Tide targets O-Line prospects

The recent commitment of B.J. Stabler was a boost, but offensive linemen remain a priority for the Tide coaches. <br><br>Two (relatively) new names have recently emerged.

B.J. Stabler (6-5, 291, 5.20) remains Bama's sole offensive-line-only commitment so far this season. But Justin Britt (6-4, 255, 4.8), a defensive tackle/offensive guard as a high school senior, has indicated he prefers to play offense in college. And tight end Trent Davidson (6-6, 250, 4.8) could easily bulk up and play guard.

Several other key Tide targets are already known.

Danny Muy (6-4, 270, 5.10) of Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Florida has listed Alabama as one of his leaders for months now. Muy's teammate, Calvin Darity (6-3, 260, 5.05) is more of a longshot, but he did take an official visit to Alabama recently with Muy.

Cody Davis

Montgomery's Antoine Caldwell (6-3, 255, 4.92) is both fast and athletic. With his ability to run, Bama's coaches would love to sign Caldwell and develop him into a dominating pulling guard.

And Cody Davis (6-7, 265, 5.07) of Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa is seen as a potential prototype offensive tackle. Before he's finished growing, scouts believe Davis could easily carry 330 pounds of muscle.

It may not be possible, but Alabama would love to sign all three prospects: Muy, Caldwell and Davis. That would give the Tide four "O-Line only" commitments, and the Tide is only expected to sign four (or so) offensive linemen in this class.

But BamaMag.com has learned that Bama's interests don't end with that trio.

Luverne High School's Chester Adams (6-6, 315) has been offered a scholarship by the Tide. And Drew Davis (6-6, 270, 5.5) of Evergreen may be on the verge of being offered as well.

Adams is an interesting subject. An excellent athlete, he really only started taking football seriously this past spring. Former Tide Coach Mike DuBose now directs the Luverne squad, and under his guidance Adams dropped significant pounds during the off-season. Normally top prospects make the rounds of various football camps during the summer to both see and be seen by college coaches, but Adams was kept home, working on his conditioning.

Not surprisingly for an athlete his size, Adams has played both offensive line and defensive tackle in high school. But he projects as a blocker on the college level. While Luverne stays alive in the state playoffs, Adams (and his coaches) will make certain he remains focused on this season. Afterwards, he'll worry about recruiting. But he was quoted in an earlier story by The Montgomery Advertiser as saying "Alabama's my team. That's the way it's been all my life."

Once his season concludes, a commitment could well be forthcoming.

B.J. Stabler

Like Adams, Drew Davis has mostly flown under the recruiting radar this season--but for different reasons. Playing for little-known Sparta Academy in Evergreen, Davis simply hasn't received the amount of exposure that big-school athletes enjoy.

One veteran coach with extensive experience scouting high school talent noted, "If Drew were playing for one of the big schools in state he'd be getting as much attention as Davis (speaking of Cody Davis of Hillcrest High School)."

Drew Davis has the frame to play either tackle or guard in college. He puts his height to good use on the basketball court, and despite his size he's a good baseball player as well. Athleticism is not a problem.

So far only Louisville, Mississippi State and MTSU have offered, but Davis has consistently listed Alabama among his favorites as well.

Read all of the recent recruiting stories on Alabama recruits from TheInsiders.com.

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