Focus Narrows to Few

The last weekend before national signing day has arrived. Alabama has received thirty verbal commitments. All thirty are expected to sign their letter of intent Wednesday, February 2nd. This weekend, all eyes are focused on a few prospects remaining on Alabama's recruiting board.

Roy Upchurch, from Godby High School in Tallahassee, is a leading candidate to sign with the Tide. It is uncertain, if Upchurch will follow through with a visit to Florida State. Reports seem to change hourly. Upchurch claims Alabama as his leader. Dave Peters from reports Florida State is going all out for stud running back, Antone Smith of Pahokee, Florida. A commitment to the Crimson Tide is expected from Upchurch in the coming days. Arkansas is also making a strong push for Upchurch's signature. The Razorbacks feel good about their chances of adding Upchurch to their commitment list.

This weekend, Florida State will play host to five star receiver, Fred Rouse. Rouse continues to mention Alabama as one of his leaders, but the Seminoles are the team to beat for his services. The five star receiver will announce his final decision national signing day. Rouse has continued to say all of the right things to build the drama, but like so many before him that were long considered Florida State leans, Rouse is almost surely to head to stay in Tallahassee on signing day.

Colin Peek is expected to announce between Alabama, Georgia Tech, and Duke. Peek has his mind focused on his college choices, and is keeping a low profile until his decision is made. The Tide likes their chances of adding the talented tight end to the class of 2005.

Decision time has arrived for Prattville defensive lineman, Bobby Greenwood. An announcement is expected within the next 24-48 hours. He is deciding between Alabama, Florida State, and Auburn. Alabama and Florida State appear to be the front runners for Greenwood's signature.

In a recent interview, five star defensive end Doug Worthington, confirmed his commitment to the Ohio State Buckeyes. This weekend he will visit Boston College for an official visit. Worthington is looking at other schools in the event the NCAA decides to announce any penalties against Ohio State. It is unlikely the Ohio State program will know of penalties if any before national signing day.

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