 Classes: 327.91 UA '21, 324.62 UF '10 323.87 UA '17, 323.31 Ga '18, 319.50 UA '13

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2022 Top Targets (25) Commits (14) | Offers
Official Visits | Announcements | Decommits

(commits bold | early signee^/early enrollee*)

Quarterbacks (1)
5* QB Ty Simpson 6-2/185 TN hudl *

Running Backs (2)
5* RB Emmanuel Henderson 6-1/185 AL hudl
4* RB Le'veon Moss 6-0/190 LA hudl

Wide Receivers (3-4)
3* WR Kobe Prentice 5-10/171 AL hudl
4* WR Barion Brown 6-1/173 TN hudl
4* WR Omari Kelly 6-2/180 AL hudl
4* WR Evan Stewart 6-0/175 TX hudl
4* WR Shazz Preston 6-0/190 LA hudl
4* ATH Kendrick Law 5-11/195 LA hudl
4* WR Aaron Anderson 5-10/185 LA hudl LSU
5* WR Luther Burden 6-2/194 MO hudl OU
5* WR Kevin Coleman 5-11/170 MO hudl

Tight Ends (2-3)
4* TE/P Elijah Brown 6-5/230 OH hudl *
3* ATH Amari Niblack 6-4/220 FL hudl
4* TE Jaleel Skinner 6-5/210 SC hudl
4* TE Oscar Delp 6-5/220 GA hudl

Offensive Line (3-4)
4* OL Tyler Booker 6-5/325 IMG/NJ hudl
3* OL Dayne Shor 6-6/325 GA hudl
4* OT Elijah Pritchett 6-6/280 GA hudl
5* OT Zach Rice 6-6/282 VA hudl
5* OT Josh Conerly Jr. 6-5/270 WA hudl
5* OL Devon Campbell 6-3/310 TX hudl
4* OL Neto Umeozulu 6-4/285 TX hudl

Defensive Line (4-5)
4* DT Jaheim Oatis 6-4/349 MS hudl
4* DE Walter Bob 6-4/245 LA hudl
4* DL Khurtiss Perry 6-3/267 AL hudl
5* DE Omari Abor 6-4/240 TX hudl
5* DL Walter Nolen 6-4/300 TN hudl
4* DL Quency Wiggins 6-6/274 LA hudl
4* DL Anthony Lucas 6-4.5/279 AZ hudl
4* DL Justice Finkley 6-2/255 AL hudl
4* DL Chris McClellan 6-3/295 OK hudl
4* DT Bear Alexander 6-3/325 TX hudl
4* DL Deone Walker 6-6/304 MI hudl

Linebackers (3-5)
4* ILB Robert Woodyard 6-1/210 AL hudl
5* ILB Shawn Murphy 6-2/215 VA hudl
5* OLB Jeremiah Alexander 6-2/235 AL hudl
5* OLB Enai White 6-5/230 PA hudl
4* OLB Marvin Jones Jr. 6-4/245 FL hudl
4* OLB Kenyatta Jackson 6-5/231 FL hudl
4* OLB Cyrus Moss 6-6/220 NV hudl
4* LB Shemar James 6-3/200 AL hudl UF

Defensive Backs (4-5)
4* S Antonio Kite 6-1/180 AL hudl
3* S Jake Pope 6-1/190 GA hudl
4* S Jacoby Mathews 6-1/210 LA hudl
4* S Zion Branch 6-2.5/190 NV hudl
5* CB Denver Harris 6-1/180 TX hudl
4* CB Earl Little Jr. 6-0/175 FL hudl
4* CB Trequon Fegans 6-2/181 AL hudl Miami
5* CB Domani Jackson 6-1/185 CA hudl USC

Specialists (PWO)
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2021 Commits (29) | Top Targets (0) | Offers
Official Visits | Announcements | Decommits

(Signees bold | early signee^ / early enrollee*)

Quarterbacks (1)
4* QB Jalen Milroe 6-3/206 TX hudl * 15

Running Backs (1)
5* RB Camar Wheaton 5-11/190 TX hudl 25

Wide Receivers (5)
5* WR Jacorey Brooks 6-3/185 IMG/FL hudl * 7
4* WR Agiye Hall 6-3/190 IMG/FL hudl * 17
4* WR Christian Leary 5-10/190 FL hudl * 12
4* WR JoJo Earle 5-9.5/170 TX hudl ^ 10
4* WR Jameson Williams 6-2/189 MO hudl 1

Tight Ends / Specialists (1)
3* TE/P Robbie Ouzts 6-4/240 SC hudl * 45

Offensive Line (5)
5* OT JC Latham 6-6/305 IMG/WI hudl * 65
5* OT T Brockermeyer 6-6/290 TX hudl * 76
4* OC J Brockermeyer 6-3/280 TX hudl * 58
4* OG Terrence Ferguson 6-4/300 GA hudl * 69
4* OG Jaeden Roberts 6-5/340 TX hudl ^ 77

Defensive Line (5)
3* NT Tim Keenan 6-2/330 AL hudl ^ 96
3* DT Anquin Barnes 6-5/299 AL hudl ^ 59
5* DT Damon Payne 6-3.5/297 MI hudl ^ 44
4* DE Monkell Goodwine 6-4/275 MD hudl * 95

Linebackers (6)
5* OLB Dallas Turner 6-4/235 FL hudl ^ 15
4* OLB Keanu Koht 6-4/215 FL hudl * 19
4* LB Kendrick Blackshire 6-2/245 TX hudl ^ 40
4* ILB Deontae Lawson 6-3/225 AL hudl * 32
4* ILB Ian Jackson 6-2/225 AL hudl * 36
4* ILB Henry Tóotóo 6-2/225 CA hudl 10

Defensive Backs (6)
4* S/LB Kaine Williams 6-2/210 LA hudl ^ 49
4* S/CB Kadarius Calloway 6-1/210 MS hudl ^ 29
4* S/CB Terrion Arnold 6-2/192 FL hudl 12
5* CB Ga'Quincy McKinstry 6-1/180 AL hudl * 1
4* CB/N Devonta Smith 6-0/185 OH hudl ^ 27
3* CB/S Khyree Jackson 6-3/197 Juco hudl ^ 6

Specialists (Walkon) - See Tight Ends above
WO LS Carter Short 5-11/190 AL kohls
WO LS Kneeland Hibbett 6-2/235 AL film
WO P Sam Rayborn 6-0/190 GA
P James Burnip 6-6/216 Australia
K/P Jack Martin 6-0/180 AL hudl

Note: Jersey numbers on far right.

Alabama signs #1 recruiting class in history
Everything Coach Saban said on NSD - 2021
Recap of wild Early Signing Day for Alabama
Saban recaps Alabama's 24-player ESD haul
What Bama's 2021 signees bring to the table


How Bama can take 26 (+?) in the 2021 Class:
It appears that Bama has 26 signing limit spots available — 25 2021-cycle spots plus 1 unused 2020-cycle spot that a 2021-class early enrollee can use. It also appears Bama is utilizing a few voluntary withdrawal replacement scholarships, which do not count toward annual 25 limits, only the 85 total limit (additional explanation).
This post was edited on 8/3 at 11:29 am


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2020 Top Targets (27) Commits (26) | Offers
Official Visits | Announcements | Decommits

(Signees bold | 23 early signees^ / enrollees*)

Quarterbacks (1)
5* QB Bryce Young 5-11/183 CA hudl * 9

Running Backs (3)
4* RB Jase McClellan 5-10.5/202 TX hudl * 21
4* RB Roydell Williams 5-10/202 AL hudl * 23
3* RB Kyle Edwards 6-0/209 LA hudl ^ 27

Wide Receivers (3)
4* WR Thaiu Jones-Bell 5-11/187 FL hudl * 14
4* WR Traeshon Holden 6-3/195 CA hudl * 11
4* WR Javon Baker 6-2/195 GA hudl 5

Tight Ends (2)
3* TE Caden Clark 6-4/258 OH hudl ^ 87 grayshrt
3* TE Carl Tucker 6-2/248 NC hudl (grad xfer) 86

