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Friday, May 22, 2015

Huge Four-star DT commits to Alabama

Kendell Jones, a 2016 four-star defensive tackle from Killeen, Texas , has committed to Alabama. Jones becomes the Tide’s second defensive line commit (ninth overall) of 2016.

Jones, a 6-foot-4, 361-pound prospect, is rated the No. 11 defensive tackle and the No. 61 overall player in the country per the 247Sports Composite. He chose Alabama over Texas, Baylor, LSU and Texas A&M (among others).

"I just sat down with my family and talked to them about it, and it was just the right fit for me," Jones said Friday evening. "That's all there was to me. It's a weight off my shoulders. I go into next year focusing on my grades and I take it from there."

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sweet Home Alabama' blaring over Tennessee's practice field?

Instead of "Rocky Top," "Sweet Home Alabama" blared over a loudspeaker. And Jones seemed none too pleased.

  "Why would we have that playing at Tennessee?" Jones bellowed. "Do you think you go to Alabama and they sing Rocky Top? Where's that music coming from?"

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Alabama should add to record numbers in 2015 NFL Draft

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alabama post-spring awards led by 2 young receivers

Dixie Howell Memorial Most Valuable Player of the A-Day Game Award - Robert Foster and ArDarius Stewart

-- Lee Roy Jordan Headhunter Award - Dominick Jackson, Reuben Foster
-- Jerry Duncan "I Like to Practice" Award - Maurice Smith, Bradley Sylve, Chris Black, Bradley Bozeman
-- Billy Neighbors Defensive Lineman Award - Jarran Reed and D.J. Pettway
-- Paul Crane Offensive Lineman Award - Ryan Kelly
-- Bobby Johns Defensive Back Award - Tony Brown and Geno Smith
-- Johnny Musso Offensive Back Award - Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry
-- Ray Perkins Receiver Award - Robert Foster
-- Woodrow Lowe Linebacker Award - Reggie Ragland
-- Derrick Thomas Community Service Award - Keith Holcombe and Josh Casher
-- Bear Bryant Outstanding Non-Scholarship Award - Michael Nysewander, Jamey Mosley, Parker Barrineau, Levi Wallace, Lawrence Erekosima
-- Ozzie Newsome Most Improved Freshman Award - Ronnie Harrison, Rashaan Evans, Ross Pierschbacher, Blake Barnett, J.C. Hassenauer, David Cornwell, DaShawn Hand, Anthony Averett, Christian Miller, Bo Scarborough
-- Bart Starr Most Improved Player Award - Eddie Jackson, Ty Flournoy-Smith, Dalvin Tomlinson, ArDarius Stewart, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Brandon Greene
-- Mal Moore Leadership Award - A'Shawn Robinson and O.J. Howard
-- Sylvester Croom Commitment to Excellence Award - Cam Robinson and Dillon Lee

5-star running back Najee Harris becomes Alabama's first 2017 commitment

Najee Harris, a five-star recruit rated as the No. 16 overall player and No. 2 running back in the 247Sports composite, gave a verbal to the Crimson Tide coaching staff while on a visit to Alabama's A-Day game.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Nick Saban says Alabama's wide receivers need to 'continue to improve

"We feel like there's a lot of competition at receiver," coach Nick Saban said Thursday, "and I think there's some opportunity for the young guys that are coming in in the fall to make a contribution at that position as well. That's an area of our team that I think we need to continue to improve on."

Redshirt junior Chris Black, redshirt sophomore Robert Foster and redshirt sophomore ArDarius Stewart will be the Tide's first-team wide receivers during Alabama's A-Day game Saturday .

"You know, Robert has really come on," Saban said. "I think being a young player Robert is uncertain sometimes exactly what he's supposed to do and how he's supposed to do it. When he knows, he plays fast and he has big-play ability. We certainly need him to develop the confidence and consistency in performance, mature, so that he understands the importance of doing the little things right so that he can be on the same page with the quarterback.

"And that's how he can improve his production and performance and help our team the most. So I'm not satisfied with where he is, but certainly encouraged by the progress that he's made.

Tight end Brendan Scales commits to Alabama

Scales is a three-star recruit on the 247Sports composite. He becomes Alabama's sixth verbal commitment for the 2016 class. Last year, Alabama signed tight end Hale Hentges from Missouri.
Scales had offers from the likes of Arizona State, Arkansas, Michigan State, Iowa and others.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Nick Saban updates injuries involving A'Shawn Robinson, Bo Scarbrough

Freshman running back Bo Scarbrough had surgery on the knee he injured in Friday's scrimmage. His ACL was torn late in the game in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"We're hopeful that we'll be able to get him back for the season," Saban said. "He was doing really, really well this spring practice. It happened late in the scrimmage. It was very unfortunate."

Robinson went down in Monday's practice. Saban said he sprained his knee and ankle but it shouldn't be too serious moving forward. They'll be "conservative" determining when he'll be able to return to practice.

Robinson was spotted wearing a walking boot on his right leg before Wednesday's workout.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Alabama highly touted freshman RB Bo Scarbrough suffers knee injury

Saban was unsure of the extent of the injury immediately following the scrimmage.

"You've got to take MRIs and do all those things, so I don't speculate on these kind of injuries," Saban said. "We'll see, and we'll let you know when we find out."

Stats from Alabama's first spring scrimmage

-- Derrick Henry: 11 carries, 112 yards, 1 TD
-- Bo Scarbrough: 16 carries, 36 yards 2 TDs (left with a knee injury late)
-- Raheem Falkins: 5 catches, 88 yards
-- ArDarius Stewart: 3 catches, 65 yards, TD
-- O.J. Howard: 2 catches, 58 yards, TD
-- Robert Foster: 3 catches, 52 yards, TD
-- Reggie Ragland: 5 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 3 passes broken up, 1 fumble recovery
-- Dalvin Tomlinson: 4 tackles, 1 for loss, 1 pass break up
-- A'Shawn Robinson: 3 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 interception returned for a touchdown