The Alabama Crimson Tide has several positional priorities in the class of 2018, defensive line chief among them. But as of mid-June, Nick Saban and company don't have one rising senior committed at the position.
It hosted offensive line-defensive line camp on Saturday and three-star prospect Malik Langham looked to make his case to be the next target within state lines.
"Every Coach told me I had a really good day," he said following the performance. "It was some good work and I feel like I improved today. I got to talk with Saban one on one in his office. He said they are watching me really close.
"I've only been playing football for two years but if I keep on improving... there is a good chance I can earn a scholarship from Alabama."
During the day, the 6-foot-5, 260-pounder spent considerable time with Karl Dunbar, UA's defensive line coach, and worked through multiple positions along the defensive front.
"I like being able to stay on the field no matter the formation and move around." Langham said. "Dunbar is a great coach. He knows what how to make players better. I worked on get offs and flipping my hips.
"I moved around and played every spot on the DL."
Several programs in the SEC, ACC and Big Ten comprise a current top 11 for the Huntsville (Ala.) Lee standout, but a Crimson Tide offer could shake things up atop his list.
"I really like my top 11 colleges but an offer from Alabama make me consider them," he said. "Them being one of the top programs in the country."
Either way, Langham is not rushing into picking between his many scholarship options.
"We're looking into my top 11," he said. "I'll narrow it down to 5 to focus on in the fall and commit in between football and basketball season. We're looking for what's the best fit for me and my family."
Check out clips of Langham in action from Alabama's OL/DL camp: