Putting a Bow on this class

CoolBreeze

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Well, here we are a week and a half from signing day and we have our sights set on a tremendous day February 5th. We already have a superb class but there are a couple of pieces left out there that can make this recruiting year one to talk about for decades to come. Below are the names left that I think are left on our board. Who do we get? Where does Coker fit into things? Am I leaving anyone out?

Hump
Elam
Evans
Thomas
Dupre
Ross

This is no specific order...well, maybe my wish list order. I'm not sure how many spots we have left but the top three are priority in my view. How do we close guys?
 

CrimsonEyeshade

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Ross, at this point, looks like a closed door. He had a spot for one visit and appears to have chosen Miami over us. Hard to imagine him committing at this point without visiting, though it has happened before. Like your list, though.

Well, here we are a week and a half from signing day and we have our sights set on a tremendous day February 5th. We already have a superb class but there are a couple of pieces left out there that can make this recruiting year one to talk about for decades to come. Below are the names left that I think are left on our board. Who do we get? Where does Coker fit into things? Am I leaving anyone out?

Hump
Elam
Evans
Thomas
Dupre
Ross

This is no specific order...well, maybe my wish list order. I'm not sure how many spots we have left but the top three are priority in my view. How do we close guys?
 

CoolBreeze

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Ross, at this point, looks like a closed door. He had a spot for one visit and appears to have chosen Miami over us. Hard to imagine him committing at this point without visiting, though it has happened before. Like your list, though.
Yea, Ross is a probably a long shot. But he has an offer so you never know. Given the Coker situation, though, I get the feeling that we only have a couple of spots left. If that is the case then I'd say we are rolling the dice to get two between Hump, Elam and Evans. That, of course, is total speculation on my part.
 

jps1983

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A new safety was offered today by Kirby. I think he is coming in this weekend for a visit. He is committed to ECU, but I can't remember his name.
 

CoolBreeze

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Updated List:

Hump
Elam
Evans
Thomas
Dupre
Ross
Markell Boston (visiting this weekend)
Ty Flournoy-Smith
 
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CoolBreeze

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If we can just get Humphrey, Elam, and Evans and we sign the rest already committed I would be very very happy.
Man, that would be historic class! I don't know, I still think Elam and Evans are long shots at best. We really need Humphrey, sign a position of need like Ross or Boston and bring in Coker along with the rest...that is a killer class!
 

bama579

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The best recruiting class ever!!!


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Agreed that it looks good on paper. Gonna be tough to be better than 2008, though: Julio Jones, Damien Square, Upshaw, Barrett Jones, Robert Lester, Ingram, Hightower, Dareus, Cody, Barron, B Smelley, M Williams . . . . several others who were important contributors.

That group won some games.
 
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BamaJama17

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Agreed that it looks good on paper. Gonna be tough to be better than 2008, though: Julio Jones, Damien Square, Upshaw, Barrett Jones, Robert Lester, Ingram, Hightower, Dareus, Cody, Barron, B Smelley, M Williams . . . . several others who were important contributors
Yeah that's true and to think most "experts" people were saying that Miami's class that year was the best. I knew that was BS from the start.


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CoolBreeze

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Just for kicks and giggles -my perception of how things have progressed and the order that we are likely to sign them...

Hump
Boston
Thomas
Ross
Flournoy-Smith
Dupre
Elam
Evans
 

RTR91

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@stacypriestVP Nick Saban and Billy Napier came to Shreveport on Tuesday to visit 2014 DB Donovan Wilson. Utah commit..they want him to visit this weekend.
 

CoolBreeze

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@stacypriestVP Nick Saban and Billy Napier came to Shreveport on Tuesday to visit 2014 DB Donovan Wilson. Utah commit..they want him to visit this weekend.
Nice...looks like we are after some depth. Our board has thinned quite a lot the past few days. 6 days from signing day we've come down to this:

Boston - looking more and more like a possibility
Thomas - long shot with Mom wanting to stay in Miami
Dupre - anybody's guess but we're still in play
Evans - I still think he is Aubie but we still have a shot
Ross - I have no speculation on him
Flournoy - Smith - nor do I have a read on this one
Donovan Wilson - not sure at all about this one
 

allybama2009

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Nice...looks like we are after some depth. Our board has thinned quite a lot the past few days. 6 days from signing day we've come down to this:

Boston - looking more and more like a possibility
Thomas - long shot with Mom wanting to stay in Miami
Dupre - anybody's guess but we're still in play
Evans - I still think he is Aubie but we still have a shot
Ross - I have no speculation on him
Flournoy - Smith - nor do I have a read on this one
Donovan Wilson - not sure at all about this one[/QUOTE


We are at 25. How many more can we take. I assume some if we have some decommitments. Thought 25 was limit. Grayshirts?
 

RTR91

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We are at 25. How many more can we take. I assume some if we have some decommitments. Thought 25 was limit. Grayshirts?
Pettway doesn't count, so that puts Bama at 24. I read something last week where a recruit said Saban told him Bama can sign a total of 26 IIRC.


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