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Univ. of Alabama 2015 signing class

 The following is information from a University of Alabama press release.

Keaton Anderson

OLB, 6-1, 215, Florence, Ala./Florence
A linebacker prospect from North Alabama ... a three-star prospect who could play a variety of roles in the Crimson Tide defense ... first team 2014 6A All-State selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... 2014 All-Tennessee Valley Defensive MVP by AL.com ... 2014 AL.com Super All-State ... finalist for the ASWA 6A Lineman of the Year ... No. 13 on the final AL.com A-List ... made 171 tackles as a senior with 14 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and one interception ... the No. 15 inside linebacker nationally by Scout.com ... ranked as the No. 27 outside linebacker by Rivals.com and the No. 24 player in the state of Alabama ... ESPN rated him as the No. 29 outside linebacker and the No. 17 player in Alabama ... a Prepstar All-Southeast Region selection ... the No. 42 outside linebacker by 247Sports.com and the No. 21 player in the state ... helped guide Florence and head coach Jason Wallace to the state semifinals ... recorded 191 tackles as a weakside linebacker in 2013 ... chose Alabama over Tennessee, LSU and Miami.


Blake Barnett

QB, 6-5, 200, Corona, Calif./Santiago
Arrived at the Capstone in January of 2015 in time for spring practice and a head start on learning the Alabama offense ... a consensus five-star prospect who was the MVP of the 2014 Elite 11 Quarterback Competition and participated in Nike's "The Opening" ... led his team to victory in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game ... the nation's No. 1-ranked quarterback as a pocket passer by ESPN.com and the top dual-threat signal-caller by Rivals.com ... ranked second nationally by 247Sports and third by Scout.com ... ranked 14th in the ESPN300, 21st in the Top247, 23rd in the 247Composite, 30th in the Scout.com 300 and ranked 41st in the Rivals100, ... listed as the No. 2 player in California and the West region by ESPN.com while ranking fourth in California by Rivals.com and fifth by 247Sports ... member of the Prepstar Dream Team, ranking 41st nationally ... and a threw for a career-high 3,404 yards in 11 games for head coach Jeff Steinberg at Santiago High School in 2014 ... recorded 23 touchdown passes while rushing for 479 yards and seven scores ... passed for 2,332 yards in 10 games as a junior at Santiago High School with 22 touchdown passes and 695 yards rushing (7.6 yards per carry) and 13 scores ... saw action in four games as a sophomore in 2012 with 185 yards passing and two touchdowns while rushing for 67 yards and a score ... chose Alabama over Oregon, UCLA, Notre Dame and Arizona.


Mekhi Brown

OLB, 6-5, 225, Columbus, Ga. /Carver
A pass-rushing specialist who was one of the Crimson Tide's earliest commitments to the 2015 signing class ... a unanimous four-star prospect ... selected to participate in the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... No. 88 in the Top247, the No. 5 weakside defensive end and No. 10 player in Georgia by 247Sports.com ... ranked No. 114 in the 247 Composite and the No. 6 weakside end ... No. 88 in the ESPN300, the site's No. 10 outside linebacker and No. 12 player in Georgia ... No. 58 on the Prepstar Top 100 Dream Team ... ranked 210th in the Rivals250 and the No. 9 weakside defensive end ... racked up 56 tackles with 14 tackles for loss and 11 sacks as a junior in 2013 to go along with four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... played for head coach Joseph Kegler at Carver High School in Columbus, Ga., where he was a three-time All-State selection ... garnered first-team honors in 2013 and 2014 with honorable mention accolades in 2012 ... chose Alabama over Georgia, Notre Dame, Stanford, Auburn and Louisville.


