Saturday Visitor Slate

Alabama will take the next step towards getting better in spring practice with a big scrimmage on Saturday, and the coaching staff is hosting its fair share of top-notch recruits in the process.

While A.J. McCarron and company tune up after a slow start since returning from spring break with a scrimmage on Saturday, plenty of potential future Crimson Tide will be in attendance to check things out.

Among the many expected guests are Cameron Robinson and Cameron Sims. The Louisiana duo has been close for a long time, and each has admitted to talking about playing together at the next level. Sims has already admitted that Alabama leads for his services, while Robinson admits that the Tide is neck-and-neck with LSU at the top of his recruitment.

Robinson, the consensus No. 1 offensive tackle in the class of 2014, is 6-foot-6, 315 pounds. The West Monroe (La.) standout is also considered the No. 3 overall players in the country for the 2014 cycle. Sims is a four-star wideout and the No. 13 player at his position nationally at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds. The Monroe (La.) Ouachita Parish standout used to play with Robinson there before the top talent made the switch to West Monroe.

Switching over to the defensive side of the ball, Alabama is hosting elite talent there in another five-star, Andrew Brown. The defensive end out of Chesapeake (Va.) Indian River is a versatile 6-foot-4, 295 pounds. He is making his way to many schools during the week, so Alabama's chance to impress rests largely on Saturday's scrimmage. The No. 3 defensive end in America recently released a top 10, which included the back-to-back defending national champs within it.

NFL and SEC legacy Dillon Bates is also expected in town. The Ponte Vedra (Fla.) four-star is the son of former Dallas Cowboy and Tennessee great Bill Bates, and many consider UT the leader for his services. With an offer list as expansive as it gets, which includes UA, taking in the Alabama experience on Saturday will be big in his recruitment.

The elite talent expected on Saturday isn't limited to rising seniors. Elite class of 2015 defensive end Mekhi Brown is also slated to check out the Tide, and he'll stay to get all of the latest overnight as well. The Columbus (Ga.) Carver talent picked up his Alabama offer last fall, which was also the last time he was on campus. Already at 6-foot-6, 230 pounds, the sophomore has already become a national recruit.

Brown, who is being recruited by Kirby Smart, wants to get more familiar with Alabama over the weekend.

"I'm looking forward to watching Adrian Hubbard," he said. "He plays my position and I could see what he does as far as assignments and how he does them."

Brow is looking to trim his expansive offer list s early as this summer, so the Tide has a good shot to make a fresh impression on him.

The visitors begin with the aforementioned elites, but there is always a surprise or two along the way. Four-star Charles Mosley may be able to come, and others are in the same boat.

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