Offensive Line (3)
3* OC/G Seth McLaughlin 6-4/270 GA hudl * 56
4* OT Javion Cohen 6-4/327 AL hudl ^ 57
3* OT Damieon George 6-6/345 TX hudl ^ 74

Defensive Line (3)
4* DL Jah-Marien Latham 6-3/285 AL hudl ^ 93
4* DL Timothy Smith 6-4/320 FL hudl ^ 50
4* DT Jamil Burroughs 6-3/326 GA hudl 98

Linebackers (6)
4* ILB Demouy Kennedy 6-3/205 AL hudl * 37
4* ILB Jackson Bratton 6-3/233 AL hudl * 33
5* OLB Chris Braswell 6-3/220 MD hudl * 41
5* OLB Will Anderson 6-3/233 GA hudl * 31
5* OLB Drew Sanders 6-5/232 TX hudl * 16
4* OLB Que Robinson 6-5/220 AL hudl ^ 34

Defensive Backs (5)
4* S/QB/WR Kristian Story 6-1/215 AL hudl ^ 11
4* S/CB/WR Brian Branch 6-0/190 GA hudl ^ 14
4* S/CB Malachi Moore 6-0/182 AL hudl ^ 13
4* CB Jahquez Robinson 6-1.5/190 FL hudl * 21
4* CB Ronald Williams 6-2/188 Juco hudl * 22

Specialists (0)
0* K/P Chase Allen 6-2/188 TX hudl (PWO) 82
0* P Sam Johnson 6-3/215 AL hudl (PWO) 98
0* P Charlie Scott 6-1/192 CO grad (PWO) 85

Note: Jersey numbers on far right.

Dec. 1-14 Contact Period - Off-Campus Visits
Early Signing Period - Top Targets / Summary
1/17-2/01 Contact Period - Off-Campus Visits
National Signing Day - Top Targets / Summary

How 2020's class counted against NCAA limits:
It appears Bama had 27 available signing limit spots — 25 2020-cycle spots plus two unused 2019-cycle spots that 2020-class early enrollees could use. Bama had 26 2020-cycle signees, including grad transfer TE Carl Tucker and TE Caden Clark who grayshirted due to rehabbing from knee surgery and UA needing to get within the 85 limit, but Clark still counts toward 2020 signing and initial counter limits when he enrolls in Jan 2021. One remaining unused 2020-cycle spot can be used by a 2021-cycle early enrollee (additional explanation).
This post was edited on 3/16 at 3:43 pm


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2019 Recruiting Class (28) | Megathread
(Signees bold | Early signees^/enrollees*)

Offensive Backs (4)
4* QB Taulia Tagovailoa 5-11/210 AL hudl * 5
4* QB Paul Tyson 6-4.5/217 AL hudl * 15
5* RB Trey Sanders 6-0/215 IMG/FL hudl ^ 26
4* RB Keilan Robinson 5-9.5/186 DC hudl 2

Receivers & Tight Ends (2)
4* WR/DB John Metchie 6-0/195 NJ hudl * 8
4* TE/WR Jahleel Billingsley 6-4/228 IL hudl ^ 19

Offensive Line (6)
5* OT Evan Neal 6-7.5/360 IMG/FL hudl * 73
4* OT Amari Kight 6-6.5/315 AL hudl * 78
4* OL Pierce Quick 6-5/291 AL hudl * 72
4* OL Tanner Bowles 6-5/280 KY hudl * 51
4* OC Darrian Dalcourt 6-3/290 MD hudl * 71
5* OL Landon Dickerson 6-5/310 grad-FSU 69

Defensive Line (6)
4* DT DJ Dale 6-3/314 AL hudl * 94
4* DT Ishmael Sopsher 6-4/334 LA hudl 95
4* DL Byron Young 6-3/295 MS hudl 47
5* DE Antonio Alfano 6-4/285 NJ hudl * 56
4* DE Justin Eboigbe 6-5/294 GA hudl * 92
4* DE Braylen Ingraham 6-4/291 FL hudl ^ 52

Linebackers (4)
4* ILB Shane Lee 6-0/243 MD hudl * 35
4* ILB Christian Harris 6-1/235 LA film ^ 8
4* OLB Kevin Harris 6-4/222 GA hudl * 44
4* OLB King Mwikuta 6-5/240 GA hudl ^ 30

Defensive Backs (5)
4* S DeMarcco Hellams 6-1/203 MD hudl ^ 29
4* S/CB Jordan Battle 6-1/187 FL hudl ^ 9
4* CB/S Brandon Turnage 6-1/185 MS hudl ^ 14
4* CB Jeffery Carter 6-0/185 TX hudl * 11
4* CB Marcus Banks 6-0/170 TX hudl ^ 26

Specialists (1)
3* K/P Will Reichard 6-1/185 AL hudl * 16

Key Walk-ons
0* TE Richard Hunt 6-7/232 TN hudl PWO
0* P/K Tylan Perine 6-1/195 AL hudl PWO
0* P Jack Martin 6-0/176 AL hudl PWO

Note: Jersey numbers listed on far right.

How 2019's class counted against NCAA limits:
Bama added 28 total counters in the 2019 cycle (including grad transfer Landon Dickerson), but only 23 counted as 2019-cycle signees and initial counters. Paul Tyson and Will Reichard received voluntary withdrawal replacement scholarships that don't count toward the 25 signing and initial counter limits, only the 85 total counters limit. So, Bama really only needed 26 signing and inital counter spots instead of 28. Bama was also able to count three 2019-class early enrollees against unused 2018-cycle spots (see next post). Thus, only 23 of the 2019-cycle's 25 spots were used, leaving two unused spots that 2020-cycle early enrollees can use (additional explanation).
This post was edited on 12/26 at 1:36 pm


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2018 Recruiting Class (23) | Megathread

2017 Blue & Grayshirts (2018 initial counters)
3* OC Hunter Brannon 6-4/290 AL hudl BS 50
3* PK Joseph Bulovas 6-0/212 LA hudl BS 97
4* LB Jarez Parks 6-4/251 FL hudl GS 23

2018 Early Enrollees (midyear replacements)
4* WR Slade Bolden 5-11/200 LA hudl 18
4* DE Stephon Wynn 6-4/299 IMG/SC hudl 90
4* CB Saivion Smith 6-1/200 Juco/FL hudl 4
3* PT Skyler DeLong 6-4/189 SC hudl 12

2018 Summer Enrollees
4* RB Jerome Ford 5-11/206 FL hudl 27
4* WR Jaylen Waddle 5-9/177 TX hudl 17
4* WR Xavier Williams 6-1/182 FL hudl 9
3* TE Michael Parker 6-6/224 AL hudl 80
4* TE/OLB Cameron Latu 6-5/246 UT hudl 81
4* OT Tommy Brown 6-7/309 CA hudl 75
4* OC Emil Ekiyor 6-3/342 IN hudl 55
4* DT Christian Barmore 6-5/292 PA hudl 58
3* DT Tevita Musika 6-1/338 Juco/CA hudl 91
3* ILB Jaylen Moody 6-2/227 SC hudl 42
5* OLB Eyabi Anoma 6-5/245 MD hudl 9
5* CB Patrick Surtain Jr. 6-2/202 FL hudl 2
4* CB Jalyn Armour-Davis 6-1/181 AL hudl 22
4* CB Josh Jobe 6-1/191 FL hudl 28
3* CB Eddie Smith 6-0/184 LA hudl 25

2018 Fall Enrollees
4* ILB Brandon "Ale" Kaho 6-1/228 NV hudl 10

2018 Non-Qualifiers (see Note below)
4* OLB Jordan Davis 6-6/240 TN hudl NQ-Juco

2018 Key Walk-ons (see Note below)
QB Layne Hatcher 6-0/196 AR hudl 18
QB Braxton Barker 6-0/180 AL hudl 7
PK Austin Jones 5-10/215 Grad film 29

Note: Jersey numbers listed on far right.