Shawn Burgess-Becker

S, 6-1, 195, Coconut Creek, Fla./Monarch
A consensus four-star safety out of Monarch High School where he teamed with fellow Crimson Tide signee wide receiver Calvin Ridley ... selected to participate in the Under Armour All-America Game ... the No. 7 safety prospect in the nation who ranked 133rd in the ESPN300 ... ranked No. 24 in the state of Florida by ESPN and 68th in the Southeast region ... the No. 11 safety nationally by Rivals.com and No. 187 in the Rivals250 ... Scout.com ranked him as the No. 13 safety and No. 177 in the Scout300 ... No. 103 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team ... 247Sports.com listed him as the No. 10 safety in the 247Composite, No. 166 overall, while ranking him as the No. 243 in the Top247 and the No. 17 safety ... first team All-State selection in 2013 and 2014 ... No. 16 in the Orlando Sentinel Florida Top 100 ... recorded 72 tackles and five interceptions as a junior in 2013 while accounting for 20 receptions for 518 yards and five scores as a receiver ... had 63 tackles and five picks as a sophomore ... coached by Calvin Davis at Monarch High School ... chose Alabama over Miami, Florida State, Florida, LSU and Notre Dame.


Daylon Charlot

WR, 6-0, 190, Patterson, La./Patterson
A top-rated wide receiver nationally who arrives at Alabama as a consensus four-star recruit ... selected to participate in the Under Armour All-America Game ... No. 59 in the ESPN300, the No. 8 wide receiver, No. 2 player in the state of Louisiana and No. 32 prospect in the Southeast region ... ranked as the No. 9 receiver by Rivals.com and is No. 78 in the Rivals100 while being tabbed as the No. 4 player in Louisiana ... No. 122 in the Top247 and the No. 13 wide receiver and No. 6 player in the state ... the 247Composite No. 9 wide receiver and No. 90 player overall ... No. 183 in the Scout300 and the site's No. 23 wide receiver ... No. 89 on the 2014 Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team ... earned 2014 3A All-State honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association after catching 30 passes for 711 yards and 14 touchdowns ... also a 2013 LSWA All-State choice after catching 48 passes for 1,055 yards and 16 touchdowns ... played for head coach Chad Blanchard at Patterson High School ... chose Alabama over LSU while also considering Miami, Arizona State and Texas A&M.


Lester Cotton

OL, 6-4, 320, Tuscaloosa, Ala./Central
One of the top players in the state of Alabama and an elite offensive line prospect nationally ... named to the 2015 Parade All-America team ... unanimous four-star prospect ... played in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game and invited to Nike's 2014 "The Opening" ... ... Medium School All-American by MaxPreps.com ... the No. 3 offensive guard nationally by Rivals.com and No. 46 in the final Rivals100 ... No. 2 player in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com ... No. 59 in the Top247, the No. 4 offensive guard and No. 3 player in the state ... No. 54 in the 247Composite and the No. 4 guard ... Scout.com rates Cotton as the third-best offensive guard and the No. 66 player in the Scout300 ... No. 100 in the ESPN300, the No. 7 guard, No. 5 player in Alabama and No. 51 in the Southeast region ... No. 59 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team ... 2014 AL.com Super All-State ... No. 3 on the final AL.com A-List ... first team 5A All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and the ASWA 5A Lineman of the Year ... participated in the 2014 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... played for head coach Dennis Conner at Tuscaloosa Central High School ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Southern California, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.


Minkah Fitzpatrick

CB, 6-1, 195, Old Bridge, N.J./St. Peter's Prep
One of the top cornerbacks in the 2015 recruiting class ... named to the 2015 Parade All-America team ... selected to participate in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game and Nike's 2014 "The Opening" ... a five-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... 2014 second team All-USA selection by USA Today ... first team MaxPreps.com Junior All-American in 2013 ... the nation's No. 2 corner by Rivals.com and No. 24 in the Rivals100 ... No. 1 player in the state of New Jersey by Rivals.com, ESPN and Scout.com ... No. 2 in the final NJ.com Top 50 ... No. 36 in the Scout300 and the outlet's No. 6 cornerback while ranking as the No. 1 corner in the East region ... No. 27 in the ESPN300 and the No. 4 corner ... ranked No. 3 among all players in the East region ... the No. 5 cornerback and No. 30 overall in the 247Composite ... ranked 49th in the Top247 and the No. 6 cornerback ... No. 28 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team ... had 60 tackles and three interceptions as a senior in 2014 ... accounted for 62 tackles with four picks and 21 pass breakups as a junior in 2013 while earning first team All-State honors (non-public) and first team All-Hudson County ... was No. 1 player in the 2013 NJ.com Top 50 ... had two interceptions and 12 pass breakups as a sophomore ... played for head coach Rich Hansen at St. Peter's Prep (N.J.) ... chose Alabama over Florida State, Oklahoma, Auburn and Boston College.


