Alabama Recruiting Round Up - Defense

Today, we take a look at the offensive players that Alabama has received commitments from already. We also take a look and see who is still on the board as players that could end up wearing Crimson in the Fall.

Yesterday, We looked at the Offense.

Defensive Lineman- (4)

Brandon Fanney- Fanney, 6-5, 260, made a commitment to Alabama with the class of 2004, but is spending a year at Hargrave Military Academy to become academically eligible. Fanney started for Hargrave and had an excellent year. Looks to be a dominating force for the Tide in 2005.

Lorenzo Washington- Washington, 6-5, 250, also made a verbal commitment to the Tide in 2004, but is attending Hargrave along with Fanney. Washington ran a 4.85 forty and an unbelievable 4.05 shuttle at the Hargrave combine. Washington turned 18 in December. Washington could be an All-SEC performer.

Byron Walton- Walton, 6-3, 300, was a welcome commitment to Alabama's recruiting class. A very humble guy with a great attitude, Walton is a force on the defensive line. He is projected at defensive tackle.

Baron Huber- Huber, 6-4, 245, from Powell High School in Knoxville, received a scholarship offer from Alabama after an outstanding camp performance. Huber had a great senior season playing several different positions, but is projected to play defensive end for the Tide.

Alabama is looking to sign two additional defensive lineman.

Bobby Greenwood- Greenwood, 6-6, 240, from Prattville High School, is one of the top defensive ends in the southeast. Greenwood finished a strong senior season with 17 sacks and Class 6A Lineman of the Year. Greenwood has his top choices of Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, and Vanderbilt. The Tide and Seminoles will battle for his signature.

Brandon Deaderick- Deaderick, 6-4, 245, of Elizabethtown High School, Kentucky, is one of the top defensive lineman in the southeast. The four star lineman took an official visit to Louisville and was expected to commit. Deaderick will visit Alabama and Auburn in January.

Cordero Moore- Moore, 6-2, 260, of Horn High School, Mesquite, Texas, made a verbal commitment to Oklahoma this week. However, Alabama still has a shot. Moore's father, Rod Moore, is persuading his son to take his visit to Alabama and with a good visit Moore could change his commitment.

Wes Brown- Brown, 6-4, 255, from Athens High School, has stayed low key all season. Brown has been avoiding the media for a while, but we could hear some news during the holidays. Brown, a Tennessee commitment, is likely set to sign with the Volunteers, but he really likes the Crimson Tide. A family discussion seems to be ongoing.

Linebackers (2)

Prince Hall- Hall, 6-0, 240, of Moreno Valley High School, California, was a big pick up for this year's class. Hall excels on both sides of the ball, but will likely see his college career on defense.

Zach Schreiber- Schreiber, 6-2, 220, of Evangel Christian, Shreveport, Louisiana, was a huge commitment for Alabama. Schreiber could be one of the most under rated players in the country. Schreiber led his team to the state championship and broke the state record for most sacks in a season (22). Recently named the state's Defensive Player of the Year.

Recruiting: None

Defensive Backs (6)

The Alabama coaching staff has done a outstanding job at recruiting some of the top defensive backs in the south.

Chris Keys- Keys, 6-2, 205, became the headliner in this recruiting class the minute he changed his commitment on Christmas Day. He has the size of a linebacking prospect with the speed and instincts of a safety.

Clarence Ward- If Keys isn't the top defensive back in this class, it might be  Clarence Ward. Ward 5-11, 175, from Pensacola High School, Florida, is a four star defensive back and will make an immediate impact for the Tide.

Michael Ricks- Ricks, 6-2, 195, of R.A. Hubbard High School, is one of the best athletes in the state. Ricks played a number of positions in high school with over 1,000 yards rushing, 750 yards receiving, and ten interceptions on defense.

Lionel Mitchell- Mitchell, 6-1, 180, made a name for himself at Hargrave Military Academy. Mitchell only needed to attend one semester at Hargrave and is already practicing with the Tide. After playing football this fall at Hargrave, he has stepped in and has looked very good.

Cory Reamer- Reamer, 6-3, 190, of Hoover High School will project at safety or linebacker. Reamer answered a lot of questions as he dominated on the field and was named MVP of the Class 6A state championship game. He blocked two punts and made one interception in that game alone.

Sam Burnthall- Burnthall, 6-2, 185, from Decatur, brings a lot of aggression and toughness. Burnthall is not afraid to come up and lay the wood, and can also cover man to man. He is likely to stay at safety, but could move to linebacker.

Recruiting: None

Kicker (O)

Andrew Friedman- Friedman, 6-1, 190, of UMS-Wright, Mobile, is one of the top place kickers in the south. Friedman has earned a scholarship offer from West Virgina and has been invited to walk-on at Alabama. Friedman loves the Tide, but might not pass on a scholarship offer.

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