Alabama: Early offers

Many are focused on the class of 2012 and how it will finish. The University of Alabama coaching staff is also looking ahead to 2013. Several top players have reeled in scholarship offers, and the Tide has added two commitments on the offensive side of the ball.

Bradley Bozeman, offensive tackle from Roanoke-Handley, Ala., and O.J. Howard, tight end from Prattville-Autauga Academy, Ala., both committed this summer. Bozeman and Howard are top-10 in-state caliber players for the 2013 class.

Earnest Robinson, wide receiver from Pinson Valley, reports more than 30 offers from across the country. He is projected as one of the top wide outs in the Southeast. He is the other offensive player in the state who has scored an early offer from the Tide.

Johnathon McCrary, quarterback from Ellenwood-Cedar Grove, Ga., has an offer from Alabama. The 6-foot-3.5, 187-pound prospect is a teammate with Alabama commitment Brandon Greene. McCrary's sister will attend Georgia this fall. The Bulldogs have offered and have the inside track for his signature.

Kelvin Taylor, from Belle Glade-Glades Day, Fla., is the son of former NFL running back Fred Taylor. He has several offers including Alabama and Florida. The father played college football for Florida.

Altee Tenpenny, from North Little Rock, Ark., picked up an offer following his camp performance in Tuscaloosa. He will rank as one of the top recruits in the South. He does not claim any favorites.

Derrick Henry, from Yulee, Fla., has an Alabama offer. Henry will likely rank as one of the top running backs in the Sunshine State and recently committed to Georgia.

Taj Williams (6-3, 175) from Tallahasse-Lincoln, Fla., and Mike Williams (6-4, 185) from Holly Hill-Lake Marion, S.C., are a couple of out-of-state wide receivers who have also earned offers.

Taj Williams has several offers including Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, South Floida and UCF. Williams currently favors Florida even though he grew up in Tallahassee.

Mike Williams has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and South Carolina. He currently favors Clemson and South Carolina.

Adam Breneman, tight end from Camp Hill-Cedar Cliff, Pa., took an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa earlier this summer. Breneman has high interest in the Tide and plans to return during the season.

A few linemen have snagged offers from Alabama after camping in Tuscaloosa. One of the most recognizable names is Karl Malone, Jr. The Mailman's son was impressive at the Tide's first summer camp. Alabama is one of the contender's for his signature.

Deon Mix, offensive tackle from Batesville-South Panola, Miss., should challenge for the No. 1 spot in the Magnolia State. He has earned early offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Miss. It's always tough to pluck prospects from South Panola away from the home-state, but Mix has high interest in Alabama.

Jake Raulerson, offensive lineman from Celina, Texas, made a wise decision to visit several schools this summer. He now enters his junior season with offers from the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Texas A&M an Vanderbilt.

"Alabama's offer was pretty surprising and one that I was really excited about," Jake Raulerson told "It was pretty amazing to be able to sit down in Coach Saban's office and talk with him. Saban's a pretty prestigious coach. He's well known around the country.

"Coach Saban let me know they were looking at me at 'Jack' linebacker. That's really cool because I've never played that position before. It would be a really fun position to try it."

Andy Dodd, from Lindale-Pepperell, Ga., is reporting an offer from Alabama. Dodd is an excellent blocking tight end who projects as an offensive tackle or guard on the next level. He is a teammate with Alabama commitment Dakota Ball and also has an offer from the Bulldogs.

This is not an official list of recruits in the class of 2013 who have received scholarship offers from the Tide. It's a list of who has contacted in recent weeks. Look for more offers when coaches hit the road in September.

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