Chad Simmons

Michigan will host No. 3 OT Alex Leatherwood first, then Alabama. The remaining official visits will come after the season.

The No. 18 prospect in the country has scheduled his first two official visits. Who will host Alabama commit Alex Leatherwood first? Get the latest here...

Alabama does not lose too many top recruits from their commitment list.  At least not since Nick Saban has been the head coach and winning all those championships.

The Crimson Tide may have to work to keep Scout's No. 18 prospects in the country, Alex Leatherwood, though.

The 6-foot-5, 305 pound offensive tackle out of Pensacola (Fla.) Booker T. Washington is going to take all five of his official visits and he has scheduled his first two.

Up first will be Michigan.

"I will be visiting Michigan for the Wisconsin game (October 1) and this will be my first time visiting Michigan," said Leatherwood.  "Michigan has a need for offensive linemen and I really like the direction the program is going in.  I like coach [Tim] Drevno's (Offensive coordinator/Offensive line) track record with players too."

The only other school to get the No. 3 offensive tackle in the country on their campus during the season for an official visit is Alabama.  Leatherwood plans to trip there the weekend of the Iron Bowl.

"My official visit to Alabama will be when they play Auburn (November 26).  It will be my first time to Michigan, but I have visited Alabama around 20 times, so I know a lot about the school I am committed to."

Leatherwood and Alabama communicate in some fashion about once a day.  They stay in constant contact, but other schools do too.  The five star called his commitment to Alabama "pretty solid" at this time, but he is going to take visits, continue to talk with other programs and make sure of his decision.

Who else is in line to receive official visits from Leatherwood after Michigan and Alabama?

"I am going to visit USCFlorida and LSU after the season.  Those will be my other three official visits.  I am going to be finalizing all those visits soon."


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