Freshmen signees arrive on campus

The official reporting date is still almost a month away, but the majority of Alabama's freshmen signees have already arrived on campus to get a jump on their college careers.

Chris Harris, all 6-6 of him, prepares to clean in the weight room. Like most freshmen, he'll benefit from a year in the Tide strength program, but Harris has excellent potential at defensive end.

Juwan Garth (front) and Greg McLain (over Garth's right shoulder) share a laugh during lifting. Both athletes will start off at linebacker, but Garth is viewed as a prototype Rover, while McLain may bulk up and move to the D-Line.

Nic Luke works with dumbbells on the incline bench press. Signed as a fullback (W), Luke arrives on campus already in good shape strength-wise.

Ken Darby prepares to clean, while Ramzee Robinson practices his form in the background. The two friends arrived together on campus, and both have impressed the weight-room coaches with how hard they worked before getting to Alabama.

Demeco Ryans waits his turn to lift. The Bessemer native will start off at strongside linebacker, but as he adds weight Ryans could end up on the inside.

Brandon Avalos has been on campus since first term, and the quarterback signee created some excitement earlier this week by squatting 500 pounds. Senior Tyler Watts shook his head over the achievement. "Most people don't realize--that much weight HURTS!" he said with a laugh.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Texan Grant Dickey is also on campus, but missed getting his picture.

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