Visitors: Alabama vs. Tennessee

The University of Alabama will host the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday night in Tuscaloosa for the annual 'Third Saturday in October' rivalry game. Several elite prospects are expected on campus. Andrew Bone provides the latest news...


The Alabama coaching staff expects at least three official visitors in Tuscaloosa this weekend which includes Chris Black, National 100 receiver and Tide commitment from Jacksonville-First Coast, Fla., who arrived late Thursday evening. He will stay in Tuscaloosa through Sunday.

Two uncommitted prospects who are on official visits include Cyrus Jones, four-star wide receiver from Baltimore-Gilman, Md., and Barry Sanders, four-star running back from Oklahoma City-Heritage Hall, Okla.

Alabama is near the top of the list for Jones and Sanders. Jones is rated as a receiver, but recruited by the Crimson Tide as a cornerback. Sanders has visited Tuscaloosa several times and in his top four along with Florida State, Oklahoma State and Stanford.

Plenty of elite unofficial visitors are expected including five-stars Quay Evans, defensive tackle from Morton, Miss., and Channing Ward, defensive end from Aberdeen, Miss. Jeremy Liggins, three-star quarterback from Oxford-Lafayette, Miss., is also on the list.

Several of the Tide's commitments planning to visit include Reggie Ragland, Eddie Williams, Geno Smith, Ryan Anderson, Darius Philon, Tyler Hayes and Brandon Greene.

A large group of 2013 targets are planning to visit the Capstone including Robert Nkemdiche, five-star defensive end from Grayson, Ga., and Reuben Foster, five-star linebacker and Tide commitment from LaGrange-Troup County, Ga. Nkemdiche projects as the top player in the nation for 2013.

Several in-state juniors will visit including Earnest Robinson, wide receiver from Pinson Valley, James Cox, wide receiver from Tuscaloosa-Northridge, Rod Crayton, defensive tackle from Dadeville, Ardarius Stewart, athlete from Fultondale and Cameron Toney, linebacker from Huntsville.

One of the Tide's top out-of-state targets in 2013 is Johnathon McCrary, quarterback from Ellenwood-Cedar Grove, Ga. McCrary will visit for the first time this season, and has Alabama at the top of his list. He has 42 scholarship offers including one from the Tide. He is a teammate with Alabama commitment, Brandon Greene.

Other out-of-state 2013 prospects planning to visit include Demarcus Robinson, wide receiver from Fort Valley-Peach County, Ga., Tearris Wallace, running back from Bentonville, Ark., and Deon Mix, offensive tackle from Batesville-South Panola, Miss.

The coaching staff will also welcome a few of the state's best for 2014 including Bo Scarborough, running back from Tuscaloosa-Northridge, E.J. Moss, quarterback from Ashville and Tre Williams, safety from Mobile-St. Paul's.

This is not a complete list of prospects expected on Saturday night, but players who have confirmed their arrival.

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