Now that we are officially less than two weeks away from college football’s return speculation and prediction season is coming to an end, and ESPN is capping it off by releasing their 2019 preseason All-America team.
To no one’s surprise both Alabama and Clemson players were riddled throughout the team. The tigers won the day with a total of four players named to the team as the crimson tide followed with three and the Georgia Bulldogs coming in at third.
The SEC had a grand total of 10 players selected by the mothership.
Of course, the main position everybody will be talking about is which quarterback was selected to the first team. This time it Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence got the nod as the number one quarterback. Lawrence and Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa have both been garnered with preseason award watch selections and topping the lists of other college football honors as the two seem to be on another collision course come January.
Alabama middle linebacker Dylan Moses and safety Xavier McKinney were both no doubters for the defensive selections.
Moses will have quite a bit on his plate as the middle man for the crimson tide at the start of the season. Due to the injury to senior Joshua McMillon, head coach Nick Saban and defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Pete Golding are yet to name a starter. Until the next backer is groomed and comfortable in the system Moses will be all over the field making his presence felt.
McKinney on the other hand is a standout in one of Alabama’s most stat studded positions on the roster. The secondary is now fully healthy and has a solid blend of experience and emerging talent and McKinney is the headliner of the group. The safety out of Roswell, GA had a break out season in 2018 and will now look to become even more of star this season.
As the 2019-20 season rolls around there may be a chance that even more members of UA can claw their way onto the list.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77