How 2018's class counted against NCAA limits:
The 2018 class added 23 total counters but only 22 signees and initial counters. Layne Hatcher didn't get a scholarship and non-qualifier Juco enrollee Jordan Davis didn't count toward 2018's 25 signings limit because UA didn't give him an NLI to sign. It also appears Bama was able to use the voluntary withdrawal exception rule to give Michael Parker a replacement scholarship for Mekhi Brown, who withdrew in 2017 -- which doesn't count toward annual 25 limits, only the 85 limit. So, only 22 of the 25 2018-cycle signing and initial counter spots were used, which left 3 unused spots that 2019-cycle early enrollees could count against. (additional explanation)
This post was edited on 2/11 at 10:14 pm


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re: Football Recruiting & Roster
2021 ROSTER/DEPTH (85-man) * = redshirted. 2020 didn't reduce eligibility; resulting 5th-year players are non-counters^ toward '21's 85 limit. Additional notes below; 2020 Roster next post.

Total: 86 counters (54 Fr, 24 So, 8 Jr); 2^Gr.

Quarterbacks (3)
Fr: P Tyson*, B Young, J Milroe

Running Backs (4+1^)
Gr: B Robinson^
Fr: T Sanders*, J McClellan, R Williams
Fr: C Wheaton

Wide Receivers (11)
So: Metchie, Bolden*, X Williams*, J Williams
Fr: J Baker, T Jones-Bell, T Holden
Fr: J Brooks, A Hall, C Leary, JJ Earle

Tight Ends (5)
Jr: M Tennison*
So: C Latu*, J Billingsley
Fr: C Clark, R Ouzts

O-Line (16+1^)
Gr: C Owens*^
Jr: K Randolph*
So: T Brown*, E Neal, E Ekiyor, D Dalcourt
Fr: T Bowles*, P Quick*, A Kight*, S McLaughlin
Fr: D George, J Cohen, JC Latham, T Ferguson
Fr: T Brockermeyer, J Brockermeyer, J Roberts

D-Line (14)
Jr: P Mathis*, L Ray*
So: S Wynn*, DJ Dale, J Eboigbe, B Young
Fr: B Ingraham*, T Smith, J Burroughs, J Latham
Fr: A Barnes, D Payne, M Goodwine, T Keenan

Inside LBs (9)
Jr: J Moody
So: C Harris, S Lee, H Tóotóo
Fr: D Kennedy, J Bratton
Fr: D Lawson, K Blackshire, I Jackson

Outside LBs (8)
Jr: C Allen*
So: K Mwikuta
Fr: W Anderson, D Sanders, C Braswell
Fr: Q Robinson, D Turner, K Koht

Safeties (7)
Jr: D Wright*
So: J Battle, D Hellams
Fr: B Branch, M Moore, K Story, K Williams

Cornerbacks (8)
Jr: J Jobe
So: J Armour-Davis*, M Banks, K Jackson
Fr: J Robinson, G McKinstry, D Smith, T Arnold

Specialists (1)
So: K/P W Reichard
Fr: TE/P R Ouzts

Specialists (0) - Walkons
So: K/P T Perine, K/P J Martin
Fr: K/P C Allen, P S Johnson, P J Burnip
Fr: LS C Short, LS K Hibbett

Update Notes:
08/21: NCAA waiver to retain 2020 eligibility.
12/11: Dec-2020 grads.
01/13: E Smith to Ill.
01/14: J Bullovas into portal.
01/14: D Moses enters draft.
01/17: C Tucker enters draft.
01/18: J McMillon enters draft.
01/18: M Forristall enters draft.
02/05: M Parker off official roster.
02/09: 2021 roster breakdown (BOL).
02/15: B Davis in portal.
02/19: A Kaho in portal.
04/23: R Williams in portal.
05/03: J Williams to UA.
05/06: B Turnage in portal.
05/08: H Tóotóo to UA.
05/25: Summer enrollees.
06/01: J Parks off official roster.
06/02: K Robinson in portal.
06/03: Immediate eligibility for in-SEC transfers.
06/05: K Edwards in portal.
08/04: K Calloway to EMCC.
This post was edited on 8/4 at 7:43 pm


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re: Football Recruiting & Roster
2020 ROSTER/DEPTH (85-man) * = redshirt
(Update notes below; 2019 Roster next post)

Quarterback (3)
SR: None
JR: M Jones*
SO: None
FR: P Tyson*, B Young

Running Back (6)
SR: N Harris, B Robinson
JR: None
SO: K Robinson (opted out)
FR: Sanders*, McClellan, Williams, Edwards

Wide Receiver (8)
SR: D Smith
JR: J Waddle
SO: J Metchie, S Bolden*, X Williams*
FR: J Baker, T Jones-Bell, T Holden

Tight End (6)
GR: C Tucker
SR: M Forristall*
JR: M Tennison*
SO: J Billingsley, C Latu*, M Parker*
FR: None

Offensive Line (15)
SR: L Dickerson*, A Leatherwood, D Brown*,
SR: C Owens*
JR: K Randolph*
SO: E Neal, E Ekiyor, T Brown*, D Dalcourt
FR: T Bowles*, P Quick*, A Kight*, J Cohen,
FR: S McLaughlin, D George

Defensive Line (12-1)
SR: None
JR: L Ray*, P Mathis*
SO: Wynn*, Barmore*, Dale, Eboigbe, Young
FR: B Ingraham*
FR: T Smith, J Latham, J Burroughs

Inside Linebacker (7)
GR: J McMillon**
SR: None
JR: D Moses*, A Kaho, J Moody
SO: C Harris, S Lee
FR: D Kennedy, J Bratton

Outside Linebacker (9-1)
SR: B Davis*
JR: C Allen*
SO: J Parks*, K Mwikuta
FR: C Braswell, W Anderson,
FR: D Sanders, Q Robinson

Safety (7)
SR: None.
JR: D Wright*
SO: J Battle, D Hellams, E Smith*
FR: B Branch, M Moore, K Story

Cornerback (7)
SR: None
JR: P Surtain, J Jobe, R Williams
SO: J Armour-Davis*, M Banks
FR: Turnage*, J Robinson

Specialists (4)
SR: T Fletcher
JR: J Bulovas*, S DeLong
SO: W Reichard
FR: None

Specialists (0) - 2020-class non-counters
FR: K/P Chase Allen 6-2/188 TX hudl (PWO)
FR: P Sam Johnson 6-3/215 AL hudl (PWO)
GR: P Charlie Scott 6-1/192 CO grad (PWO)

Total: 82 (Dec) - 21 depart + 25 enroll - 1 opt out = 85 (Aug) - 2 depart = 83 (Dec)

The above breakdown (86 listed) includes all 25 2020-cycle enrollees; 13 in Jan + 12 in June with grad transfer TE Carl Tucker (TE Caden Clark greyshirted). Bama had 27 available 2020-cycle signing spots, but needed 1 more departure (by late July) to fit the 12 June enrollees within the 85 limit -- RB Keilan Robinson opted out.

Update Notes: OL Hunter Brannon and CB Nigel Knott on medical hardship scholarships. TE Giles Amos apparently not on scholarship for 2020-21.
15 Dec 2019 grads
2020 Alabama Spring Football Eligibility Tracker
Updated roster: jersey # changes, 13 newcomers
RB Jerome Ford transfers to Cincinnati.
OL Scott Lashley transfers to Miss St.
CB Scooby Carter transfers to Juco.
ILB Markail Benton taken off roster; suspended.
TE Giles Amos enters transfer portal.
Alabama’s 2020 NFL Draft picks.
Current, former Bama FB players earn degrees
CB Nigel Knott grad transfers to ECU.
QB Taulia Tagovailoa transfers to MD.
Breaking down UA's current roster situation
WR Tyrell Shavers transfers to MSU.
ILB Markail Benton transfers to JSU.
WR Chadarius Townsend transfers to TX Tech.
RB Keilan Robinson opts out, off campus for fall.
DL Ishmael Sopsher transfers to USC.
OLB Kevin Harris transfers to GT.
11 Dec 2020 grads.
This post was edited on 5/17 at 1:29 pm


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re: Football Recruiting & Roster
2019 ROSTER/DEPTH (85-man) * = redshirt
(Update notes below; 2018 Roster next post)