DeSherrius Flowers

RB, 6-1, 210, Mobile, Ala./Vigor
A a January 2015 early enrollee ... played in the 2015 U.S. Army All-America Bowl ... consensus four-star prospect at running back ... ranked 104th in the ESPN300 while being listed as the No. 10 running back and No. 6 player in the state of Alabama ... rated No. 147 in the final Top247 and ranked as the 15th-best running back by 247sports.com and the No. 5 player in the state of Alabama ... ranked 170th in the 247Composite and the No. 16 back ... member of the Prepstar Dream Team as the No. 85 player nationally ... listed at No. 192 in the Rivals 250 and the No. 21 running back and No. 9 player in Alabama ... No. 205 in the Scout.com 300 and the No. 28 running back ... No. 12 in AL.com's 2015 A-List rankings ... rushed for 1,099 yards as a junior in 2013 on 136 carries while adding two receptions for 31 yards and seven total touchdowns ... ran for 922 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2012 ... coached by Ashley Johnson at Vigor High School ... chose Alabama over Auburn.


Damien Harris

RB, 5-11, 205, Berea, Ky./Madison Southern
The top-ranked running back in the nation by Rivals.com, Prepstar and the 247Composite ... a five-star prospect by Rivals.com ... participated in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game and Nike's "The Opening" in 2013 and 2014 ... 2014 All-USA first team by USA Today ... 2013 Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year ... 2014 The Courier-Journal's All-State selection ... the unanimous No. 1 player the state of Kentucky ... No. 8 in the Rivals100 ... No. 17 on the Prepstar top 150 Dream Team ... No. 36 in the ESPN300, the No. 2 running back in the nation and No. 17 player in the Southeast region ... No. 47 in the Top247 and the No. 3 running back by 247Sports.com ... ranked No. 31 in the 247Composite ... a knee injury limited Harris to 1,474 yards and 23 touchdowns in seven games during the 2014 season ... rushed for 2,621 yards and 42 touchdowns as a junior in 2013 ... finished his high school career with the second-most touchdowns in state history (122; rushing 113) and the 11th-most rushing yards (6,748) ... coached by Jon Clark at Madison Southern in Berea, Ky. ... chose Alabama over Ohio State and Kentucky.


Ronnie Harrison

S, 6-3, 205, Tallahassee, Fla./FSU University School
A consensus four-star safety prospect who enrolled early to get a head start in 2015 spring practice ... a two-way player who also played quarterback for Florida State University School ... 247Sports.com ranks him as the No. 4 composite safety nationally and No. 96 overall ... rated 96th in the composite Top247 ... listed at No. 196 in the Top247 and the No. 12 safety ... Rivals.com rates him as the No. 13 safety and No. 201 in the Rivals250 ... No. 248 in the Scout.com 300 and the No. 19 safety nationally ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region ... ESPN.com listed him as the No. 25 safety ... had 39 tackles with five pass breakups and two fumble recoveries on defense as a senior in 2014 ... threw for 2,076 yards with 13 touchdowns and one interception while rushing for 1,015 yards and 16 scores ... threw for 1,782 yards as a junior in 2013 with 10 touchdowns and 916 yards rushing and 18 scores ... had one interception as a junior on defense and four as a sophomore ... finished with 14 pass breakups during his career ... played for head coach Jarrod Hickman at Florida State University School ... chose Alabama over Georgia, Florida, LSU, Texas, Kentucky and Louisville.


