The spring evaluation period shifted towards the summer camp circuit as the calendar turned to June and for this year it's the satellite camp portion of the events that have garnered the most attention.
The Alabama Crimson Tide hasn't been the most active program to this point but it did send several coaches to Texas for TCU's event over the weekend. This is where is helped UA notice former Cincinnati defensive back Jhavonte Dean, now at Blinn College in the Lone Star State.
The long Miami native now expects an Alabama offer.
"I worked at TCU camp, killed it, 'Bama coaches was feeling me throughout the whole camp," he said. "Also, (they) was coaching me as well. I went up against the best receivers and held it down and from there my coaches were telling me that 'Bama is going to offer me."
Dean reports defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, defensive line coach Karl Dunbar, tackles and tight ends coach Mario Cristobal, wide receiver coach Billy Napier and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin among the Crimson Tide staff on hand. Some of them interacted with the class of 2017 junior college prospect.
"Coach Pruitt was telling me a press technique, to throw that hand in that chest, mirror the receiver," he said.
According to Dean, Blinn coaches remain in contact with Alabama about him. Recording 18 total tackles and breaking up nine passes as a freshman at Blinn in 2015, Dean is expecting to visit Tuscaloosa at some point in his recruitment. He says he has verbal offers from Cincinnati, UCF, Oregon State, TCU and Utah.
"It means a lot to know a Power 5 school offers you a scholarship to attend their school," he said.
Dean is in no rush with the recruiting process having taken minimal college visits to this point.