Quarterback (4)
SR: None
JR: Tua Tagovailoa
SO: Mac Jones*
FR: Paul Tyson, Taulia Tagovailoa

Running Back (6)
SR: None
JR: Najee Harris, Brian Robinson
SO: Chadarius Townsend*
FR: Jerome Ford*, Trey Sanders, Keilan Robinson

Wide Receiver (8)
SR: None
JR: Jerry Jeudy, DeVonta Smith, Henry Ruggs
SO: Tyrell Shavers*, Jaylen Waddle
FR: Xavier Williams*, Slade Bolden*, John Metchie

Tight End (6)
SR: Giles Amos
JR: Miller Forristall*
SO: Major Tennison*
FR: Cameron Latu*, Michael Parker*, Jahleel Billingsley

Offensive Line (15)
SR: Matt Womack*
JR: Deonte Brown*, Chris Owens*, Scott Lashley*, Landon Dickerson*, Alex Leatherwood, Jedrick Wills
SO: Kendall Randolph*
FR: Emil Ekiyor*, Tommy Brown*, Amari Kight, Evan Neal, Pierce Quick, Tanner Bowles, Darian Dalcourt

Defensive Line (11)
SR: Raekwon Davis, Tevita Musika
JR: LaBryan Ray
SO: Phidarian Mathis*
FR: Stephon Wynn*, Christian Barmore*, DJ Dale, Justin Eboigbe, Byron Young, Ishmael Sopsher, Braylen Ingraham

Inside Linebacker (7)
SR: Joshua McMillon*
JR: Dylan Moses
SO: Markail Benton*, Jaylen Moody, Ale Kaho
FR: Shane Lee, Christian Harris

Outside Linebacker (7)
SR: Anfernee Jennings*
JR: Terrell Lewis*, Ben Davis*
SO: Christopher Allen*
FR: Jarez Parks*, Kevin Harris, King Mwikuta

Safety (6)
SR: Jared Mayden
JR: Xavier McKinney
SO: Daniel Wright*, Eddie Smith
FR: DeMarcco Hellams, Jordan Battle

Cornerback (8)
SR: Trevon Diggs, Shyheim Carter
JR: None
SO: Patrick Surtain, Josh Jobe
FR: Jalyn Armour-Davis*, Jeffery Carter, Brandon Turnage, Marcus Banks

Specialists (4)
SR: None
JR: Thomas Fletcher
SO: Joseph Bulovas*, Skyler DeLong
FR: Will Reichard

Total: 82 as of 12/09/19

Roster Update Notes:

OL Elliot Baker and ILB Keaton Anderson have degrees and aren't on the Official 2019 Roster.

Transfer Portal shows: QB Jalen Hurts to OU, OL Richie Petitbon to IL, S Kyriq McDonald to Cincy, LS Scott Meyer to Vanderbilt.

TE Kedrick James (transferred to SMU) and OL Deonte Brown suspended for 1st 4 games.

Spring practice: ILB Ben Davis recovering from surgery for splints, limited through entire spring. Cameron Latu at TE, Chadarius Townsend at RB; official roster lists Latu at TE, Townsend at WR.

Grad transer OL Landon Dickerson added to 2019 signing class & roster (#69).

OLB Eyabi Anoma transfers to Houston, putting UA's total counters at 84.

Fall camp: ILB Joshua McMillon (knee), RB Trey Sanders (foot), ILB Dylan Moses (knee) all out indefinitely; Townsend moved to RB.

Walk-on TE Giles Amos awarded scholarship, putting UA's total counters at 85.

Per BOL, OL Hunter Brannon and DB Nigel Knott out indefinitely and apparently on medical hardship scholarships, reducing UA's total counters from 85 to 83. Knott got cleared to continue playing fb, but is expected to enter the transfer portal if he plans to play again.

Antonio Alfano removed from UA roster, enters transfer portal, transfers to Colorado, putting UA's total counters at 82.

CB Scooby Carter enters transfer portal; update.

15 Bama football players graduate in Dec. 2019.

ILB Joshua McMillon granted medical redshirt.

Roster data for early enrollees (al.com)

Roster data for summer enrollees (BOL)

Alabama releases official depth chart ahead of 2019 season

Alabama's season-long participation chart, redshirt candidates

Tracking Freshmen Participation (Jan 3, 2020)
# of games: 13 - Metchie, Neal, Young, C Harris, Lee, Battle, Hellams | 10 - Dale, Eboigbe, Mwikuta | 9 Billingsley | 8 - Robinson | 7 - Dalcourt, Banks | 5 - Tagovailoa, Reichard (redshirt waiver likely; injured before 5th 1-play game) | 4 - Quick | 3 Carter | 2 - Ingraham | 1 - Tyson, Bowles, Kight, Sopsher, Turnage | 0 - Sanders (foot), K Harris
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2018 ROSTER (85-man) * = redshirt
(Updates noted below; 2018 thread)

Quarterback (3)
SR: None
JR: Jalen Hurts
SO: Tua Tagovailoa
FR: Mac Jones*

Running Back (6)
SR: Damien Harris, Ronnie Clark*
JR: Josh Jacobs
SO: Najee Harris, Brian Robinson
FR: Jerome Ford

Wide Receiver (10)
SR: Derek Kief*, Xavian Marks
JR: None
SO: Jerry Jeudy, DeVonta Smith, Henry Ruggs III
FR: Tyrell Shavers*, Chadarius Townsend*, Jaylen Waddle, Xavier Williams, Slade Bolden

Tight End (6)
SR: Hale Hentges
JR: Irv Smith Jr.
SO: Miller Forristall*, Major Tennison, Kedrick James
FR: Michael Parker

Offensive Line (16)
SR: Ross Pierschbacher*, Lester Cotton, Joshua Casher*
JR: Jonah Williams, Matt Womack*, Richie Petitbon*, Elliot Baker*
SO: Deonte Brown*, Scott Lashley*, Chris Owens*, Alex Leatherwood, Jedrick Wills
FR: Kendall Randolph*, Hunter Brannon*, Emil Ekiyor, Tommy Brown

Defensive Line (9)
SR: Isaiah Buggs, Johnny Dwight*
JR: Raekwon Davis, Tevita Musika
SO: Quinnen Williams*, LaBryan Ray
FR: Phidarian Mathis*, Stephon Wynn, Christian Barmore

Inside Linebacker (6)
SR: None
JR: Mack Wilson, Joshua McMillon*
SO: Dylan Moses,
FR: Markail Benton*, Jaylen Moody, Brandon "Ale" Kaho

Outside Linebacker (9)
SR: Christian Miller*, Jamey Mosley*
JR: Anfernee Jennings*, Terrell Lewis
SO: Christopher Allen, Ben Davis*
FR: Jarez Parks, Eyabi Anoma, Cameron Latu

Safety (7)
SR: None
JR: Deionte Thompson*, Jared Mayden, Keaton Anderson*
SO: Xavier McKinney, Daniel Wright
FR: Kyriq McDonald*, Eddie Smith

Cornerback (8)
SR: DJ Lewis
JR: Trevon Diggs, Shyheim Carter, Saivion Smith
SO: Nigel Knott*
FR: Patrick Surtain Jr., Josh Jobe, Jalyn Armour-Davis

Specialists (4)
SR: None
JR: None
SO: Thomas Fletcher, Scott Meyer*
FR: Joseph Bulovas*, Skyler DeLong

Note: As of Feb 7, UA has 85 scholarship players signed for the 2018 season. Any scholarships for potential transfers (QB, DL, LB) or grad transfer kicker Austin Jones (PWO) will require attrition (e.g., graduating RS SRs who rarely play). But it's doubtful that Austin Jones will get a scholarship because it would cost UA an initial counter spot.
quote:

Andrew Bone @AndrewJBone
JuCo DL Tevita Musika signs with #Alabama. He is a member of the 2018 class. He visited Alabama this past weekend. He measured 6-foot-2, 340-pounds. Crimson Tide adds some beef on the thin defensive front.
12:09 pm · Mar 28, 2018
>>> DT Tevita Musika 6-1/338 (Juco/CA) hudl

05/01: Report: Dallas Warmack to transfer from UA after graduation (BamaOnLine)
Note: Warmack's exit makes room for Tevita Musika within the 85 total scholarships limit.

