Quarterback Devin Goodwin of Demopolis had the single-best season of any quarterback in Alabama prep history. He finished the year with 51 touchdown passes, four in a 35-21 victory over Deshler in the championship game, and more than 3,000 passing yards. The younger brother of Auburn backup quarterback Dusty Goodwin is a fantastic high school football player and is receiving looks from colleges such as North Alabama, but his skills as a baseball player could land him at a much bigger school down the road.
A quarterback who has a chance to be one of Alabama's top prospects next season is Homewood's Austin Hubbard. Throwing to outstanding junior receiver Tim Hawthorne this season has given Hubbard some great numbers. The 6-2 junior finished with over 2,500 yards passing and 26 touchdowns this season.
Some offensive help for the Patriots came from running back Steve Freeman. The hard to handle tailback rushed for more than 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns this season despite not earning the full-time role until the middle of the season. The 5-10, 195 Freeman will be a player to watch next season in Alabama.
Dynamic 6-2, 195 Michael Oliver was a key component for the state champion Homewood Patriot defense this season. The safety shows a knack for finding the ball and is a physical player. He could be one of Alabama's best prospects next season if he performs well in the summer camp circuit.
Another junior who could skyrocket up the charts next season is Russellville's Rodney Suggs. The 6-1, 175 cover corner is the kind of player teams are looking for in today's college football game. He should be one of the players to watch in the state next season.