Hale Hentges

TE, 6-5, 230, Jefferson City, Mo./Helias
One of the top tight ends in the 2015 recruiting cycle ... physical at the point of attack with excellent pass-catching abilities ... selected to participate in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game ... No. 98 in the Scout300 and the site's No. 3 tight end prospect ... rated 109th in the ESPN300, the No. 3 tight end and the No. 3 player in Missouri ... the No. 157 player in the Top247, the No. 3 tight end and No. 2 player in the state ... ranked 145th in the 247Composite and the No. 3 tight end ... No. 103 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team ... ranked as the No. 16 tight end by Rivals.com ... produced astounding numbers during his high school career at Helias High School for head coach Phil Pitts with 169 career receptions for 2,559 yards and 34 touchdowns at tight end ... caught 52 passes as a senior for 969 yards and 11 scores ... had 15 touchdown catches for 940 yards on 61 receptions as a junior in 2013 ... hauled in 43 balls for 500 yards and seven scores as a sophomore and had 13 catches for 150 yards and a touchdown as a freshman ... a three-time All-State selection by the Missouri Football Coaches Association, garnering first-team honors in 2013 and 2014 at tight end and second-team accolades in 2012 as a defensive end ... chose Alabama over the hometown Missouri Tigers, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Ohio State, Georgia, Oregon and Florida.


Anfernee Jennings

OLB, 6-3, 255, Dadeville, Ala./Dadeville
One of the top defensive line prospects in the nation ... a consensus four-star recruit ... played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Game ... second team Medium School All-American by MaxPreps.com ... starred at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... No. 154 of the Scout300 and the site's No. 14 defensive end ... ranked No. 118 in the Top247, the No. 7 weakside defensive end and the No. 6 player in Alabama ... rated 172nd in the 247Composite and the No. 11 WDE ... No. 211 in the Rivals250 and the No. 10 weakside defensive end ... ESPN.com's No. 28 defensive end nationally and No. 14 player in the state of Alabama ... Prepstar All-Southeast Region choice ... recorded 170 tackles as a senior in 2014 with 88 solo stops, 14 sacks, nine pass breakups and two forced fumbles ... had 171 tackles as a junior in 2013 with seven sacks while making 96 tackles as a sophomore with seven more sacks ... finished with 29 sacks in his high school career ... ranked No. 7 on the AL.com A-List ... first team 4A All-State selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... 2014 AL.com Super All-State ... finalist for the 4A ASWA Lineman of the Year .. played for head coach Richard White at Dadeville High School ... chose Alabama over Arkansas, Arizona State, Georgia, Mississippi State and Nebraska.


Brandon Kennedy

OL, 6-3, 295, Wetumpka, Ala./Wetumpka
A four-star offensive line prospect who enrolled in January of 2015 to participate in spring practice ... selected to participate in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game ... ranked as the No. 3 center nationally by Rivals.com and the No. 13 player in the state of Alabama ... No. 86 in the ESPN300 and the No. 5 offensive guard in the nation ... listed as the No. 4 player in Alabama by ESPN ... rated as the No. 19 guard by 247Sports.com and the No. 10 player in the state ... a three-star prospect by Scout.com and the No. 37 offensive guard ... a Prepstar Top 300 All-American at No. 154 ... 2014 AL.com Super All-State ... No. 10 on the 2015 AL.com A-List ... 2014 6A All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... participated in the 2014 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... played for head coach Tim Perry at Wetumpka High School ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech and Tennessee.


Joshua McMillon

ILB, 6-3, 240, Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven
A key target at inside linebacker in the 2015 recruiting cycle ... played in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game and was invited to the 2014 "The Opening" on the Nike campus in Oregon ... the No. 5 inside linebacker in the nation by ESPN, and the No. 171 prospect in the ESPN300 ... also ranked as the No. 6 player in Tennessee and the No. 85 player in the Southeast region ... the No. 11 ILB by Rivals.com and No. 249 in the Rivals250 ... the No. 7 player in Tennessee by Rivals.com ... No. 13 inside linebacker according to Scout.com ... rated as the No. 27 outside linebacker by 247Sports.com ... No. 244 in the 247Composite and the No. 16 outside linebacker ... Prepstar Top 300 All-American and the No. 18 inside linebacker ... 2013 and 2014 first team 6A All-State selection by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association ... Linebacker MVP of the Birmingham Nike Football Training Camp ... played for head coach Rodney Saulsberry at Whitehaven High School ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Ole Miss, Michigan, Clemson, Oklahoma and Tennessee.


