Sanders, Brassell highlight weekend visitors

An SEC match-up between the Crimson Tide and the Ole Miss Rebels brings several unoffical visitors to the University of Alabama's campus.

The sidelines in Tuscaloosa will not see as many visitors as typical due to the late kick-off time of 8:00 p.m. CST ESPN2.

It was reported Sunday night Florida State commitment Terrance Smith from Decatur-Southwest Dekalb, Ga., will take an official visit to the Capstone. Scout.com has confirmed Smith will not visit the Tide this weekend. We'll check next week to see if he plans to re-schedule.

A couple of top 2011 recruits are expected which includes National 100 wide receiver Nickolas Brassell from Batesville-South Panola, Miss., and Quan Bray, four-star running back from LaGrange-Troup County, Ga.

Several of the Tide's commitments are expected in Tuscaloosa including Phillip Ely, three-star quarterback from Tampa-Plant, Fla., who will make his first visit of the season to Bryant-Denny Stadium; LaMichael Fanning, four-star defensive end from Hamilton-Harris County, Marvin Shinn, four-star wide receiver from Prichard-Vigor, Ala., Quinton Dial, three-star defensive tackle from Scooba-East Mississippi, Miss., and Daryl Collins, three-star wide receiver from Gadsden (Ala.) City.

Possibly the top overall player visiting is 2012 running back Barry Sanders Jr., from Oklahoma City-Heritage Hall, Okla. The son of NFL great Barry Sanders has Alabama among his early favorites.

The usual suspects of Jameis Winston, quarterback from Hueytown, Ala., and Reggie Ragland, middle linebacker from Madison-Bob Jones, Ala., are likely to visit as well. Both are National 100 recruits.

The only confirmed 2012 recruit from Mississippi expected to visit is Jeremy Liggins, quarterback from Oxford-Lafayette. He hails from the same high school as former Alabama star Justin Woodall.

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