Big official visit weekend ongoing

Taking a look at Alabama's numerous recruits in town for an official visit weekend. These first seven are all publicly committed to the Tide, including Justin Britt, Simeon Castille, Antoine Caldwell, Curtis Dawson, Marcus Carter, Jeramie Holifield and Aaron Johns.

(Above left) Hoover middle linebacker/defensive tackle Curtis Dawson took his official visit to Alabama this weekend. The coaches have told Curtis that they'll let nature take its course and decide whether he'll stay at linebacker or move to the line. Dawson has work to do, but he is expected to qualify.

Justin Britt, rated by Freddie Kirby of as the No. 1 prospect in the state, could play on either side of the football. Britt has said he'd like to start off at offensive guard, raising the possibility that he could see action next year beside his brother, Wesley. Britt is expected to qualify easily.

Talented enought to play anywhere on the offensive line, most pundits predict Antoine Caldwell will end up at either guard or center, where his smarts would be put to good use making blocking calls. Caldwell was one of the top O-Line prospects in the state this year and is expected to qualify easily.

Capable of playing either safety or cornerback, Marcus Carter will get his first look at safety for the Tide. He was probably the best pure safety prospect in the state this year. Carter should qualify easily.

A good inch taller than his famous father, Simeon Castille is also slated to handle the key cornerback position, just like dear ole dad, Jeremiah. Simeon is an excellent student and should qualify easily.

As the picture clearly shows, Jeramie Holifield has the height, wide shoulders and long arms to project as a prototype defensive end. He'll need to bulk up a bit, but scouts love Holifield's combination of size and speed. Holifield has work to do in the classroom in order to become qualified.

Originally recruited by Alabama (under Mike Price) as a slot receiver, Aaron Johns probably projects at tailback for Alabama now. But he could also be a standout at defensive back if needed. Johns committed to the Tide last spring and hasn't wavered since. Unfortunately, Johns has work to do in the classroom in order to qualify.

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