Daron Payne

DL, 6-3, 325, Birmingham, Ala./Shades Valley
An elite prospect along the interior of the defensive line ... 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection ... invited to Nike's 2014 "The Opening" ... five-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... ranked No. 14 in the final Scout300 and listed as the outlet's No. 4 defensive tackle, No. 2 tackle the South region and No. 1 player in Alabama ... the No. 3 defensive tackle nationally by Rivals.com and No. 19 in the Rivals100 ... No. 1 player in the state by Rivals.com ... No. 20 in the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team ... listed ninth among defensive tackles by ESPN and the No. 2 player in Alabama ... No. 48 in the ESPN300 and No. 26 in the Southeast region ... a five-star in the 247Composite where he is the No. 29 overall player and the No. 7 defensive tackle ... No. 52 in the Top247 and the No. 7 defensive tackle ... No. 2 in the final AL.com 2015 A-List ... honorable mention Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State team ... participated in the 2014 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... coached by William Smith at Shades Valley High School ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida State, Clemson and Georgia.


Richie Petitbon

OL, 6-4, 305, Annapolis, Md./Gonzaga
Brings an NFL pedigree to the Capstone as the grandson of four-time NFL Pro Bowl safety of the same name ... named to the 2015 Parade All-America team ... one of the top offensive lineman in the 2015 recruiting class ... unanimous four-star prospect ... selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game and invited to Nikes' 2014 "The Opening" ... first team 2014 MaxPreps.com All-American ... the consensus No. 1 player in the District of Columbia ... No. 51 in the Rivals100 and the No. 4 offensive guard ... ranked 67th in the Scout300 and the site's No. 4 offensive guard ... No. 63 in the Top247 and the No. 5 offensive guard ... No. 65 in the 247Composite and the No. 5 guard ... No. 151 in the ESPN300 while ranking as the No. 10 guard and No. 17 player in the East region ... No. 82 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team ... played for head coach David Mckenna at Gonzaga Prep ... his father, Richie, played collegiately at Maryland ... chose Alabama over Florida State, Iowa, Boston College and Kentucky.


Calvin Ridley

WR, 6-1, 185, Coconut Creek, Fla./Monarch
The nation's top-ranked wide receiver by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals ... consensus five-star prospect ... the No. 4 wide receiver by Scout.com ... participated in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game and invited to Nike's "The Opening" where he captured MVP honors ... ranked ninth in the Rivals100 and the No. 4 prospect in the state of Florida ... 247Sports.com ranked him 17th in its Top247 and No. 7 in Florida ... the 247Composite listed him 11th overall and sixth in the state ... No. 23 in the ESPN300 and No. 8 in the state of Florida while ranking 12th in the Southeast Region ... Scout.com rated him No. 29 in the Scout300 and the No. 2 wide receiver in the Southeast ... No. 22 on the PrepStar Dream Team ... No. 11 on the Orlando Sentinel's 2015 Florida Top 100 ... only able to play three games during his senior season due to age restrictions ... hauled in 18 passes for 420 yards and four touchdowns in those three games in 2014 ... caught 41 passes for 1,131 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior in 2013 ... coached by Calvin Davis at Monarch High School where he was a second team 2013 All-State selection ... chose Alabama over Miami, Florida State and Ohio State.


Bo Scarbrough

RB, 6-2, 235, Northport, Ala./Tuscaloosa County
One of the nation's elite running backs and athletes ... a member of the 2014 recruiting class who enrolled at The University of Alabama in January of 2015 ... a 2014 Under Armour All-America Game selection ... a consensus five-star prospect ... transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for his senior year ... ranked No. 16 in the Rivals100, listed as the No. 2 athlete and No. 1 player in the state of Florida for the 2014 recruiting class ... ESPN ranks him as the No. 12 player across all positions in 2014 and the No. 2 athlete ... ranks as the No. 1 player in Alabama and the No. 4 player in the southeast region ... No. 25 in the Scout300 and the No. 5 player in Florida while ranking as the No. 7 running back ... rated as the No. 16 player nationally in the 247Sports Composite, the No. 2 athlete and No. 2 player in Florida ... 247Sports also ranks him 35th in its Top247 and the No. 3 athlete ... five-star member of the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team ... ranked as the No. 36 player in the class of 2014 and the No. 6 running back ... played at Northridge High School (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) as a sophomore and junior ... rushed for 938 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore ... played for former Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke at IMG Academy in 2013 where he rushed for 1,468 yards and 20 touchdowns in 10 games ... chose Alabama over Miami, Florida State, UCLA, Notre Dame, Mississippi and Arkansas. 


