Scout looks at some undervalued recruits in Alabama who could be late steals

More than 100 Alabama natives will sign a letter of intent to play FBS football next week but many standout prospects aren't yet committed. Scout takes a look at some with late value at various positions.

Every year there is good talent available late in the recruiting cycle, well beyond the names everyone is clamoring to learn about as national signing day approaches. The same is true in the state of Alabama, where Power-5 talent without Power-5 offers still exists.

Reggie Todd tops this list of potential late grabs by colleges that will one day make people look back and wonder how he may have slipped through the cracks. The hooper is actually committed to New Mexico State on the hardwood, but has made a nice transition to the football field and has turned a lot of heads in the process. Todd reports late interest from several, but academic concerns pushed back larger programs. As of Wednesday, he plans on waiting the process out after basketball season not only to decide on which program to attend, but which sport to play. 

Nathan Rourke is a polished, new-age quarterback who commanded Edgewood Academy to a perfect season despite moving to the Montgomery area all the way from Canada. Several P-5 programs have shown interest in Rourke, but he has yet to reel in a traditional scholarship offer. Scout has learned that Rice has spoken to him of late about a greyshirt, meaning he would begin classes next January. 

A versatile edge prospect, Jordan Bentley can be used as a defensive back or running back at the next level. He possesses good size and registered considerable production as a back at the prep level. Bentley was Guntersville's workhorse for the better part of his career and has a sole offer from Alabama A&M to show for it. 

Mario Dungy is a defensive end who held double-digit offers at one point before a short-lived academic concern chased several away. Now he's open to any program late in the game and has an even bigger chip on his shoulder coming off the edge. 

The son of former Alabama defensive lineman Thomas Rayam, T.J. Rayam didn't get the traction dad did on the trail. A lightning-quick defensive tackle who plays taller than his vitals suggest, Rayam has added offers from UMass and Jacksonville State of late. Both his tape and Crimson Tide bloodlines suggest more should probably head his way.

Another versatile sleeper in Alabama is Sparkman's Mason Edwards. He's played quarterback, some running back and wide receiver, but is productive with the football in his hands no matter the role. Long with a decent frame, Edwards has better long speed than given credit for and his not easy to bring down at the point of contact, either. 


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