Alabama: Recruiting Notebook

Andrew Bone is taking a look at the latest recruiting news for the University of Alabama.


Top three

Alabama appears to have made up a lot of ground with five-star offensive tackle Avery Young after his official visit. The Tide is in the mix with Auburn and Georgia for the elite recruit from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.. He has yet to schedule any other official visits at this time. The University of Alabama has two offensive line commitments in Brandon Greene and Brandon Hill. Caleb Gulledge might end up on the interior.

Tide offers in-state lineman

Alabama offered Ulric Jones, defensive lineman from Oxford, Ala., at the LSU game a couple of weeks ago. He was offered by Auburn this past weekend while on an unofficial visit for the Samford game.

East Coaster visiting

Alabama is making an impression on a lot of prospects on the East Coast. Devin Fuller, four-star quarterback from Old Tappan, N.J., will take an official visit to Alabama. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound athlete has already taken an official visit to Nebraska. The four remaining visits include Alabama, Rutgers, TCU and UCLA. Rutgers has a very strong chance to land his signature, but any school has a much improved chance when a prospect takes an official visit.

High priority

Daniel McCullers, defensive tackle from Georgia Military, is a monster recruit. The 6-foot-6, 350-pound lineman is a top target at the nose tackle position. His top two schools remain Alabama and Tennessee. He took a visit to Knoxville this past weekend. The visit went extremely well, and Tennessee has pulled very close with Alabama. McCullers plans to take an official visit to the Capstone in December. He will make a decision relatively soon and will enroll at the school of his choice in January.

Five-star ranking

Cyrus Jones, athlete from Baltimore-Gillman, Md., is one of the top prospects in the country. He has been rated a four-star recruit since the initial Scout.com rankings. He was recently bumped to a five-star wide receiver and the No. 46 overall prospect in the country. Jones is recruited as athlete, and Alabama has talked more about playing cornerback. Jones could end up on the offensive side of the ball. He recently named Alabama his No. 1 school. He has already taken an official visit to Alabama and plans to visit Auburn this weekend for the 'Iron Bowl.' Jones expects to announce his college decision at the Under Armour All-America game.

Tide target

I watched Fultondale athlete Ardarius Stewart in action this past Friday night. He was extremely impressive. He accounted for more than 400 yards of total offense as their quarterback and five touchdowns in a losing effort to Lineville. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound prospect should receive several scholarship offers, but not as a quarterback. Most schools will recruit him as an athlete. He is fast, quick and tough to bring down. Stewart is shifty and overall playmaker. He will rank among the top players in the state of Alabama.

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