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Alabama 2019 recruiting storylines heading down the final stretch

Justin Smith-Touchdown Alabama Magazine

The Crimson Tide have mostly wrapped up their 2019 recruiting class, but there is still some loose ends that the Tide want to tie up before everything is said and done.

Alabama football signed 24 commits in the December signing period and currently has four recruits verbally committed. A couple of Alabama 2019 verbal commits will be worth keeping an eye on. The Tide also want to finish their 2019 class by adding some more great talent.

Keilan Robinson, Khris Bogle, Byron Young and Christian Williams are the Tide’s verbal commits.

Robinson, a 4-Star running back, was verbally committed to the Tide during the early signing period, but decided to hold off his signing. His commitment doesn’t look like it has wavered and he looks to be the Tide’s second 2019 running back signee as Saban and company has not gotten a commitment for any other back in the class.

Young, a 4-Star defensive tackle, was committed to the Tide before the early signing period as well and decided to hold off his signing also. It is going to be hard for any other school to take Young from Alabama, but he has taken other visits. He also plans to visit Mississippi State and LSU before the February signing period.

Bogle, a 4-Star defensive end, who committed to the Tide on Jan. 5, recruitment is a bit interesting. It was a tough battle for Alabama to grab the Florida prospect from Miami. With such a late commitment, it is easy to understand why there maybe some doubt about his commitment. He is not on flip watch, but don’t expect Miami to stop pursuing him.

Williams, a 4-Star defensive back, is the third Tide verbal commit, who did not sign during the early signing period. This was due to him wanting to take other visits. One was to LSU and Alabama was going to get his last visit in January. Texas A&M and Oregon will get visits from Williams also.

Ishmael Sopsher, Nathan Pickering, Henry To’oto’o, Darnell Wright and Brett Seither look to be the Tide’s priority targets headed down the stretch.

Sopsher’s recruitment has went back and forth between Alabama and LSU, with both looking like they were leading at times. Something of interest about Sopsher is that he has brought up that he will only go to a school that will take his brother, Rodney Sopsher. Alabama has not offered Rodney in any form or fashion.

Pickering is easily one of the best defensive tackles in the nation, but Mississippi State currently has his verbal commitment. Alabama has continue to pursue him and he has gone on record and said if any team could flip him, it would be Alabama. The Tide is expected to get his last official in February.

To’oto’o is Alabama’s top linebacker target. He will visit Alabama this weekend and this could be another one of those visits that will make progress break the Tide.

Seither is the Tide’s lone 2019 tight end target and they are recruiting him very hard. Nick Saban and Alabama special teams coach, Jeff Banks, visited McGregor at home on Tuesday. The Tide have to battle it out hard after only offering him less than one month from the February signing period. He is expected to visit Alabama this weekend.

Darnell Wright is a 5-Star offensive lineman, who Alabana would love to get, but with the depth they have on the offensive line in the 2019 class, it would not be a huge lost for the Tide

Alabama could sealed their top class with some crucial moves in the last couple of weeks. Touchdown Alabama Magazine will keep you updated, but it is also important to note that the Tide have made moves in the last couple years after the signing period

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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith

 

 

 

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