05/08: Report: Reserve OL Brandon Kennedy to transfer from Alabama (BamaOnLine)
Note: Kennedy's exit puts UA's 2018 roster at 84 players on scholarship.

05/25: Alabama lands 2018 QB Layne Hatcher (BamaOnLine)
Note: Hatcher did not receive a scholarship.

07/10: Bama signee Jordan Davis going JUCO route (BamaOnLine)
Note: Davis not enrolling keeps UA's 2018 roster at 84 players on scholarship.

07/09: Alabama dismisses VanDarius Cowan for 'violation of team rules' (BamaOnLine)
Note: Cowan's exit puts UA's 2018 roster at 83 players on scholarship.

07/18: Alabama LB Keith Holcombe will not be a part of 2018 team (BamaOnLine)
Note: Holcombe's departure puts UA's roster at 82 players on scholarship.

08/08: Former 5-star LB Brandon "Ale" Kaho headed to Alabama (BOL)
Note: Kaho puts UA's 2018 roster at 83 players on scholarship.

08/24: Walk-ons Scott Meyer (LS) and DJ Lewis (CB) awarded scholarships -- likely for one year.
Note: Meyer & Lewis put UA's 2018 roster at 85 players on scholarship.

08/27: Alabama releases official depth chart before 2018 season (BamaOnLine)

09/05: Alabama football ranks among national leaders in graduates (BamaOnLine)
Note: 11 scholarship players have degrees.

12/12: UA reserve offensive lineman Richie Petitbon plans to transfer (al.com)

12/14: Alabama football players make up half of UA's winter graduates (BamaOnLine)
Note: 13 scholarship players graduated in Dec.

01/09: 2018 Roster thread tracking early departures to NFL

01/10: Alabama's season-long participation chart, redshirt candidates (BamaOnLine)

01/10: 2019 CFB Transfer Portal
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Recruiting Calendar - Aug 2020 to Jul 2021

08/01-08/31 - Dead Period - No face-to-face.

09/01-11/28 - Quiet Period - No off-campus;
also 48-hrs before-after August home game.

09/01-11/28 - 42 evaluation days selected by institution; may visit a recruit's school once.

11/29-01/30 - Contact Period - Off-campus;
six in-person contacts (1/week) per recruit.

12/13-12/13 - Quiet Period - No off-campus.

12/14-01/14 - Dead Period - No face-to-face, except week before early enrollee's 1st class.

12/16-12/18 - Early Signing Period

01/31-01/31 - Quiet Period - No off-campus.

02/01-02/28 - Dead Period - No face-to-face.

02/03-04/01 - National Signing Day / Period

03/01-04/14 - Quiet Period - No off-campus.

04/15-05/31 - Quiet Period - No off-campus, except for 168 evaluation days selected by institution; may visit a recruit's school twice.

06/01-07/31 - Quiet Period - No off-campus.

06/28-07/24 - Dead Period - No face-to-face.

Recruiting 101 - The Calendar (Rivals)
Everything to know about official visits

Division I recruiting dead period extended through July 31 (NCAA.org) - Has been re-extended (monthly) through Sep 30, again through Dec 31. Recruiting dead period extended to April 15 (247Sports) | Recruiting dead period extended to May 31 (NCAA.org)

NCAA confirms June 1 return to regular Div. I recruiting calendars (247)
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NCAA Bylaws: Signing and Counter Limits

NCAA Bylaws sections concerning FBS signing and counter limits are posted below. Although the basic 25/85 (initial/total) scholarship limits are fairly common knowledge, there are common misconceptions about them too. So, here are seven important things to understand:

1) Transfers (all types) do count toward annual signee and initial counter limits. There's nothing in the Bylaws stating that transfers are exempt. 15.5.1.10.1 states that prospective student-athletes and student-athletes (all-inclusive) do count toward the signing limit. 15.02.3 defines "counter" as an individual (all-inclusive) who is on a countable scholarship. 15.02.3.1 defines “initial counter” as a counter (all-inclusive) who is receiving an initial countable scholarship.

2) Non-qualifiers who signed an NLI still count against their original signee spot and then count against the corresponding initial counter spot at that school if/when they enroll there after JUCO.

3) Grayshirts (15.5.6.3.2) — Deferred enrollees (after fall term) may count toward signing and initial counter limits for the next academic year.

4) Blueshirts (15.5.6.3.4) — The signings limit (effective for the 2018 cycle) ends the ability for non-recruited (no OV, no off-campus meeting, no NLI; 15.02.8) players to receive fall scholarships (within the 85 limit) and count toward the next year's initial counters limit because they'll count toward the current academic year's signing limit.

5) Early enrollees (15.5.6.3.5) that are midyear replacements for December or prior academic year graduates may be counted against unused prior-cycle signee and initial counter spots. FBS schools may only use the midyear replacement option if they had 85 counters in the fall term.

6) Non-athletic aid (15.5.6.3.7) — A recruited player (OV, off-campus meeting or NLI; 15.02.8) on non-athletic scholarship only counts toward initial and total limits if/when he plays in a game. Exception (15.5.1.2.1) — A recruited player on academic scholarship, after one year with a 3.0/4.0 GPA, may then play and remain a non-counter. Apparently, a non-recruited player on non-athletic aid may play as a non-counter.

7) Voluntary Withdrawal (15.5.6.4.1) — This Bylaws section is at the end of the next post, followed by two posts explaining how voluntary withdrawal replacement scholarships can be given to new recruits to avoid them counting against annual signing and inital counter limits.

Helpful articles: Asking for NLI Release - FAQs;
A deep dive inside the NCAA's tweaked 25-man signing limit; Q&A on 25-Signing Cap, Transfers, Walk-ons, more; What is an academic redshirt?; How is academic redshirt certification different than competition certification?; When college coaches can contact high school athletes; The facts about “guaranteed” multi-year NCAA DI scholarships; Facts about NCAA DI transfers


NCAA Bylaws: (PDF - free download)

15.02.3 Counter. A “counter” is an individual who is receiving institutional financial aid that is countable against the aid limitations in a sport.

15.02.3.1 Initial Counter. An “initial counter” is a counter who is receiving countable financial aid in a sport for the first time. (See Bylaw 15.5.6.3 in football for instances in which the institution is permitted to defer the counting of such financial aid until the following academic year.)

15.02.8 Recruited Student-Athlete. For purpose of Bylaw 15, a recruited student-athlete is a student-athlete who, as a prospective student-athlete: (Adopted: 1/15/11 effective 8/1/11)
(a) Was provided an official visit to the institution’s campus;
(b) Had an arranged, in-person, off-campus encounter with a member of the institution’s coaching staff (including any such encounter with the prospective student-athlete’s parents, relatives or legal guardians); or
(c) Was issued a National Letter of Intent or a written offer of athletically related financial aid by the institution for a regular academic term.