Kendall Sheffield

CB, 6-0, 185, Missouri City, Texas/Fort Bend Marshall
A consensus five-star prospect and one of the top cornerback prospects in the nation ... played in the Under Armour All-America Game and participated in Nike's "The Opening" ... 2014 All-USA first team by USA Today ... second team MaxPrep.com All-American ... No. 9 in the Scout300 and ranked as the No. 2 corner in the 2015 recruiting class ... No. 12 in the ESPN300 and the No. 2 player in the state of Texas ... rated the No. 3 cornerback nationally by ESPN.com and the No. 2 overall player in the Midlands region ... No. 10 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team ... No. 31 in the Top247 and the No. 5 player in Texas ... listed as the No. 4 corner nationally by 247Sports.com ... No. 20 in the 247 Composite that also rated him as the No. 4 cornerback and No. 3 player in the state ... Rivals.com is the only outlet to rank him as a four-star prospect ... No. 53 in the Rivals100 and the No. 4 corner ... also an elite track and field athlete, winning the 2014 Texas 4A Boys 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles championships ... recorded over 43 tackles with seven pass breakups, two interceptions, two defensive touchdowns, two force fumbles, three blocked kicks and three fumble recoveries on the gridiron in 2014 ... All-Area pick by the Houston Chronicle ... managed three picks and 39 tackles as a junior in 2014 while adding five pass breakups ... 2014 Associated Press first team Texas 5A All-State selection ... played for James Williams at Fort Bend Marshall High School ... chose Alabama over Texas A&M, Ohio State, Southern California and Florida State.


Jonathan Taylor

DL, 6-4, 335, Millen, Ga./Jenkins County/Georgia/Copiah-Lincoln CC
Joined the Crimson Tide in January of 2015 as an early enrollee out of Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) Community College ... a four-star prospect by ESPN.com who was ranked 19th in the ESPNJC50 and the No. 2 junior college defensive lineman ... ranked as the No. 4 JUCO defensive lineman by 247Sports.com and No. 35 overall ... second in the 247Composite among down linemen and No. 20 overall among junior college players ... Scout.com ranked him No. 47 in its JUCO Top 100 ... No. 64 in the RivalsJUCO100 ... registered 40 tackles with 11 tackles for loss (-46 yards) with 4.5 sacks (-32 yards) and a pass breakup during his one season with head coach Glenn Davis at CLCC ... spent two seasons at Georgia ... redshirted in 2012 and then played in 10 games as a reserve defensive tackle in 2013, accounting for nine tackles with one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss ... played for head coach Chuck Conley at Jenkins County High School where he was a SuperPrep All-America and on the All-Dixie Team ... Rivals.com four-star prospect, No. 7 defensive tackle nationally, No. 3 player in Georgia and No. 72 overall prospect nationally ... Scout.com four-star prospect, No. 9 tackle, No. 76 overall prospect nationally and No. 4 player in the state ... ESPNU four-star prospect, No. 6 defensive tackle nationally and No. 4 player in Georgia ... also the No. 27 prospect in Southeast Region and No. 53 overall prospect ... 247Sports.com four-star prospect, No. 63 ranked player nationally, No. 8 tackle, and No. 4 prospect in Georgia... ESPNU 150 ... PrepStar four-star prospect, No. 6 defensive prospect and Dream Team 150 (No. 50) ... MaxPrep 4.5 star prospect, seventh-ranked tackle prospect and No. 64 overall player ... Athlonsports.com consensus No. 36 overall prospect in the nation ... The Sporting News No. 21 overall prospect nationally ... played in Under Armour All-American Game ... Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2011 Georgia's Super 11 and Class A All-State honorable mention ... 2011 Super Southeast 120 (No. 7) by the Mobile (Ala.) Register ... MaxPreps.com Tom Lemming Top 100 player and Top 25 defensive tackle.


