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Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett drops hype video on his teammate, Calvin Ridley

Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley (No. 3) in the open field vs. Michigan State in 2015: Cedric Mason- TDAL Magazine

He commanded everyone’s attention as a freshman last season, but Calvin Ridley has more in store for Alabama fans next season. One person that’s excited to see the sophomore is Crimson Tide quarterback and Ridley’s teammate in the 2015 All-America Game, Blake Barnett.

Barnett, who has been training all summer with ESPN quarterback coach George Whitfield, took time to release a highlight video on his friend for 2016. The video captures a few of Ridley’s marquee moments from Alabama’s run to its 16th national championship a year ago.

The 6-foot, 188-pound wide out set the Tide’s single-season receiving mark with 89 catches for 1,045 yards and seven touchdowns in 2015. Barnett is one of four quarterbacks vying for the starting job in the fall. A chance for the two friends to start together next season is possible.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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