15.5.1.10.1 Limitation on Number of National Letter of Intent/Offer of Financial Aid Signings. [FBS] For the football bowl subdivision, there shall be an annual limit of 25 on the number of prospective student-athletes who may sign a National Letter of Intent or an institutional offer of financial aid and student-athletes who may sign a financial aid agreement for the first time. (Revised: 4/26/17 effective 8/1/17 for signings that occur on or after 8/1/17)

15.5.1.10.1.1 Application. [FBS] A prospective student-athlete who signs a National Letter of Intent (NLI) or an institutional offer of financial aid or student-athlete who signs a financial aid agreement that specifies financial aid will be initially provided in the fall term of an academic year shall count toward the annual limit on signings for that academic year. A prospective student-athlete who signs a National Letter of Intent (NLI) or an institutional offer of financial aid or student-athlete who signs a financial aid agreement that specifies financial aid will be initially provided during the second or third term of the academic year may count toward the limit for that academic year or the next academic year. (Revised: 4/26/17 effective 8/1/17 for signings that occur on or after 8/1/17)

15.5.1.10.1.2 Exception—Agreement After One Year. [FBS] A student-athlete who has been in residence at the certifying institution for at least one academic year may sign a financial aid agreement for the first time without counting toward the annual limit on signings. (Adopted: 4/26/17 effective 8/1/17 for signings that occur on or after 8/1/17, Revised: 4/25/18 effective 8/1/18)

15.5.1.10.1.3 Exception—Incapacitating Injury or Illness. [FBS] A prospective student-athlete or student-athlete who, prior to participation in athletically related activities, becomes injured or ill to the point that he or she apparently never again will be able to participate in intercollegiate athletics shall not count toward the institution’s annual limit on signings. (Adopted: 4/26/17 effective 8/1/17 for signings that occur on or after 8/1/17)

The NCAA Bylaws concerning how players are counted against the 25 initial counters and 85 total counters limits are in the next post.
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NCAA Bylaws:

15.5.6 Football Limitations.

15.5.6.1 Bowl Subdivision Football. [FBS] There shall be an annual limit of 25 on the number of initial counters (per Bylaw 15.02.3.1) and an annual limit of 85 on the total number of counters (including initial counters) in football at each institution. (Revised: 1/10/91 effective 8/1/92, 12/15/06)

15.5.6.3 Initial Counters—Football (Also see Bylaw 15.02.3.1).

15.5.6.3.1 Recruited Student-Athlete Entering in Fall Term, Aided in First Year. [FBS/FCS] A student-athlete recruited (see Bylaw 15.02.8) by the awarding institution who enters in the fall term and receives institutional financial aid (based in any degree on athletics ability) during the first academic year in residence shall be an initial counter for that year in football. Therefore, such aid shall not be awarded if the institution has reached its limit on the number of initial counters prior to the award of institutional financial aid to the student-athlete.(Revised: 1/15/11 effective 8/1/11)

15.5.6.3.2 Recruited Student-Athlete Entering After Fall Term, Aided in First Year. [FBS/FCS] A student-athlete recruited (per Bylaw 15.02.8) by the awarding institution who enters after the first term of the academic year and immediately receives institutional financial aid (based in any degree on athletics ability) shall be an initial counter for either the current academic year (if the institution’s annual limit has not been reached) or the next academic year. The student-athlete shall be included in the institution’s total counter limit during the academic year in which the aid was first received. (Revised: 1/15/11 effective 8/1/11)

15.5.6.3.3 Recruited Student-Athlete, Aid Received After First Year. [FBS/FCS] A recruited student-athlete (per Bylaw 15.02.8) (including a student-athlete who was not a qualifier) who first receives athletically related financial aid after the student-athlete’s first academic year in residence shall be an initial counter for that academic year in which the aid is first received, if such aid is received during the fall term. However, such a student athlete who first receives athletically related financial aid in the second or third term of an academic year may be considered an initial counter during the academic year in which aid was first received or the next academic year. In either case, the student-athlete shall be included in the institution’s total counter limit during the academic year in which the aid was first received. (Revised: 1/3/06, 1/15/11 effective 8/1/11)

15.5.6.3.4 Nonrecruited Student-Athlete Receiving Institutional Financial Aid. [FBS/FCS] A student-athlete not recruited (per Bylaw 15.02.8) by the institution who receives institutional financial aid (based in any degree on athletics ability) after beginning football practice becomes a counter but need not be counted as an initial counter until the next academic year if the institution has reached its initial limit for the year in question. However, the student-athlete shall be considered in the total counter limit for the academic year in which the aid was first received. (Revised: 1/15/11 effective 8/1/11)

15.5.6.3.5 Midyear Replacement. [FBS/FCS] A counter who graduates at midyear or who graduates during the previous academic year (including summer) may be replaced by an initial counter, who shall be counted against the initial limit either for the year in which the aid is awarded (if the institution’s annual limit has not been reached) or for the following academic year, or by a student-athlete who was an initial counter in a previous academic year and is returning to the institution after time spent on active duty in the armed services or on an official religious mission. In bowl subdivision football, an institution may use the midyear replacement exception only if it previously has provided financial aid during that academic year to the maximum number of overall counters (85 total counters). In championship subdivision football, an institution may use the midyear replacement exception only if it previously has provided financial aid during that academic year that equals the maximum number of overall equivalencies or overall counters. (Revised: 4/20/99 effective 8/1/99, 6/8/99, 4/26/01 effective 8/1/01, 8/2/05, 12/15/06, 1/14/08 effective 8/1/08, 4/2/10, 1/15/11)

15.5.6.3.6 Aid First Awarded After Second Year. [FBS/FCS] A student-athlete who has been in residence at the certifying institution for at least two academic years may receive athletically related financial aid for the first time without such aid counting as an initial award, provided the aid falls within the overall grant limitation. (Adopted: 1/11/89, Revised: 1/10/90 effective 8/1/90)

15.5.6.3.7 Recruited Student-Athlete, Varsity Competition. [FBS/FCS] In accordance with Bylaw 15.5.1.2, a recruited student-athlete (per Bylaw 15.02.8) receiving institutional financial aid certified as having been granted without regard in any degree to athletics ability becomes an initial counter in the first academic year in which the student-athlete competes on the varsity level. (See Bylaw 15.5.1.2.1.) (Revised: 10/27/05 effective 8/1/06, 1/15/11 effective 8/1/11)

15.5.6.3.8 Returning Two-Year Transfer. [FBS/FCS] A student-athlete who previously was an initial counter and who transferred to a two-year college shall not be an initial counter upon return to the original institution.

15.5.6.3.9 Delayed Initial Counter Who Does Not Return to School. [FBS/FCS] A student-athlete who receives countable financial aid but whose status as an initial counter under this bylaw is delayed until the following academic year shall be counted against the initial limit the following academic year, regardless of whether the student-athlete reports for participation or attends the institution in that academic year.

15.5.6.4 Exceptions.

15.5.6.4.1 Voluntary Withdrawal. [FBS/FCS] An institution may replace a counter who voluntarily withdraws from the football team by providing the financial aid to another student who already has enrolled in the institution and is a member of the football squad. For this replacement to occur, the counter must withdraw prior to the first day of classes or before the first game of the season, whichever is earlier, and provide the institution with a signed statement releasing the institution from its obligation to provide institutional financial aid and verifying the voluntary nature of the withdrawal. The institution may immediately (beginning with the fall term) award the financial aid to a student-athlete who has been a member of the team for at least one academic year and has not previously received athletically related financial aid. A student-athlete who has not been a member of the team for at least one academic year may not receive the financial aid during the fall term, but may receive it in a following term (e.g., spring semester, winter quarter). (Revised: 4/28/05 effective 8/1/05)
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Scholarship #s Tracking ~ Recruiting Classes

Note: The NCAA voluntary withdrawal exception rule mentioned in this and other posts is at the bottom of the post above. The next post below explains how the rule can be used to promptly give replacement scholarships to newly enrolled players, such as those mentioned in this post.

How Bama can take 26 (+?) in the 2021 Class:

It appears that Bama has 26 signing limit spots available — 25 2021-cycle spots plus 1 unused 2020-cycle spot that a 2021-class early enrollee can use. Due to knee injury rehab, Tim Keenan might grayshirt (enroll in Jan-2022 and count toward 2022's limits). It also appears Bama is utilizing a few voluntary withdrawal replacement scholarships, which don't count toward annual 25 limits, only the 85 total limit. The following explains how Bama has used that exception rule and also saved unused prior-cycle signing and inital counter spots for the next cycle.

How 2020's class counted against NCAA limits:

It appears Bama had 27 available signing limit spots — 25 2020-cycle spots plus two unused 2019-cycle spots that 2020-class early enrollees could use. Bama had 26 2020-cycle signees, including grad transfer TE Carl Tucker and TE Caden Clark, who greyshirted due to still rehabbing from knee surgery and Bama needing to get within the 85 total counters limit for the fall term, but he still counts toward 2020 signing and initial counter limits when he enrolls in Jan 2021. One remaining unused 2020-cycle spot can be used by a 2021-cycle early enrollee.

