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
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
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.
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
Defensive Backs (6)
The Alabama coaching staff has done a outstanding job at
recruiting some of the top defensive backs in the
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.
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.
Stay tuned for the latest in recruiting news from Scout.com.
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