Alabama: Recruiting notebook

The University of Alabama is moving up the list for several elite athletes, and others are close to announcing their college decision. The latest news and notes looks at several prospects on the Tide's recruiting board.

Peach Stater favors Tide

Brendan Langley, four-star cornerback from Kell High School in Marietta, Ga., had Alabama in the lead early in the recruiting process. The UGA Bulldogs pulled ahead for a brief period, but the latest news does not even include the home-state school. This will likely change again before signing day in February. Langley announced a new top three in order led by Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back will visit Tuscaloosa next week.


Derrick Henry, five-star running back from Yulee High School in Fla., is a commitment to UGA. He has already said, "Alabama is the better fit" after breaking down the differences between the two schools. Henry will visit Tuscaloosa next week with a decision expected shortly after the trip.

More than one

Two quarterbacks in the class of 2013 for the Tide class is expected after the transfer of Phillip Sims to Virginia. National 100 signal caller Cooper Bateman committed in mid-May. Alabama will have several quarterbacks in Tuscaloosa this summer for camp.

Parker McLeod, three-star quarterback from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga., received an offer from Alabama last week. He is also teammates with Alabama commitment Tyren Jones. McLeod plans to visit Tuscaloosa next Monday.

Take two

Josh McNeil, National 100 tight end from Hillside High School in Durham, N.C., travels to Tuscaloosa this weekend for his first-ever visit to Tuscaloosa. He plans to announce a decision in July. His other trips in June include stops at Georgia, Ohio State, Florida and Miami. McNeil named a top 12, but these are the schools considered the frontrunners. Alabama has a commitment from the No. 2 tight end in the country, O.J. Howard.

Hunt for No. 1

Robert Foster, five-star wide receiver from Central Valley High School in Monoca, Pa., visited Tuscaloosa in April for the Tide's A-Day game. He plans to return to Alabama in the fall for an official visit. Pittsburgh is likely the biggest competition. The Panthers signed the state's top recruit a year ago in five-star running back Russel Shell.

Anything is possible

Marquez White, three-star cornerback from Northview High School in Dothan, Ala., has watched his offer list increase this spring. Alabama has shown interest with an official offer expected at summer camp. White decided not to wait on Alabama. He was offered last week by Florida State and committed later the same day. He still plans to camp in Tuscaloosa. #Whatwillhedo if an offer comes through from head coach Nick Saban?

Off the board

Ethan Pocic, four-star offensive tackle from Lemont, Ill., committed to the LSU Tigers on Tuesday.

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