Commits turned recruiters

Alabama's coaching staff has the reputation as one of the best groups in all of college football, but its current commitments are doing there part to aid the effort in the mean time and especially at A-Day on Saturday.

With so many elite prospects in town for A-Day, it was no surprise that many of the commits that were on campus served as recruiters towards undeclared prospects in Tuscaloosa.

Alabama pledge Bo Scarborough has been doing it for some time, and Saturday was no different.

"Tony Brown and that big lineman, Cameron Robinson. I've got to break them," he said with a laugh. "They really didn't say much..."

As for the day itself, Scarborough enjoyed his time on campus.

"It was great today," he said. "I see how many fans I would have watching because of A-Day."

One moment stood out a bit more than the rest for the four-star running back.

"When I walked with the team. It was before getting off the bus," he recalled. "It was so good man, I can't even explain it."

During the game, the junior had his eyes on another offensive talent.

"The game was pretty good," said Scarborough. "O.J. Howard stood out. He looks really good and can really help out 'Bama this year I think."

Much more recently committed, class of 2015 defensive end Mekhi Brown also took part as a spectator for the annual spring game.

"Today was awesome, I did a little recruiting," he added while laughing. "Rico McGraw and Elisha Shaw.

"I think I did okay. I was being reasonable with them, like telling them 'it get's no better.'"

The 6-foot-6, 220 pounder had his eyes on players he may be emulating once he becomes a member of the program.

"Denzel Duvall and Adrian Hubbard," he said. "They were on their assignments and looked good keeping contain."

Fellow sophomore commitment Deionte Thompson admitted that he wasn't recruiting this time around, but he still enjoyed his time in town.

"Today was great," he said. "The atmosphere before the game, talking with Coach [Nick] Saban and all the other coaches, I had a great time!

"He (Saban) was glad I was there and wants me to stay focused."

The defensive back prospect was impressed with most of his future teammates on Saturday.

Said Thompson, "They were flying around and everyone played with great energy."

Fellow Alabama commitment Shaun Hamilton was on campus as well Saturday, and he's been focused on several elite prospects himself.


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