Visitors Bound for Tuscaloosa

The Third Saturday in October brings together an intense rivalry between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers. Kick-off is set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, a rare early game between the two SEC schools. Several prospects are expected to visit including a few surprise guests.



Julio Jones, the nation's top receiver from Foley, (Ala.), had originally scheduled to visit Florida State this weekend. Early Friday morning plans have changed, and he will trip to Tuscaloosa instead. Teammate and Alabama commitment Robert Lester will visit as well.


Julio Jones

Another elite prospect who will visit Tuscaloosa is T.J. Bryant, Scout.com five-star cornerback from Tallahassee-Lincoln, (Fla.). Bryant has the Tide among his top six schools and is considering an official visit after the season. Bryant's teammate, B.J. Daniels, will visit as well.


Tyler Edwards

There is a big game in Baton Rouge Saturday night, but Tyler Edwards, four-star tight end from Monroe-Ouachita Parish, (La.), will take an unofficial visit to Alabama. Edwards is expected to decide between the Tide and LSU Tigers.


Barrett Jones

Barrett Jones, four-star offensive tackle from Cordova-Evangelical Christian, (Tenn.), will finally take a season visit to Tuscaloosa. The Tide is considered the team to beat for his signature.


Antoine McClain

Antoine McClain, four-star offensive tackle from Anniston, (Ala.), has confirmed his visit to Tuscaloosa as well as Chris Martin, three-star defensive tackle from Fort Walton Beach-Choctawhatchee, (Fla.).


Terrance Parks

The Tide will host FSU commitment Terrance Parks, three-star cornerback from Fairburn-Creekside, (Ga.).


Burton Scott

Alabama commitments who have confirmed their visit this weekend include: Burton Scott (Vigor), Ivan Matchett (Mobile-St. Paul's), Mark Barron (Mobile-St. Paul's), Brandon Lewis (Pleasant Grove), Brad Smelley (Tuscaloosa-American Christian), Undra Billingsley(Birmingham-Woodlawn), Wesley Neighbors (Huntsville), John Michael Boswell (Northport-Tuscaloosa County, Tyler Love (Mountain Brook) and Michael Williams (Reform-Pickens County).


Devonta Bolton

Two out-of-state commitments plan to visit as well--Melvin Ray (Tallahassee-North Florida Christian, Fla.), and Devonta Bolton (Norcross, Ga.).


Dekendrick Moncrief (left), Justin Albert (right)

Several other in-state prospects who plan to visit include T.J. Barnes, three-star lineman (Enterprise), Marcel Dareus, three-star lineman (Huffman), Dekendrick Moncrief, three-star wide receiver (Prattville), Justin Albert, running back (Prattville) and Johnny Williams, wide receiver (Leroy).


A.J. McCarron

Top juniors expected in Tuscaloosa include A.J. McCarron, quarterback (Mobile-St. Paul's), Tana Patrick, linebacker (Stevenson-North Jackson), Mardrecas Hood, wide receiver (Reform-Pickens County), Jamal Patterson, wide receiver (McDonough-Henry County, Ga.) and Anthony Orr, defensive end (Harvest-Sparkman).

Stay with Scout.com for complete updates of prospects following their unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa.

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