Camp time in Tuscaloosa

The University of Alabama is kicking off the first summer camp of the season starting on Sunday. The event will last until Wednesday with several elite prospects participating in the camp or observing the 2011 BSC National Champions coaching staff at work.


Reuben Foster, five-star linebacker and Alabama commitment from Auburn High School, in Ala., has not confirmed which day he will visit. He is rated the No. 2 overall prospect in the country.

Laremy Tunsil, five-star offensive tackle from Columbia High School in Lake City, Fla., plans on arriving on Sunday and will spend a few days in Tuscaloosa. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound prospect recently named his top five which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU and Oklahoma. The Gators and Bulldogs are considered the frontrunners.


Brendan Langley, four-star cornerback from Kell High School in Marietta, Ga., is expected to participate in the camp on Sunday. Alabama became his overall leader last week followed by Tennessee and South Carolina.

Top shelf

Tim Williams, four-star defensive end from University School in Baton Rouge, and Kendell Beckwith, four-star defensive end from East Feliciana High School in Clinton, Miss., plan to camp on Sunday and stay through Monday. Alabama is on the short list for the elite prospects. Beckwith has Alabama in his top two with LSU.


Josh McNeil, four-star tight end from Hillside High School in Durham, N.C., will arrive on Saturday and stay through the weekend. McNeil does not plan to participate in the camp. He is the No. 4 rated tight end in the country. This is McNeil's first ever visit to Alabama. The Crimson Tide has the lead for his signature. He expects to make a decision in July. His other favorites include Georgia, Florida, LSU and Miami.

Quarterback gathering

Cooper Bateman, four-star commitment, is expected to visit Tuscaloosa this weekend with his family. Two additional signal callers, who have been offered, plan on visiting which includes Parker McLeod, three-star from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga., and Riley Ferguson, three-star from Butler High School in Matthews, N.C. The two uncommitted quarterbacks will showcase their talent to the Alabama coaching staff. McLeod was offered last week and has Alabama in his top two along with Oklahoma State. He plans to announce a decision by the end of June. His teammate, Tyren Jones, is a Tide commitment.

Tide legacy

Walker Jones, three-star linebacker from Evangelical Christian School in Cordova, Tenn., will participate in the camp. The Alabama coaching staff will take a closer look on the offensive side and defensive side of the ball as an H-Back and linebacker. Jones is open to playing any position. He has 13 scholarship offers including Alabama.

Peach Stater

Ryan Jenkins, three-star wide receiver from Lassiter High School, will compete in the Tide's camp. Jenkins has offers from across the country. He was named the wide receiver MVP at the Atlanta Nike camp and invited to ‘The Opening' in Oregon. He is hoping to earn an offer from Alabama.

Showcase time

Several scholarship offers are expected to extend to prospects following the camp. The coaching staff will look at all underclassmen who show up and demonstrate their level of competition worthy of an offer.

Marquez White, three-star cornerback and Florida State commitment from Northview High School in Dothan, Ala., did not wait on the summer camp for the Tide to extend an official offer. He still plans to camp in Tuscaloosa to see if an offer is extended. One to keep a close watch.

Jonathan Cook, cornerback from Spanish Fort High School in Ala., has seen a lot of attention this spring. He is looking for an Alabama offer based on his peformance. Cook's teammate, Deon Johnson, is a Tide commitment.

Gerald Sterling, tight end/defensive end from Aliceville High School in Ala., might receive an offer from the Tide coaching staff after camp. He has excellent size at 6-foot-4, 250-pounds. He plays for a small school and in a similar situation to Darren Lake, a 2012 Alabama signee who had to go to camps to earn offers. This weekend might become Sterling's coming out party.

Other in-state prospects who hope to shine this week include James Cox, wide receiver from Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa, Cameron Fraser, offensive tackle from Central High School in Phenix City, and Jarren Johnson, wide receiver from Jackson High School.

Home away from home

Several of Alabama's commitments are expected to return to the Capstone this weekend including previously mentioned Cooper Bateman, National 100 quarterback from Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tyren Jones, four-star running back from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga., and Altee Tenpenny, four-star running back from North Little Rock High School, Ark., will compete in the Tide's camp. Deon Johnson, three-star wide receiver from Spanish Fort High School and Raheem Falkins, three-star wide receiver from Carver High School in New Orleans, La., are also expected to camp.

O.J. Howard, the nation's No. 2 tight end from Autauga Academy in Prattville, Ala., plans to visit on Tuesday. Howard, who is still heavily pursued by other schools, decided not attend Big Cat Weekend last week. He remains firm with his commitment to the Tide.

Top 2014

Bo Scarborough, running back from Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., will visit on Monday. He does not plan to participate in the camp. The future five-star can play running back, wide receiver and/or tight end on the next level.

In-state prospects camping

These include Tre Williams, linebacker from St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Racean Thomas, running back from Oxford High School, and E.J. Moss, quarterback from Ashville High School. Devlin Hodges, quarterback from Mortimer Jordan High School in Morris, is one of the top quarterbacks in the state who is attracting a lot of attention.


Kevin Crosby, athlete from Bamberg-Erhardt, S.C., is a future National 100 prospect. He has close to 30 scholarship offers including one from Alabama. Crosby can play on either side of the ball and will likely work -ut at tight end and linebacker at the Tide's camp.

From the Bayou

Christian Robinson, offensive tackle from Ouachita Parish High school in Monroe, La., is the premier lineman in the Bayou State. He has several scholarship offers including from his top three of Alabama, LSU and Texas. Laurence Jones, defensive back from Neville High School in Monroe, La., might land an offer from Alabama this week. He already has an offer from LSU. Trey Quinn, wide receiver from Barbe High School in Lake Charles, La., will also compete in the camp.

Name dropper

Todd Kelly, Jr., cornerback from Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic School in Tenn., has scholarship offers from across the country. Alabama offered this past spring after Junior Day. Kelly returns to the Capstone once again for the Tide's camp. He has strong interest in Alabama.

Offered and camping

Kain Daub, linebacker from Nease High School in St. Augustine, Fla., and Orlando Brown, offensive tackle from Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga., have early schoalrship offers from the Tide along with several other schools throughout the country.

This is not a complete list of campers or visitors who will attend the first summer camp, but players we have verified who plan to arrive in Tuscaloosa. More big names will likely show up in next couple of days.

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