Alabama Coaches Set for Big Weekend

The University of Alabama football coaching staff has a big weekend ahead before National Signing Day. The last batch of official visitors will take their final visit before making a decision, and a new season begins with over 150 top 2009 prospects visiting for Junior Day. takes a look at who is expected on Alabama's campus this weekend.

Kerry Murphy, four-star defensive tackle from Hargrave Military Academy in (Va.), will return to Alabama for an official visit. The former Hoover Buccaneer failed to qualify academically with the class of 2007 and is expected to join the Tide in the summer.

Neiko Lipscomb

Neiko Lipscomb, three-star cornerback from Tucker, (Ga.), will arrive in Tuscaloosa Friday for an official visit. Lipscomb was close to announcing his college decision before deciding to take a closer look in Tuscaloosa.

Ronnie Johnson, running back from Marbury, (Ala.), is a name that has re-surfaced on the recruiting scene. The former Jeff Davis standout transferred to Marbury for his senior season and was lost in the shuffle. Johnson missed three games in 2007 and still managed over 1,800 yards with 22 touchdowns.

The final scheduled official visitor is Tre Lewis, running back from Millbrook-Stanhope Elmore, (Ala.). Lewis was Co-Montgomery Advertiser Class 5A-6A Player of the Year with Prattville running back Justin Albert. He rushed for 1,487 yards and 22 touchdowns with an average of 10.3 yards per carry.

The senior high school prospects will have a fun filled weekend, and over 250 junior prospects will take over the Alabama campus as well.

Dre Kirkpatrick

A few elite players in the class of 2009 expected include Dre Kirkpatrick (Gadsden City), five-star cornerback; D.J. Fluker (Foley), four-star defensive tackle; Nico Johnson (Andalusia), four-star linebacker; Tana Patrick (North Jackson), four-star linebacker and Kendall Kelly (Gadsden City), wide receiver.

Anthony Orr

Several other high profile in-state recruits expected include Anthony Orr (Sparkman), defensive end; Jonathan Edwards (Central-Tuscaloosa), cornerback; William Ming (Athens), tight end; Kenyatta Abernathy (Deshler), safety; Quinton Dial (Clay-Chalkville), defensive tackle; Keiron Wilson (Davidson), linebacker; Gerald West (Davidson), cornerback.

JaJuan Harley

The big out-of-state prospect visiting is JaJuan Harley, four-star safety from Tallahassee-Rickard, (Fla.). Harley has received scholarship offers from Florida State, South Carolina and Clemson.

Jamal Patterson

A few other out-of-state prospects who have confirmed weekend plans to Alabama inckude Drew Little, quarterback from McDonough-Henry County, (Ga.); Jamal Patterson, wide receiver from McDonough-Henry County, (Ga.); Mikey Tamburo, quarterback from Suwanee-North Gwinnett, (Ga.); Daniel Drummond, linebacker from Oakwood-West Hill, (Ga.).

The Alabama coaching staff is gearing up for National Signing Day February 6, but is in hot pursuit of the nation's top juniors. Expect offers to reach several prospects in the next few weeks.

Stay with as we provide updates of all official visitors and juniors.

This is not an official list of recruits expected on the Alabama campus and is subject to change with possible additions.

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