If you’re a diehard Alabama football fan and looking for something to do this weekend, you’re in luck as some of the top 2023 early enrollees for the Crimson Tide will be available for photos and autographs Saturday.
Stop by The Authentic at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday!
Some of the newest members of @AlabamaFTBL will be taking photos and signing autographs at Gate 34 before the men’s basketball game against Arkansas. There will also be a photo op with the Bama Boyz chain!#RollTide pic.twitter.com/7jBpUmX08y
— Alabama Athletics (@UA_Athletics) February 23, 2023
The event will take place at The Authentic inside Bryant Denny Stadium, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM CT. There will be a $25 charge per personal item brought to be autographed. Any product purchased in-store will be eligible for complimentary autographs. Children 12 and under can have one personal item signed for free.
The Authentic is a retail team store focused on selling officially licensed team apparel and student-athlete NIL merchandise, that opened back in October.
The former five-star recruits listed below will be available for this event:
Caleb Downs: Downs is a 6-foot, 195-pound safety out of Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, GA. The former top-ranked safety in the country is expected to have an immediate impact on the Alabama defense.
Justice Hayes: Hayes is a 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back out of Buford High School in Buford, GA. He was one of the best backs in the country and will likely be a three-down player at the next level.
Kadyn Proctor: Proctor is a 6-foot-7, 330-pound offensive tackle out of Southeast Polk High School in Des Moines IA. The top-ranked offensive tackle in the country was considered to be a lock for the Iowa Hawkeyes, but Alabama swooped in to grab him late in the process.
James Smith: Smith is a 6-foot-3, 310-pound defensive lineman out of Carver High School in Montgomery AL. The Alabama native provides a quick punch off the ball and has some solid pass-rushing moves in his repertoire.