Alabama has reeled in some top-notch commitments in the class of 2013, as expected. Several are very high profile and several are highly ranked. But not all of them.
There are few things rankings cannot gauge in this type of system, and work ethic is one of them. For Bradley Bozeman and Ardarius Stewart, a pair of Tide commits, that department has been a busy one this summer.
While working with noted Hoover (Ala.) strength and conditioning specialist Jack Eyer, the pair increased their strength dramatically in preparation for their senior seasons.
"I get them both four to five days per week instead of two days weekly now on my systems," said Eyer of the summer work. "I am simply applying the training routine now, to supplement their high school workouts now and not overtrain him."
The training has resulted in both a gain in power and agility for both players, not to mention some added size for the offensive lineman, Bozeman.
"Another highlight Bradley's father told me," Eyer continued. "...he had to get him new knee braces in April- six weeks after starting, and last week had to spend $250 more because of his increasing leg size for new larger braces cause he kept popping the pins out of these braces.
"But he was ok with it, and new it was a good thing."
For Stweart, the project is more about getting better at certain areas coming off of a knee procedure.
"He needs a lot of leg development fast to give him the kind of protection he needs for his scoped knee," admitted Eyer. "He will only do my endurance and power training system most if not all when his high school season is over, then will be ready for heavy loads, I feel."
To better gauge the type of work Eyer is getting done with the players, take a look at the photo gallery below:
Bozeman is the No. 30 offensive guard in the class and is a three-star talent. Stewart checks in at No. 10 in the receiver rankings nationally, while receiving a current four-star ranking.