Weekend Visitors

Several Alabama prospects as well as several verbal commitments for the Crimson Tide's 2006 football recruiting class were on hand for Bama's season-opening 26-7 victory over Middle Tennessee State University at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday night.

The biggest name on campus was the man who is Alabama's top prospect, five star offensive lineman Andre Smith from Huffman High School in Birmingham. Smith ranks as the nation's top offensive lineman and the number two overall recruit by Scout.com.

Smith traveled to Tallahassee Monday night to see the defensive struggle between Florida State and Miami. The Seminoles were victorious over Miami 10-7. Smith was on his second unofficial visit in three days at Doak Campbell Stadium.

The top signal caller on hand for the Tide's first game was American Christian quarterback Chris Smelley. Smelley was not reached for comments, but his mother said the entire family had a great time at the game.

Hoover wide receiver Cornelius Williams made the trip down to Tuscaloosa after a scare Friday night when Thompson came close to defeating Hoover. The Bucs prevailed 21-18 as Williams tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass on a fourth down conversion late in the fourth quarter to give Hoover the lead.

Williams had a great trip in Tuscaloosa and is seeking an offer from the Tide.

Several of Alabama's 2006 verbal commitments were on the sideline prior to the game. They included Andy Davis, Tremayne Coger, Brian Motley, Taylor Pharr and Nikita Stover.

BamaMag Top Stories