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.
By Stan J. Griffin: September 23, 2015
University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and his staff continue to bring in coveted prospects, not only for the current Crimson Tide team with young standouts such as receiver Calvin Riddley and defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, but also for well into the future.
The Crimson Tide picked up another standout for its Class of 2017, currently ranked No. 3 in the nation and No. 1 in the Southeastern Conference, as 6-foot-1, 170-pound defensive back Xavier McKinney of Roswell, Ga. committed to continue his academic pursuits and to play football on the collegiate level at the Capstone.
McKinney's commitment gives Alabama seven thus far for that particular class.
By Stan J. Griffin: August 4, 2015
University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and his staff continue to pluck talented and coveted prep prospects right from the backyards of opposing Southeastern Conference rivals.
On Tuesday, the Tide's Class of 2017 gained the addition of another dangerous and versatile offensive weapon as four-star running back Cam Akers, the top prospect in Mississippi for that particular class, committed to continue his academic pursuits and football career in Tuscaloosa.
By Stan J. Griffin: July 29, 2015
The fifth commitment of the University of Alabama football program's Class of 2017 may prove to be one of its most significant in terms of athleticism and versatility.
On Wednesday, the Tide's class gained a big catch in four-star multi-purpose athlete Chadarius Townsend of Tanner High School, who committed to continue his academic pursuits at the Capstone and also his football career with Nick Saban's Alabama program.
By Stan J. Griffin: June 30, 2015
Another day, another coveted prep prospect landed by University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban.
And this time, it was very much at the expense of Alabama's in-state arch-rival.
Monday was another prosperous chapter on the recruiting trail for Saban and his staff gained the commitment of 6-foot-4, 265-pound defensive lineman Quinnen Williams of Wenonah High School.
Williams chose the Tide over Auburn and Mississippi State, but it was Gus Malzahn's Tiger program that he initially committed to as Williams grew up rooting for the navy blue and orange and yelling "War Eagle."
By Stan J. Griffin: June 9, 2015
Although it is somewhat of a slow period for Nick Saban's University of Alabama football program until fall practice begins, with still almost three months until the Crimson Tide kicks off the 2015 season against Wisconsin in Arlington, Texas, the Saban recruiting machine seemingly never slows down a bit.
While most Tide fans continue to anticipate the upcoming Alabama season, the UA coaching staff continues to also look toward the near future and beyond, and Saban was able to land a few highly-touted prospects recently.
Prominent among those commitments was four-star, dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts of Texas, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound weapon who will enroll at the Capstone in January of 2016. He committed to the Crimson Tide last Friday after also considering schools such as Florida, Mississippi State and Texas A&M.
Last season, Hurts, playing for Channelview High School, passed for 2,100 yards and 21 touchdowns while also rushing for 941 yards, which including 19 scoring runs.
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."
By Stan J. Griffin: January 23, 2015
Add yet another standout to Nick Saban's star-studded University of Alabama 2015 recruiting class.
Thursday evening saw the Crimson Tide pick up a commitment that is huge in a number of ways as four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Prince from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD opted for the Crimson Tide over schools such as Ohio State and the home state Maryland Terrapins.
The 6-foot-6, 272-pound Prince who suited up for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, is considered the fourth-best offensive tackle in the country according to Rivals.com.
By Stan J. Griffin
Although the 2014 University of Alabama football season ended in disappointment with a Sugar Bowl playoff loss to Ohio State, the Crimson Tide program continues to reel in coveted prep prospects in hopes of gaining yet another recruiting title under Nick Saban.
On Friday, four-star defensive end Daron Payne from Shades Valley High School and five-star cornerback Kendall Sheffield of Missouri City, Texas both committed to continue their academic pursuits and football careers at the Capstone.
The 6-foot-2, 335-pound Payne had considered both the Crimson Tide and Auburn, but apparently his relationship with Crimson Tide offensive line coach Mario Cristobal sealed the deal in Alabama's favor. Payne said he had grown up an Auburn fan, however. He ranks in the Top 50 nationally in terms of prep prospects.
He is the No. 3 defensive tackle and No. 21 prospect in the Class of 2015 according to Rivals.com. He had also received offers from Auburn, Florida State and Ole Miss among others.
By Stan J. Griffin
The University of Alabama football program secured its 24th Southeastern Conference title Saturday when it routed Missouri Saturday in Atlanta.
Monday, Nick Saban's Crimson Tide reeled in what it hopes will be a significant part of its success in the future on the defensive side of the ball.