I wouldn't thought Marlon would be a lock for Alabama. Am I right or am I right?
Top Remaining Targets:
CB Marlon Humphrey, Hoover, AL - The state of Alabama's top prospect is also the University of Alabama's top remaining recruiting target. The nation's top cornerback is giving serious thought to Florida State but Alabama's recent addition of five-star cornerback and track star Tony Brown could make Tuscaloosa even more attractive to the Hoover star.
DT Matt Elam, Elizabethtown, KY - Despite Alabama landing commitments from several elite defensive tackles already in the 2014 class, Elam appears to be the real prize for the Tide. The 6-foot-4, 370-pound monster has the frame to be a true two-gap nose tackle in the Tide's defensive front. He recently delayed his announcement until National Signing Day, giving Alabama one more chance to make a big impression when he takes his official visit to Tuscaloosa on January 17.
OLB/DB Rashaan Evans, Auburn, AL - One of the fastest-rising prospects in the nation after a spectacular senior season, the five-star defender from Auburn may be favoring the Tigers heading into the home stretch but plans to take an official visit to Alabama on January 17 before making his decision. Alabama's recent loss of linebacker commit Zach Whitley makes Evans a higher priority for the Tide heading into the home stretch.
WR Malachi Dupre, New Orleans, LA - After missing out on receiver target Travis Rudolph at the Under Armour All-America Game, Alabama may step up its recruitment of this five-star athlete from New Orleans. Dupre, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound star, is considered a heavy LSU lean but will likely take an official visit to Tuscaloosa sometime in January.
RB Leonard Fournette, New Orleans, LA - Alabama missed out on the nation's top running back when he announced his commitment to LSU at the Under Armour All-America Game...or did they? Alabama will likely continue to pursue Fournette until National Signing Day with few other elite running backs still on the market in the 2014 class and Alabama's recruiting momentum in the state of Louisiana still at an all-time high.
The Big Picture: Alabama's disappointing finish to the 2013 season won't likely put a damper on what promises to be arguably the most star-studded recruiting class of the Nick Saban era in Tuscaloosa. With commitments from elite players at almost every position, Alabama is nearly guaranteed the mythical "recruiting national championship" from the major recruiting services this year already. The question now is whether the Tide can add one or two more surprises to the elite group while continuing to hold onto the rest of their currently committed stars.
Edited by Noah, 08 January 2014 - 10:48 AM.