Plenty of Alabama commitments were in action during Week 8 of the season, 19 of 24 total pledges to be exact, but this game ball was one of the tougher decisions we've had to make in the weekly feature since many top performers carried their teams to big victories. Of the 19 active commitments, only two saw their teams come up on the losing side of the equation this past weekend.
The nominees, in alphabetical order, are:
5-star QB Blake Barnett
4-star DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
4-star DB Ronnie Harrison/p>
4-star DB Deionte Thompson
Each pledge put in great effort on Thursday, Friday or on Saturday, but only one could be awarded the game ball. For the winner and the reason why, as well as notes on each nominee's performance and plenty more from every commit playing over the weekend, check out the premium member message board or click the link below.