Alabama announced Friday that 12 student-athletes have begun classes at the University and will be eligible to participate in spring practice with the Crimson Tide in 2017.

Alabama will begin a two-game road swing when it travels to take on in-state rival Auburn on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m. CT on ESPN2.It's the first of two games between the rivals, as Auburn makes the return trip to Tuscaloosa on Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network.

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2016 Four Star Forward, Braxton (Blackwell) Key (6'7", 200 lbs) is set to announce this Wednesday and most indications appear to be positive for the Tide to pick up another huge piece for the 2016 Class.  If he chooses the Tide as expected, then he will join Five Star SG Terrance Ferguson and Three Star JUCO SF Ar'Mond Davis in the 2016 class and will be another big piece for Coach Avery Johnson's already impressive first full recruiting class.

Jake Fromm, a 2017 4-star prospect from Houston County, committed to Alabama (over Ole Miss) during a meeting in Nick Saban’s office while on an unofficial visit this weekend, according to the  AJC.

Fromm is 6-foot-3, 220-pounder and becomes Alabama’s 8th commitment in the 2017 class. 

 

According to numerous reports, Ikey Obiagu, a 5-star 2017 Center and one of the top 20 players in the nation will visit Alabama this weekend.  He will likely be one of a group of prospects visiting the Tide as Coach Avery Johnson continues to reshape the team roster with young talent.

 

By Stan J. Griffin: May 12, 2015

Although defensive back Joshua Perry has grown up in Bayou Country, and has certainly been well-versed regarding anything purple and gold, the 6-foot-3 standout from Amite, La. has always dreamed of wearing Crimson.
This dream came true Monday when Perry committed to continue his academic pursuits and football career with the University of Alabama, where he hopes to someday star in the defensive backfield for Nick Saban's Crimson Tide football program.
According to 247Sports, he is considered a three-star prospect at defensive back.
"I've liked Alabama since I was a little kid, growing up watching them play," Perry said in a published report. "I went to one of my first camps there as a freshman and I just liked the vibe. When I finally got offered on A-Day, I was ready to commit then, but I had to think about it and come talk it over with my parents and make sure it was OK with them."

With the latest announcement of the addition of Avery Johnson Jr. (in addition to the 3 HS signees) and several departures via either graduation or transfer, the Tide will certainly look very different next season even if nothing else were to change, but that doesn't appear likely as Coach Avery Johnson has stated on several occasions that he wants to fill the roster this coming season.  That means that another move or two are likely left to come.  With that in mind, let's take a look at who might fill those spots?

At the moment Coach Johnson appears to have cast a wide net to find suitable prospects this late in the process, but there are some interesting names available and some that appear to be listening to the former NBA coach of the year.

Among them include:

2015 SG, Kobie Eubanks (6-5, 185) a 4 star prospect by most services, who is considering Alabama, Kansas and West Virginia;

2015 SF, Dikembe Dixson (6-7, 190) an athletic 3 star prospect by most services, who is considering several teams, but just had a visit with Alabama and seemed to really enjoy it;

X-fer C/PF, Willy Kouassi (6-10, 215) a former 4 star/top 100 player that started his career at Auburn before transferring to Kennesaw State;

X-fer C/PF, Alonzo Nelson-Odoba (6-9, 235) an athletic inside player that has reportedly been in contact with Coach Johnson.

New names seem to be appearing almost daily, so there appears to be little doubt that we haven't the last name or the last roster addition for the Tide.

 

 

By Stan J. Griffin: May 5, 2015

University of Alabama women's basketball coach Kristy Curry continues to add talent and depth to her Crimson Tide roster as she approaches her third year at the Capstone.
Curry announced the addition of Taylor Berry for the 2015-16 season on Tuesday.
“We are excited to have Taylor join our program as a walk on,” said Curry. “She is the epitome of what a student-athlete should be, and we know she will bring a great work ethic and presence to our program in the classroom and on the court.”

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