How 2019's class counted against NCAA limits:

The 2019 class had 28 total counters, including grad transfer Landon Dickerson, but only 23 were counted toward the 2019 cycle's 25 signings and initial counters limits. 2019-class early enrollees Paul Tyson and Will Reichard did not sign NLI or aid agreements. It appears the reason was to qualify for replacement scholarships (via the voluntary withdrawal exception rule -- NCAA Bylaw 15.5.6.4.1) for Vandarious Cowan and Keith Holcombe, who withdrew from the team before the 2018 fall term. Per the rule, they'd count toward the 85 total counters limit, but not the annual signing and initial counter limits. So, Bama only needed 26 signing and inital counter spots for the 28 2019-cycle total counters. Since Bama could "backcount" three 2019-cycle early enrollees against unused 2018-cycle signing and initial counter spots, only 23 of the 26 spots needed for the 2019-class were counted against 2019's 25 signing and initial counter spots. So, that left two unused 2019-cycle signing and initial counter spots available for "backcounting" two 2020 early enrollees.

How 2018's class counted against NCAA limits:

The 2018 class had 23 total counters but only 22 signees and initial counters. Layne Hatcher didn't get a scholarship and non-qualifier Juco enrollee Jordan Davis didn't count toward 2018's 25 signings limit because UA didn"t let him sign an NLI or aid agreement. Instead, a spot was saved for him in case he qualified. Bama also used the voluntary withdrawal exception rule to give 2018 TE Michael Parker a replacement scholarship for Mekhi Brown (who withdrew in 2017) that didn't count toward annual 25 limits, only the 85 limit. So, Bama only used 22 of the 2018-cycle's 25 signing and initial counter spots, leaving three unused 2018-cycle spots that three 2019-cycle early enrollees could count against.
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Explanation of 15.5.6.4.1 Voluntary Withdrawal:

This exception rule allows for a replacement scholarship (that doesn't count against signing and initial counter limits) if a player voluntarily withdraws from the team. But it does not allow the replacement scholarship to be immediately provided to a new incoming recruit or transfer.

A replacement player must already be a member of the team enrolled without a scholarship before he can receive a replacement scholarship; i.e., he must be a walk-on. Also, if a recruit has already signed an NLI or aid agreement, he will count toward the signings limit for the academic year in which he initially receives financial aid.

That's why Paul Tyson didn't sign an NLI or aid agreement before enrolling. Instead he practiced with the team in December, probably paid his own way as a walk-on for the very short miniterm that's during the break between the fall and spring semesters, and then got the replacement scholarship for the regular full spring semester.

Will Reichard also didn't sign, but he enrolled in January, so he probably paid his way as a walk-on for the short spring-1 term and then got the replacement scholarship for the spring-2 term. Bama offers some courses that way.

A summer enrollee replacement player (e.g., Michael Parker) can also establish walk-on status quickly and cheaply by paying his own way for a short summer-1 or -2 miniterm.

It's also important to understand that the two guys Tyson and Reichard replaced voluntarily withdrew from the team before the prior fall term classes and playing season started. Per the rule, Tyson and Reichard could receive replacement scholarships after that fall term without having been on the team as a walk-on for a full year.

As players continually withdraw from the team and transfer elsewhere, Bama may continue to take advantage of this exception rule.
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DI Council grants waiver to allow transfer student-athletes to compete immediately (NCAA)

NCAA Division I Council delays vote on transfer rules and name, image and likeness (USA Today)

NCAA Council tables long-awaited legislation on name, image, likeness and transfer exemptions (CBS Sports)

2021 ROSTER/DEPTH (85-man) * = redshirted. 2020 didn't reduce eligibility; resulting 5th-year players are non-counters^ toward '21's 85 limit. Additional notes below; 2020 Roster next post.

Total: 90 counters (10 Jr, 23 So, 57 Fr) & 2^ Gr. So 4-7 more departures (-?) are needed by Aug, depending on Tim Keenan grayshirting (-?) and UA landing JT Tuimoloau and/or Henry Tóotóo.
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2020 Additional Prospects
(Early signee ^ / enrollee *)

Offense
4* QB Carson Beck 6-4/226 FL hudl GA
4* RB Jahmyr Gibbs 5-11/194 GA hudl GT
5* RB Zachary Evans 5-11/200 TX hudl TCU
5* RB Kendall Milton 6-1.5/229 CA hudl * GA
5* WR Justin Shorter 6-4/226 PSU (hudl) UF
5* WR Rakim Jarrett 6-0/208 DC hudl MD
4* WR Kayshon Boutte 5-10 180 LA hudl LSU
4* WR Arian Smith 6-1/170 FL hudl ^ GA
4* WR Xzavier Henderson 6-3.5/180 FL hudl UF
5* WR Julian Fleming 6-3/210 PA hudl tOSU
4* WR Dazalin Worsham 6-0/185 AL hudl Miami
4* WR EJ Williams 6-3/188 AL hudl * CU
3* ATH Dee Beckwith 6-5/215 AL hudl TN
3* TE Tre' McKitty 6-4/235 FSU grad hudl GA
3* TE Brandon Frazier 6-7/247 TX hudl AU
5* TE Arik Gilbert 6-5/253 GA hudl * LSU
5* TE Darnell Washington 6-7.5/261 NV hudl GA
4* TE Jeremiah Pegues 6-2.5/280 MS hudl ^ AU
4* OT Jayson Jones 6-6.5/340 AL hudl OR
4* OC/G Sedrick Van Pran 6-4/305 LA hudl GA
4* OG Marcus Henderson 6-5/300 TN hudl
4* OG Chris Morris 6-3.5/287 TN hudl ATM
4* OG/DT Justin Rogers 6-2.5/311 MI hudl * UK
3* OG Xavier Hill 6-3/325 MS hudl ^ LSU
3* OG RJ Adams 6-3/315 VA hudl UK
4* OG Aaryn Parks 6-4/320 MD hudl OU
4* OT Ty'kieast Crawford 6-5/335 TX hudl
4* OT Tate Ratledge 6-6/322 GA hudl ^ GA
5* OT Broderick Jones 6-5/275 GA hudl GA

Defense
4* DE Zykeivous Walker 6-4/260 GA hudl * AU
4* DL/OL Omari Thomas 6-5/299 TN hudl UT
4* DL Jaquelin Roy 6-3.5/289 LA hudl ^ LSU
4* DT Jacobian Guillory 6-2/331 LA hudl * LSU
4* DT Branard Wright 6-3/300 TX hudl SA
4* DT McKinnley Jackson 6-2/327 MS hudl ATM
4* DE Alfred Collins 6-5/284 TX hudl TX
4* DE Jay Hardy 6-4/270 TN hudl AU
5* DE Jordan Burch 6-5/250 SC hudl ^ USCe
4* ILB Jordan Banks 6-1/228 CA hudl ^ AZ
4* ILB Edgerrin Cooper 6-1.5/205 LA hudl ATM
4* ATH Reggie Grimes 6-4.5/240 TN hudl ^ OU
4* ILB Antoine Sampah 6-2.5/220 VA hudl ^ LSU
4* LB Phillip Webb 6-3.5/224 GA hudl ^ LSU
4* OLB Donell Harris 6-4/210 FL hudl ^ ATM
5* OLB Sav'ell Smalls 6-3/230 WA hudl * UW
5* ILB Justin Flowe 6-2/225 CA hudl OR
3* ATH De'Rickey Wright 6-4/220 AL hudl OM
4* CB Ethan Pouncey 6-1/160 FL hudl^ UF
5* CB Kelee Ringo 6-2/205 AZ hudl GA
4* CB/S Nadab Joseph 6-2/193 Juco/FL hudl
4* CB/S Joel Williams 6-1.5/180 LA hudl ^ UK
5* CB Elias Ricks 6-2/192 IMG/CA hudl * LSU
4* CB Joshua Eaton 6-2/175 TX hudl^ OU
3* CB Ennis Rakestraw 6-0/170 TX hudl MO
This post was edited on 2/2 at 5:14 pm


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Ft Walton Beach
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Football Recruiting & Roster
2021 Additional Prospects
(Early signee ^ / enrollee *)

