Alabama Looks To Impress Recruits While Squaring Off With Florida In “The Swamp”
The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide is set to take on the No. 11 Florida Gators in "The Swamp" to open up SEC play for both schools. While its important to each program to start the season 1-0 in conference play they'll also be competing to impress several up and coming recruits.
Hank South, recruiting expert for 247Sports, joined The Martin Houston Show to discuss the latest in recruiting for the Crimson Tide. Florida will be using this weekend to host several recruits that both the Gators and Crimson Tide is after, making the outcome of the game even more important.
No. 1 overall recruit in the nation, 5-star defensive lineman Walter Nolan will be in Gainesville to take in the SEC opener for each school. Nolan is out of Powell High School, right in the University of Tennessee's backyard.
"He's kind of interesting, he left both Alabama and Florida out of his top three that he put out about a month ago, however he then came out and said his recruitment is wide open. His top three is Texas A&M, Georgia and Tennessee, but he said his recruitment's wide open," said South. "He's going to be at Alabama for the LSU game on an official visit, he's going to be at Florida this weekend. Clearly he's still considering both those schools."
Evan Stewart, the No. 3 overall prospect, a 5-star receiver out of Frisco, TX., will be in attendance this weekend. Stewart at 6-foot, 175 lb. receiver is narrowed down to Texas, Florida, Alabama and LSU.
Shemar James, the No. 4 player in the state of Alabama, is already committed to Florida. The linebacker out of Faith Academy in Mobile, AL., is a 4-star prospect that the Crimson Tide would love to flip and add to its 2022 recruiting class.
Quincy Wiggins is a 4-star prospect out of Baton Rouge, LA. The 6-foot-6, 274 lb. defensive lineman is highly coveted as he has 26 reported scholarship offers. Wiggins is projected to go to LSU but could be another in a long line of successful Alabama players from Louisiana.
Chris McClellan is a 4-star prospect out of Owasso, OK. He's considered the No. 3 prospect in the state of Oklahoma as a 6-foot-3, 295 lb. defensive lineman. McClellan has over 30 scholarship offers with Ohio State, Florida, Alabama and many others in the mix for his college playing time.
Check out the entire interview with Hank South of 247Sports on The Martin Houston Show for a full Alabama football recruiting report. South joins The Martin Houston Show each Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. CT for a weekly update on the Crimson Tide.
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