A camp setting is one of the better tools elite programs use to not only host players on campus in a controlled setting, but it allows for critical evaluations in certain settings.
When positive impressions are made, the entire staff is available to shift from teacher and motivator to recruiter.
That was the case at Alabama on Saturday, as hundreds of prospects performed at the O-line/D-line camp and at a 7-on-7 tournament.
Going into the event, McCalla (Ala.) McAdory defensive lineman Cory Thomas was looking at giving all he had in hopes of earning more interest from the national champs. Already with considerable SEC offers, the 6-foot-6, 270-pounder had his way with some elite linemen all afternoon and he got the word from Nick Saban.
"I had to ball out for the offer today," he told BamaMag. "Man, I went off!"
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The longtime Alabama fan will have much to consider in his recruitment now that the Tide is on his list. It is much of the same for Dallas Warmack, the class of 2015 offensive line talent and younger brother of recent Alabama standout Chance Warmack.
FOX Sports NEXT/Scout.com projects Warmack, who camped and earned an offer at Georgia last week, as an interior talent at the next level. Inside sources say the young Atlanta (Ga.) Mays standout was arguably the top offensive lineman during the one-on-one portion of the camp. It wasn't a surprise that he also got the scholarship offer from 'Bama.
Mays High has another potential Scout100 prospect in the class of 2015, and he also earned a verbal extension from Alabama. 6-foot-3, 228-pound Natrez Patrick did enough on the edge to add the Crimson Tide to his list.
Another rising junior from a prominent program did enough at camp, and it was somewhat expected. Tampa (Fla.) Plant talent Jake Fruhmorgen is already 6-foot-5, 265 pounds and held over a dozen BCS offers before Saturday.
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Staying on the offensive front, Alabama sent out an offer to one of the best in the nation at his position in J.C. Hassenauer. The Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge center stole the show among rising senior offensive linemen, snagging the initial offer of the day for his work.
Another rising senior that impressed many, including Coach Saban, was Davon Godchaux. The versatile pass-rusher out of Plaquemine (La.) can play multiple positions at the next level and he showed enough to get the defending champs on his list.
"When I list my top five (Not sure of exact time yet), 'Bama will be in it," he told Scout's Chad Simmons. "The Alabama program speaks for itself and I love the people and the coaches there.
"I like the way they send players to the NFL every year and Alabama will be one of my top schools when I decide."
Versatility is also the name of Damon Webb's game. The Ohio State commitment participated in the 7-on-7 event and walked away with an offer from the defending champs. He is considered an elite wideout or defensive back, tabbed as the No. 6 cornerback prospect nationally at the moment.
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While most of the standouts to receive offers weren't surprises on Saturday, one prospect put on a show as expected, followed by a meeting with Saban - though an offer was not expected.
BamaMag.com learned that in-state 2015 offensive lineman Tyler Carr, who may be the top prospect at his position in the state, was arguably the top underclassmen on Saturday. Saban stressed that he wanted Carr on Alabama's commitment list for the class, yet an offer was not extended while Carr was in his office. Don't be surprised if he enentually adds 'Bama to his list.