Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Collins has also received college scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State and Ole Miss before his second spring practice with the Clay-Chalkville varsity.
"This has all been just unreal," Collins said. "I am just working hard trying to be the best player I can. Nobody should expect all this, but I can say if you work hard and not slack then it can pay off."
"My favorite college football team growing up was Oregon and it is still Oregon," Collins said. "I just like everything about that school. I love their offense and their style of play. They win. I love what I have seen so far about their facilities and everyone brings up their uniforms and all that stuff. Oregon just seems like a really good school to go play for."
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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Nico Johnson was on Alabama's practice field watching some older players work out during a visit to campus in January when he saw Barnett.
"He's so tall," Johnson said of Barnett, who enrolled at Alabama in January. "That's what reminded me a lot of Ryan because he's so tall. When I walked up on him, it was like, dang, he kept getting taller and taller. He also has really long arms. And besides him throwing, that's what reminded me of Ryan Mallett, and he has an arm. He has an arm."
"I love to tell the young guys when I go back [about watching film] because I wish players could have told me, until Rolando McClain came and grabbed me, that watching film would help a lot more than anything," Johnson said. "I wish players would have told me that when I first got there. ... So I asked him [whether] he was watching a lot of film, and he said, yeah, he was meeting with coach Kiffin every day.
"And I was like, man, that's going to be big for you. If you keep doing that, you're going to be OK. He seems like a great kid. ... I can't wait to see him perform."
Posted by michael chastain at 7:40 AM
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Alabama junior commit Demetris Robertson was one of the top performers at the Pylon 7-on-7 regional tournament in Cocoa Beach, Fla., over the weekend.
"Robinson is a handful to cover because of his truly rare combination of size and speed,"according to Rivals. "He blows by defenders that play off the line and barrels over those that attempt to jam him."
"He did most of his damage running up the seam where he was able to get behind the safety multiple times," according to a 247Sports report.
Posted by michael chastain at 10:51 AM
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Tyren Jones was suspended indefinitely Tuesday for "conduct not to the standard of the Alabama football program," coach Nick Saban said in a statement from UA media relations.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Posted by michael chastain at 2:05 PM
The standings were determined by the composite of recruiting rankings done by 247Sports. Alabama finished with 311.08 points, well ahead of No. 2 USC's 289.70. Florida State was third (286.70) and Tennessee was fourth (286.16).
The Tide brought in six five-star recruits, according to the 247Sports composite. Blake Barnett, Deionte Thompson, Calvin Ridley, Kendall Sheffield, Daron Payne, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Damien Harris were the centerpieces of the No. 1 class.
Alabama's No. 1 class from 2014, widely regarded as one of the best in recent history, scored 319.58 points on 247Sports' composite
Posted by michael chastain at 2:02 PM
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Alabama has landed a commitment from Isaiah Prince, a 4-star offensive tackle from Greenbelt, Md
Prince is 6-foot-6 and 272 pounds. He's rated as the No. 1 player in Maryland and as the No. 105 player nationally in the 247Sports composite rankings.
Posted by michael chastain at 1:03 PM
"I made a comment at the Sugar Bowl that I would be back this fall at Alabama and that is definitely the plan," Kiffin said in a statement released by the school. "This time of year, there are lots of things out there regarding other coaching opportunities, but I want to reaffirm my commitment to the University of Alabama, Coach Saban, and our team. I'm excited about what our offensive staff was able to accomplish last year, but I also think there are a lot of things we can do a better job of in terms of putting our players in the best situation to have success."
"After being here for a year, I can see why this is such a special place in terms of the history, tradition, and how much football means to everyone at Alabama," Kiffin said. "I also have learned so much in the time I've spent with Coach Saban and really have a better understanding of what makes him the great coach that he is. I think the more time I can spend learning from him, the better coach I will be in the future."
Posted by michael chastain at 1:02 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015
"It's slowed down a lot," Cotton said prior to the 2014 Mr. Football Banquet Wednesday at Montgomery's Alabama Activity Center. "Everybody knows that's where I want to be. They don't bother me as much as they used to."
"They told me there are three spots open and they told me to start working out at right tackle because I'll have a real good opportunity to play and have good playing time," he said. "I know how to play both positions and I know how to play them very well. I'll be able to adjust and learn my splits and stuff."
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