Big Recruiting Weekend for Tide

The Alabama coaching staff will host several of the top athletes from across the South for the Alabama-Tennessee game. However, several of the South's top prospects will take the ACT Saturday morning and will see the Tide in action from home. The nation's top offensive lineman talks about the game as well.

This is an unofficial list of prospects expected to walk the sidelines prior to kick-off between the No. 5 ranked Crimson Tide and the No. 19 ranked Tennessee Volunteers.

Official Visits:

Tim Tebow

Jacques McClendon

Markee Drummer was scheduled for an official visit, but will reschedule.

Unofficial Visits:

Deantwan Whitehead

Tim Hawthorne

Martez Smith

Hunter Haynes

Cordera Eason

Roshaad Byrd

Jermarcus Ricks

Toryan Smith

Justin Woodall

London Crawford

Terry Grant

Lee Smith (Tennessee verbal commit)

Michael Goggans (Tennessee verbal commit)

Chris Smelley

Jacobi Graves

Randy Dupree

Several Alabama verbal commits will attend the game and assist the Tide coaching staff in recruiting including Tremayne Coger, Andy Davis, Charlie Higgenbotham, LaBronski Hutchins, Charlie Kirschman, Bryan Motley, Taylor Pharr, David Ross and Nikita Stover.'s No.1 offensive lineman in the country, Andre Smith, is not tipping his hand as to any schools he is leaning and remains with twelve schools on his list. Smith will not travel to Tuscaloosa Saturday, but has been keeping a close eye on the Tide throughout the season.

"Alabama has a really good team this year," said Andre Smith. "They have great tradition down there, and they are working extremely hard. Their hard work is paying off."

"I am not surprised at all they are undefeated. They have a lot of great talent down there. If everyone plays like they should, then they should not lose one game," Smith added.

"I have not been anywhere since the Alabama-Florida game," he said. "I am not going to the Alabama-Tennessee game this weekend. I really don't have any games planned anytime soon. The one game I know I will go to for sure is the Iron Bowl."

Smith is having a hard time eliminating any school from his list of twelve as he said, "It's still the same twelve schools (Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Tennessee, USC and Vanderbilt). I really don't know when I will narrow things down."

Smith was named U.S. Army High School All-American and will play in the nationally televised game January 7. Huffman will host Shades Valley Friday night.

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