Big weekend at 'Bama

Alabama hosted some of the nation's best last weekend en route to securing one commitment, and the staff will be looking to do the same this time around with even more elite five-stars expected in town.

Last weekend, Alabama secured the verbal pledge of Tim Williams after he took his official visit to campus, among many other supreme targets. The weekend was flooded with top talent, including a handful of four and five stars.

This time around, the talent is even more top heavy as several five-stars embark on Tuscaloosa.

The first name on the list was initially recruited by Alabama three years ago, eventually leading to a commitment. Since then, No. 2 overall prospect in 2013 Reuben Foster has de-committed from the school, flipped to Auburn and opened things back up to where they stand today. The inside linebacker prospect has been visited on multiple occasions this week by Nick Saban, looking to build on that momentum by courting Foster one last time in T-Town.

Another prospect that Saban visited before this week's official visit is Vonn Bell. The No. 2 safety in the class has the versatility to play any position in the secondary, something the Crimson Tide covets in today's football with spread offenses mixing in with traditional styles in the SEC. Bell has been a reported Ohio State lean for the short term, but word is that Alabama has made up ground this week - only looking to spring forward into getting him on campus officially after hosting the 6-foot, 190-pounder several times during the season.

The next five-star on the docket was visited by Kirby Smart and another assistant on Thursday, again looking to springboard into this weekend's trip. Still, it's much more of an uphill battle for Montravius Adams, but getting the big defensive tackle on campus is a step in the right direction.

Perhaps the most intriguing prospect on the expected visitors list is running back Alvin Kamara. The four-star speedster would mark the fourth commitment in 2013 for Alabama at the running back position. There is chatter about him playing some receiver and helping in the returning game should he chose the Crimson Tide, which would likely be his selection should he choose sooner than later provided all goes well on the official visit.

A late addition to the visitor list Jason Carr, a four-star defensive end prospect currently committed to Tennessee. He has been quiet in terms of tipping his hand to the media, but the feeling with Carr and UA is that there's considerable interest on both sides. The same can be said for late-rising athlete Eddie Jackson, who is being recruited to Alabama as a defensive back and getting his first taste of Tuscaloosa over the weekend.

One secondary member already committed to 'Bama, Anthony Averett, will also make his official over the weekend. He just earned his fourth star after a breakout performance at the Semper Fidelis All-American game.

Several more, and highly-touted, prospects could tentatively visit Alabama as well, so as always keep refreshing our official visitor thread in the premium forum. It can also be accessed by clicking HERE.

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