The spring and early summer returns have been very positive for Nakobe Dean and his offer list has grown along with the positive reviews.
Monday was more of the same, as he camped at Alabama during multiple sessions before adding the defending SEC champions to the verbal offer list.
The news came from head coach Nick Saban.
"I was just excited to receive another offer to play at the next level," he said. "Coach Saban told me, that was interesting. He mentioned multiple of things...he said how I handle blocks and my hustle to the ball."
Dean competes at multiple positions but worked out at linebacker, where most programs project him, Monday. It included instruction and interaction with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, the coach he spent most time with during his time in Tuscaloosa.
"It was great, definitely learned from it and a good experience in which I got to compete against and with other great players," he said. "Coach Pruitt paid close attention to detail and was very straight forward.
"He made me better in my coverage and drops."
The Horn Lake (Miss.) High School prospect, who clocked a 4.74 40-yard dash time at The Opening New Orleans in March, had been to Alabama just once before his latest camp trip.
"It was my second time," Dean said. "I came down for A-day earlier in the year for the spring game. I liked it. It is definitely different from all the other campuses I've been to.
"I've already got a little bit of the campus remembered by heart but I have been there twice already."
With offers now in from Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and others, one of the top underclassmen in Mississippi is not particularly close to picking between the options.
"Definitely my senior year," Dean said of a decision timetable.