But future Alabama players are always a big discussion item at all times, and several Crimson Tide prospects took in the practice and stayed overnight. Four-star Columbus (Ga.) Carver commitment Mekhi Brown was among them after getting a look at his future squad in action.
"There was a great vibe from all the coaches, practice was hyped, the guys were working hard," he said Saturday. "It was pretty good and real intense. Coach [Scott] Cochran was hyped, Denzel Devall and Dillon Lee stood out.
"They showed leadership and worked hard."
After practice, the defensive end/outside linebacker talent was able to spend more quality time with the team, which spilled over into Sunday.
At one point, all of the coaches and players would recruit the 6-foot-6, 230-pounder whenever he was in Tuscaloosa to take in a game, but despite him adding offers and taking other trips, that trend has changed.
BamaMag.com asked if they worry about his commitment status.
"No sir, they know I'm coming, " Brown said. "The players just talk about the future. The coaches talked to me about the depth chart, how it is for the athletes and things like that. It was interesting that they said I could play early, because a lot of those (players) will be gone when I get there. I might come in second-string at JACK linebacker.
"That'll make me work so much harder."
The junior, not bothered by the new approach by the Alabama coaches and players not recruiting him as much in person anymore, knows why.
"Because those people that are so confident know what they're talking about," he said. "I'm 100 percent solid. Folks think I'm going to decommit, I just want to visit other schools."
Scout.com currently pegs Brown as the No. 13 defensive end in the class of 2015 and the No. 76 prospect regardless of position.
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