Big Junior Days like the event Alabama put on Saturday usually result in separating the players with medium interest from those that are true top targets for the coaching staff over the next year or so. It was more of the same on Saturday, as the Crimson Tide offered several prospects from across the region.
The first to report an offer was the most interesting story of the day. Monroe (La.) Ouachita Parish wide receiver Cameron Sims, who has long coveted an LSU offer to this point, informed FOX Sports NEXT that Alabama had offered early in the day. Perplexed by the Tigers' slow-play with his recruitment, Sims hinted at pulling the trigger to Alabama before day's end. The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder upped the commitment scenario from an "if" to a "when" with us before ultimately pulling back amid some confusion from other sources that indicated he had indeed pledged Crimson.
While the Junior Day didn't yield a new Alabama pledge this time around, several prospects were more than thrilled to receive extensions from the national champs.
He wasn't alone among Peach State prospects snagging offers.
"Coach Saban just offered me!" posted Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams.
Locust Grove (Ga.) defensive back Cortez McDowell let the social media world know this way, "Blessed with my 10th offer, Alabama. Roll Tide!"
It seemed more calculated with Nick Chubb, the Cedartown (Ga.) running back who saw the extensions coming.
"I was expecting them offer me today and I got it from Nick Saban," he told FOX Sports NEXT. "I have a lot of interest in Alabama and I look forward to going back soon."
While Georgia's best saw the most love among players yet to receive an offer Saturday, Saban and company didn't ignore the home state. Fresh off of a state title run that ended against Marlon Humphrey's Hoover (Ala.) squad in the final, Opelika (Ala.) defensive back Stephen Roberts picked up the extension he was waiting for.
"Alabama just offered me today!!!!! Yeaaaa," he informed.
While one Louisiana offeree seemed close to committing while on site, another Bayou standout actually has more of a connection to Alabama. Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield, who also picked up an offer, is the underclassmen teammate of recent UA 2013 defensive end pledge Tim Williams.
Each prospect that picked up an offer seemed ecstatic that it came down in person, but the lone commitment in the current junior class continued his big recruiting push to his top targets in the meantime. There was a new addition to his target list as well.
Thomas and Brown had already earned Alabama offers, while Glass' new extension despite his commitment elsewhere drew plenty of attention.