Nation's No. 1 Team Hosts Visitors

The University of Alabama is gearing up for a big weekend in Tuscaloosa as the Crimson Tide welcomes Mississippi State for a televised SEC game to kick-off at 6:45 CST. Bryant-Denny Stadium will host recruits from across the country including four official visitors.


William Campbell, Scout.com five-star defensive tackle from Detroit-Cass Tech, (Mich.), is set for an official visit to T-Town. Two teammates will arrive as unofficial visitors in 2010 prospects cornerback Dior Mathis, and safety Daniel Easterly.

Branden Smith, Scout.com four-star cornerback from Atlanta-Washington, (Ga.), had a visit scheduled to Auburn, but added Alabama in place of the Tigers.

Florida State commitment Ed Stinson, Scout.com three-star defensive end from Homestead-South Dade, (Fla.), visited LSU last weekend and travels this weekend to Tuscaloosa.

Alabama landed junior college transfer Terrence Cody in 2008, and the Tide staff is looking at another big lineman in James Carpenter, offensive tackle from Coffeyville, Kansas. Carpenter hopes to receive an offer from Alabama during the official visit. He lists Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Iowa State and Ole Miss as well in the mix for his signature.

Rueben Randle, Scout.com five-star wide receiver from Bastrop, (La.), has been considered an LSU lock for his signature. Randle was in Baton Rouge last weekend for the game, and penciled in for a possible unofficial visit this weekend in Tuscaloosa.

Kendall Kelly, five-star wide receiver from Gadsden (Ala.) City, is set for an unofficial visit. The Titans have a big play-off game Friday night against Hewitt-Trussville.

The state of Mississippi will well represent in Tuscaloosa including Chad Bumphis, Scout.com four-star wide receiver from Tupelo, Pat Patterson, three-star wide receiver from Macon-Noxubee County and Aubrey Phillips, Scout.com three-star offensive tackle from Olive Branch.

Alabama expects many of their commitments in attendance including D.J. Fluker, Scout.com four-star offensive tackle from Foley, Rod Woodson, four-star safety from Olive Branch, (Miss.), Anthony Steen, Scout.com three-star offensive guard from Clarksdale-Lee Academy, (Miss.) and Kellen Williams, Scout.com three-star offensive tackle from Snellville-Brookwood, (Ga.).

Michael Dyer, running back from Little Rock (Ark.) Academy will rank as one of the top the running backs in the country for the class of 2010. Dyer recently named Arkansas and Alabama as favorites. He will visit Saturday for the first time in Tuscaloosa.

Several other elite juniors arriving for the game include D.J. Howard, running back from Lincoln, (Ala.), Demont Buice, running back from Gadsden-Gaston, Michael Carr, wide receiver from West Point, (Miss.), Harrison Jones, tight end from Cordova-Evangelical Christian, (Tenn.), Vincent Sanders, wide receiver from Macon-Noxubee County, (Miss.) and Curtis Virges, defensive tackle from West Point, (Miss.).

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