NOTE: The following Alabama camp feature is per BamaMag sources and is only a portion of Monday’s report. Premium BamaMag members learn of the full scoop as it happens in our week-long camp visitor list and update thread.
Alabama added a pair of class of 2017 commitments in near back-to-back fashion Monday evening. About an hour apart, wide receiver projection D.D. Bowie, of Mississippi, and offensive guard projection Netori Johnson, of Georgia, each popped for the Crimson Tide.
Bowie, who learned of an offer earlier this spring, solidified it with crisp routes and a 4.4-second 40-yard dash on Monday. Lead recruiter Bo Davis informed him of the news and him feeling “comfortable” on campus led to the decision.
Read the entire Bowie commitment story HERE.
As the market came down off of gathering the new information on Bowie, it learned of fellow rising-junior Johnson accepting his Alabama offer. He picked up the extension after working at guard during Monday’s session. Nick Saban delivered the news and the decision was made moments after that point.
Read the entire Johnson commitment story HERE.
The out-of-state duo joins California five-star running back Najee Harris on Alabama’s class of 2017 commitment list.
Johnson wasn’t the only prospect to add a Crimson Tide offer through a standout performance on Monday. In the class of 2016, in-state linebacker Terrence Harris (pictured, top of story) impressed enough to add the Crimson Tide to his list, which already featured Georgia, Florida and several others.
Despite growing up more closely linked to the other side of the Iron Bowl rivalry, Harris has long coveted an Alabama offer. When BamaMag.com sat down with him this spring, he recalled his first meeting with Saban and what the extension would mean to him.
“I talked to Nick Saban personally, it was amazing, it didn’t even feel real,” Harris said. “It would be a great offer, they’re a big SEC school and they have a great, great program.”
On his game, versatile as an inside or outside linebacker, Harris is confident in his ability no matter his role.
“I feel like, not trying to be cocky or anything, but can’t nobody do anything to me,” he said. “I feel like they can’t beat me.”
Back in the class of 2017, where most of the movement occurred, UA extended an offer to Andrew Thomas. The early four-star, out of Atlanta (Ga.) Pace Academy, projects as an offensive tackle.
Per Scout’s Chad Simmons, Thomas earned the extension after the work he put in during Monday’s session. Despite extensions from in-state Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan and others in addition to the Crimson Tide arrival, Simmons says it’s early to peg where any program stands on the rising-junior’s list.
To this point, every new offer Alabama has extended during the first two days of camp have been to lineman, save for the aforementioned Harris, who is also the sole in-state offeree.
Tuesday’s camp is expected to be fairly active with a pair of sessions scheduled. BamaMag will have complete coverage throughout the day.
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