Numerous 2014 prospects have already emerged in Alabama and Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons saw the ones that will likely be ranked very high on Scout early in the week.
After attending the football camp at Auburn most of the day Sunday, I hit the road to see some of the top 2014 prospects in the state of Alabama.
Here are some notes from the road.
Terrell Bush plays defensive tackle at Tuscaloosa Academy and the 6-foot-2, 292 pound soon-to-be junior is hearing from numerous schools. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Nebraska, and some others are sending mail Bush's way and he hopes to camp at some of those schools this summer. No offers have come his way yet, but he appears to be on many radars early.
Auburn was first to offer athlete Ronnie Clark out of Calera. Since the Auburn Tigers have offered, the Clemson Tigers have as well. Clark is a 6-foot-3, 210 pound athlete that could play safety or outside linebacker on the next level. He plays some wide receiver too on the high school level, but defense will be his home in college. He has already visited Auburn and he will be visiting Clemson this weekend. Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame, and some others are showing some interest. Clark is originally from Louisiana, so he did not grow up a fan of Alabama or Auburn.
Hoover is one top programs in the state of Alabama and they will have one of the top cornerbacks in America in 2014. Marlon Humphrey is a 6-foot-1, 175 pound prospect and he has size, speed, ball skills, and he can play physical on an island. He is the son of former Alabama star running back Bobby Humphrey and he has changed to number 26 this year like his dad wore. Humphrey told Scout that Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina, and Tennessee were offers he knew of at this time. At the end of the day, he will be able to name his school. Most feel the Crimson Tide will be extremely tough to beat.
Bo Scarborough needs no introduction. He is a 6-foot-2, 221 pound athlete out of Northridge in the heart of Tuscaloosa and he is already a national prospect. He tore his ACL during the eighth game in 2011 and he is about 95-percent healthy now. The doctor has cleared Scarborough to go full speed. A list of schools have offered and Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and Michigan are schools Scarborough named as schools of interest. He is set on playing running back too. Some schools have mentioned athlete to him, but if schools talk defense, he is not going to listen at this time.
Jaevon Walton is the son of former Alabama and NFL defensive lineman John Copeland. He started at Edna Karr in Louisiana in 2011, but moved back to Tuscaloosa with his father in 2012. He will be playing linebacker and running back for Tuscaloosa Academy this year. John Copeland is the defensive coordinator there. Walton has already camped at Alabama this summer and he will likely return in July. Miami has invited the 6-foot, 230 pound rising junior to camp and he plans to attend later this month.
Florida State offered Tre Williams when he was a freshman and they were the first school to offer the star out of St. Paul's Episcopal. Alabama and Auburn offered FSU, then Clemson, LSU, Ole Miss, and some others offered the 6-foot-3, 230 pound linebacker this spring. Williams has equal interest in the in-state schools and he plans to take his time with the process. LSU is in the top group for Williams with Alabama and Auburn. Williams will be one of the top linebackers in the country in 2014.
I was back on the road Tuesday in the state of Florida and I will post notes about the top prospects I saw there later this week.
Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.