Official Signing Day Highlights

Twenty-four high school seniors have signed letters of intent to play for the University of Alabama football team.

The 24 players come from seven states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

As listed by position, the Crimson Tide add to their roster two offensive linemen, four defensive backs, two wide receivers, three running backs, six defensive linemen, one quarterback, four linebackers, one tight end and one player designated at overall athlete – though several of the players played multiple positions in high school and could move to other positions once they arrive on campus.

Two players – defensive back Kareem Jackson and running back Jamar Taylor – already are attending the University. Both enrolled in January, began taking classes for the spring 2007 semester and will be able to participate in Alabama's spring football practices tentatively slated to begin March 24. The other 22 players have signed national letters of intent today.

Among the 24 players are:

* Two members of the Parade magazine prep All-America team – linebacker Rolando McClain and defensive tackle Kerry Murphy.
* One player rated among the top 100 nationally by USA Today – defensive tackle Nick Gentry (98th).
* One player rated among the top 100 nationally by – defensive end Luther Davis (84th).
* One player rated among the top 100 nationally by recruiting analyst Tom Lemming – Gentry (98th).
* One player rated among the top 100 nationally by PrepStar – McClain.
* One player rated among the top 100 junior college players nationally by SuperPrep – defensive back Michael Ricks (37th).
* Two players selected for the U.S. Army All-America game – Davis and quarterback Nick Fanuzzi.
* Three SuperPrep All-Americans – Davis, McClain and Murphy.
* Three members of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100 – Davis, McClain and Murphy.

* Seven players listed among the top 36 prospects in Alabama by SuperPrep – Murphy (2nd), McClain (4th), Gibson (5th), Chapman (13th), Gentry (14th), Crump (18th) and Vlachos (23rd).
* Four players named to the Southeast 100 – Murphy (10th), McClain (48th), Gibson (80th), and Watkins (99th).

2007 Signing Class

Josh Chapman DT 6-1 300 Hoover, Ala. (Hoover HS)
Patrick Crump OL 6-3 285 Hoover, Ala. (Hoover HS)
Luther Davis DE 6-3 280 West Monroe, La. (West Monroe HS)
Jeremy Elder DE 6-3 280 College Park, Ga. (North Clayton HS)
Nick Fanuzzi QB 6-3 210 San Antonio, Texas (Churchill HS)
Tarence Farmer DB 6-0 195 Houston, Texas (St. Pius X HS)
Nick Gentry DT 6-1 270 Prattville, Ala. (Prattville HS)
Brandon Gibson WR 6-1 190 Mobile, Ala. (UMS Wright HS)
Demetrius Goode RB 5-10 200 LaGrange, Ga. (Troup HS/Hargrave Military Academy)
Jeramie Griffin FB 6-0 225 Batesville, Miss. (South Panola HS)
Darius Hanks WR 6-0 190 Norcross, Ga. (Norcross HS)
Jennings Hester LB 6-3 230 Atlanta, Ga. (The Marist School)
*Kareem Jackson DB 5-11 185 Fork Union, Va. (Fork Union Military Academy
Chris Lett DB 6-2 200 Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola HS)
Marquis Maze ATH 5-8 170 Tarrant, Ala. (Tarrant HS)
Rolando McClain LB 6-4 245 Decatur, Ala. (Decatur HS)
Alfred McCullough DT 6-3 300 Athens, Ala. (Athens HS)
Kerry Murphy DT 6-5 320 Hoover, Ala. (Hoover HS)
Michael Ricks DB 6-2 185 Courtland, Ala. (R.A. Hubbard HS/NE Mississippi CC)
*Jamar Taylor RB 5-10 200 Lakeland, Fla. (Lakeland HS)
Chris Underwood TE 6-4 225 Birmingham, Ala. (Vestavia Hills HS)
William Vlachos OL 6-1 295 Birmingham, Ala. (Mountain Brook HS)
Alex Watkins LB 6-3 225 Brownsville, Tenn. (Haywood HS)
Chavis Williams LB 6-4 220 Dora, Ala. (Dora HS)

*enrolled January, 2007

2007 Signees:
Jeremy Elder, Profile
Chris Underwood, profile
Darius Hanks, profile
Jeramie Griffin, profile
Jennings Hester, profile
Terance Farmer, profile
Luther Davis, profile
Kareem Jackson, profile
Jamar Taylor, profile
Rolando McClain, profile
William Vlachos, profile
Chavis Williams, profile
Josh Chapman, profile
Alex, Watkins, profile
Alfred McCullough, profile
Nick Gentry, profile
Kerry Murphy, profile
Patrick Crump, profile
Nick Fanuzzi, profile
Demetrice Goode, profile
Brandon Gibson, profile
Chris Lett, profile
Brandon Gibson, profile
Marquis Maze, profile
Michael Ricks, profile

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