The January enrollees include offensive lineman Elliot Baker (San Francisco, Calif./City College of San Francisco), defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs (Ruston, La./E. Miss. CC), long snapper Thomas Fletcher (Georgetown, Texas/IMG Academy), running back Najee Harris (Antioch, Calif./Antioch), wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach), offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood (Pensacola, Fla./Washington), Kyriq McDonald (Madison, Ala./James Clemens), linebacker Dylan Moses (Baton Rouge, La./IMG Academy), wide receiver Tyrell Shavers (Lewisville, Texas/Lewisville), quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (Ewa Beach, Hawai’i/St. Louis), tight end Major Tennison (Flint, Texas/Bullard) and athlete Chadarius Townsend (Tanner, Ala./Tanner).
Among the 12 Crimson Tide January enrollees are five players who have earned a composite five-star ranking taking into consideration all of the major recruiting services. The group includes five more players who are four-star prospects by at least one recruiting outlet and one of the nation’s best long snappers.
Harris in the No. 1 player in the Rivals 100, the Scout 300 and No. 3 in the 247Sports Composite. Tagovailoa is the nation’s consensus No. 1 dual threat quarterback and Jeudy is the No. 3 wide receiver in the composite rankings. Leatherwood is No. 4 overall in the 247Sports Composite and the No. 1 offensive tackle by Rivals.com. Junior college transfers Buggs (DL) and Baker (OL) are ranked No. 2 and No. 3 respectively in the 247Sports Composite junior college rankings. Moses is the No. 1 outside linebacker by ESPN.com and Scout.com.
Shavers, another four-star prospect, gives the Tide another big target in the passing game along with Tennison. Townsend (ATH) and McDonald (DB) add two more four-star players to bolster the Tide’s class along with Fletcher, who is the nation’s No. 1 long snapper according to Scout.com.
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2017 Alabama January Enrollees:
Elliot Baker OL Jr. San Francisco, Calif./Archbishop Riordan/City College of SF
Isaiah Buggs DL Jr. Ruston, La./Ruston/E. Mississippi CC
Thomas Fletcher LS Fr. Georgetown, Texas/IMG Academy
Najee Harris RB Fr. Antioch, Calif./Antioch
Jerry Jeudy WR Fr. Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach
Alex Leatherwood OL Fr. Pensacola, Fla./Washington
Kyriq McDonald DB Fr. Madison, Ala./James Clemens
Dylan Moses LB Fr. Baton Rouge, La./IMG Academy
Tyrell Shavers WR Fr. Lewisville, Texas/Lewisville
Tua Tagovailoa QB Fr. Ewa Beach, Hawai’i/St. Louis
Major Tennison TE Fr. Flint, Texas (Bullard)
Chadarius Townsend ATH Fr. Tanner, Ala./Tanner
Courtesy UA Media Relations