Offense
4* QB Drake Maye 6-5/210 NC hudl UNC
5* QB Jake Garcia 6-1.5/188 CA hudl USC
4* QB Miller Moss 6-2/197 CA hudl * USC
4* QB Luke Altmyer 6-2/195 MS hudl * FSU
4* ATH Tysheem Johnson 5-10/190 PA hudl OM
5* RB Camar Wheaton 5-11/190 TX hudl ^ OU
4* RB Donovan Edwards 5-11/190 MI hudl MI
4* RB Brandon Campbell 5-10/190 TX hudl USC
4* WR Malcolm Johnson Jr. 6-1/185 VA hudl AU
4* WR Xavier Worthy 6-1/160 CA hudl * UM
3* WR Caleb Johnson 5-10/170 TX hudl OU
5* WR Emeka Egbuka 6-1/190 WA hudl OSU
4* WR Troy Franklin 6-2/170 CA hudl OR
4* WR Chris Hilton 5-11.5/169 LA hudl LSU
4* WR Brian Thomas Jr. 6-4/185 LA hudl LSU
4* WR Mario Williams 5-10/165 FL hudl OU
4* WR Destyn Hill 6-0/170 LA hudl
4* WR Deion Colzie 6-4/193 GA hudl ND
4* WR Romello Brinson 6-2/180 FL hudl Mia
4* TE Jermaine Terry 6-4/235 CA hudl Cal
4* TE Michael Trigg 6-4/230 FL hudl USC
3* TE/LS Jalen Shead 6-4/240 MS hudl LSU
0* TE/LS Rocco Underwood 6-4/220 FL hudl UF
4* TE Thomas Fidone 6-5/225 IA hudl NE
4* TE Hudson Wolfe 6-6/240 TN hudl * OM
3* TE Lake McRee 6-4/217 TX hudl USC
4* TE Gage Wilcox 6-4/228 FL hudl UF
5* TE Arik Gilbert 6-5/253 GA hudl * (xfer UF)
3* OL William Parker 6-5/325 TN hudl ^ UT
4* OG Jager Burton 6-4/271 KY hudl * UK
5* OT Tristan Leigh 6-5/270 VA hudl CU
5* OT Amarius Mims 6-7/315 GA hudl UGA
4* OL Dylan Fairchild 6-5/298 GA hudl UGA
4* OL Noah Josey 6-5/280 TN hudl VA
4* OT Kingsley Suamataia 6-5/280 UT hudl OR
Defense
5* DE/TE JT Tuimoloau 6-4.5/277 WA hudl OSU
5* DL Lee Hunter 6-5/292 AL hudl AU
4* DE Shemar Turner 6-3.5/282 TX hudl ^ A&M
4* DE Tunmise Adeleye 6-3/245 TX hudl * A&M
5* DT Maason Smith 6-5/316 LA hudl * LSU
4* DE Tyreak Sapp 6-2.5 255 FL hudl ^ UF
5* DE Korey Foreman 6-4/245 CA hudl
4* DE Shambre Jackson 6-4/243 FL hudl FSU
4* DT Tyleik Williams 6-3.5/317 VA hudl OSU
4* DE Keeshawn Silver 6-5/236 NC hudl UNC
5* LB Xavian Sorey 6-3/214 IMG/FL hudl * UGA
4* LB Jeremiah Williams 6-3/224 AL hudl UF
5* ILB Terrence Lewis 6-1/200 FL hudl MD
5* OLB Dylan Brooks 6-5/225 AL hudl UT
4* OLB Zaire Patterson 6-5/215 NC hudl CU
4* OLB TJ Bollers 6-3/250 IA hudl WI
4* LB/S Raneiria Dillworth 6-2/185 GA hudl UNC
5* S James Williams 6-5/218 FL hudl Mia
4* CB Nathaniel Wiggins 6-2/170 GA hudl CU
4* CB De'Jahn Warren 6-0/175 Juco hudl * UGA
3* CB Damarius McGhee 6-1/162 FL hudl LSU
4* CB Jason Marshall 6-2/180 FL hudl UF
3* CB/WR Kamari Lassiter 5-11/165 AL hudl
4* CB Latrell McCutchin 6-1/176 TX hudl OU
4* CB Jordan Hancock 6-0/170 GA hudl OSU
5* CB Tony Grimes 6-0/180 VA hudl UNC
5* S/CB Sage Ryan 6-0/195 LA hudl ^ LSU
4* S/CB Jardin Gilbert 6-1/180 LA hudl A&M
This post was edited on 7/5 at 9:29 am


TidalSurge1
Alabama Fan
Ft Walton Beach
Member since Sep 2016
31276 posts
 Online 

re: Football Recruiting & Roster
2022 Additional Prospects
(Early signee ^ / enrollee *)

Offense
4* QB Tanner Bailey 6-1/195 AL hudl OR
4* RB Branson Robinson 5-10/220 MS hudl UGA
4* RB Nicholas Singleton 6-0/210 PA hudl PSU
4* RB Kaytron Allen 5-11/220 IMG/VA hudl PSU
4* RB Jovantae Barnes 6-0/190 NV hudl OU
4* RB George Pettaway 5-11/185 VA hudl
4* RB Jamarion Miller 5-10/185 TX hudl TX
4* RB Jaydon Blue 5-11.5/205 TX hudl TX
5* RB Raleek Brown 5-8/185 CA hudl OU
5* RB Gavin Sawchuk 5-11/175 CO hudl OU
4* WR C.J. Williams 6-2/193 CA hudl
4* WR Brenen Thompson 5-10/165 TX hudl
4* WR Kojo Antwi 6-1/185 GA hudl OSU
4* WR De'Nylon Morrissette 6-1/200 GA hudl GA
4* WR Kaden Saunders 5-10/172 OH hudl PS
4* TE Phaizon Wilson 6-4/210 TX hudl
0* TE CJ Hawkins 6-7/220 FL hudl UF
3* TE Colston Loveland 6-5/235 ID hudl MI
4* TE Holden Staes 6-4/220 GA hudl ND
4* TE Jake Johnson 6-5/210 GA hudl LSU
3* TE Kaian Roberts-Day 6-4/220 MO hudl BU
4* OL Riley Quick 6-5/260 AL hudl UA-bsbl
4* OT Julian Armella 6-6/300 FL hudl
4* OT Will Campbell 6-6/285 LA hudl LSU
4* OT Kiyaunta Goodwin 6-7/300 IN hudl UK
4* OL Jake Taylor 6-6/275 NV hudl OU
5* OT Gunner Givens 6-6/285 VA hudl VT

Defense
4* DL Hero Kanu 6-5/293 CA hudl
4* DL Dominick James 6-2/270 IMG/AL hudl
4* DL Caden Curry 6-5/250 IN hudl
4* DL KJ Miles 6-3.5/261 NJ hudl GT
5* DE Shemar Stewart 6-5/246 FL hudl
4* DE Dani Dennis-Sutton 6-5/250 MD hudl PSU
4* DL Mykel Williams 6-5/265 GA hudl USC
4* DL Zxavian Harris 6-8/335 MS hudl OM
4* ILB TJ Dudley 6-2/220 AL hudl OR
4* LB Wesley Bissainthe 6-1/195 FL hudl
4* OLB DJ Wesolak 6-3.5/240 MO hudl
5* DB Sam McCall 6-0.5/180 FL hudl FSU
5* ATH Malaki Starks • 6-1/196 GA hudl UGA
5* S Kamari Wilson 6-1/195 IMG/FL hudl
4* S Myles Rowser 6-1/185 MI hudl AR
4* S Xavier Nwankpa 6-2/190 IA hudl
5* S Keon Sabb 6-2/200 IMG/NJ hudl CU
3* CB Myles Pollard 6-1/180 TN hudl MI
4* CB Bobby Taylor 6-1/180 TX hudl A&M
4* S Bryce Anderson 6-0/190 TX hudl
4* CB Terrance Brooks 6-0/190 TX hudl OSU
3* DB Devin Moore 6-2/175 FL hudl ND
4* S Markeith Williams 6-1/170 FL hudl
This post was edited on 8/1 at 8:11 pm


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