Adonis Thomas

ILB, 6-3, 225, Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett
Arrives at the Capstone as one of the top athletes in the 2015 recruiting class ... projected to be an outside linebacker for the Crimson Tide ... a consensus four-star prospect ... selected to participate in the Under Armour All-America Game and invited to Nike's 2014 "The Opening" ... No. 54 in the ESPN300, the No. 5 outside linebacker and the No. 9 player in the state of Georgia ... No. 101 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team ... ranked as the 29th player in the Southeast region ... No. 205 in the Top247, the No. 15 athlete and No. 16 player in Georiga ... No. 170 in the 247Composite and the No. 11 athlete ... rated No. 276 in the Scout300 and the No. 23 outside linebacker ... Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 21 outside linebacker ... recording an impressive 124 tackles as a senior in 2014 with 11 tackles for loss and five sacks while garnering first team All-State honors from both the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... made 56 tackles with seven TFLs and three sacks as a junior while also catching 10 passes for 210 yards and four touchdowns ... played for head coach Todd Wofford at Central Gwinnett High School ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame and Ohio State.


Deionte Thompson

S, 6-2, 180, Orange, Texas/West Orange-Stark
Arrived at Alabama in January of 2015 as one of the top safety prospects in the nation ... participated in the Under Armour All-America Game and Nike's "The Opening" ... a consensus high four-star prospect ... ranked as the No. 3 safety nationally by ESPN and rated 65th in the final ESPN300 ... listed as the No. 9 player in the Midlands region and the No. 9 player in Texas ... the No. 2 safety according to 247Sports.com, No. 5 player in the state of Texas and the No. 44 player in the Top247 ... ranked 170th in the 247Composite overall and the No. 2 safety ... Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 3 safety, No. 4 player in Texas and No. 44 player nationally ... listed as the No. 59 player in the Scout.com 300 and the No. 4 safety ... the No. 1 safety in the Midlands region and the No. 1 safety in Texas ... member of the Prepstar Dream Team as the No. 51 player nationally ... two-way impact player at West Orange-Stark High School for head coach Cornel Thompson ... recorded five interceptions with 120 return yards and two touchdowns ... at receiver caught 37 passes for 692 yards and four more scores ... honorable mention All-State as a junior ... finished with 15 career interceptions ... chose Alabama over Florida State, LSU, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M and USC.


Dallas Warmack

OL, 6-2, 305, Atlanta, Ga./Mays
Follows in the footsteps of his brother, first team All-American and first-round draft pick Chance, at the Capstone ... an early enrollee in January of 2015 who will have the opportunity to participate in spring practice with the Crimson Tide ... consensus four-star prospect ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Game and participated in Nike's "The Opening" ... the No. 12 offensive guard nationally and listed at No. 196 in the Top247 ... No. 96 nationally in the 247Composite and the No. 16 guard ... ranked 197th in the Rivals250 while being rated as the No. 13 guard and No. 17 player in the state of Georgia ... No. 249 in the ESPN300 and the No. 19 offensive guard ... Scout.com ranks him as the No. 19 guard nationally and the second-best player at his position in Georgia ... ... a Prepstar Top 300 All-American at No. 253 ... played for head coach Corey Jarvis at Mays High School where he was a 2013 and 2014 first team Georgia Sports Writers Association and Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State selection ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Arkansas, Florida State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.


Matt Womack

OL, 6-7, 320, Hernando, Miss./Magnolia Heights
A highly regarded offensive tackle prospect ... possesses size and frame for the position ... second team small school All-American by MaxPreps.com ... a three-star prospect ... Scout.com rated him as the No. 37 offensive tackle and the second best tackle in the state of Mississippi ... ranked as the No. 59 offensive tackle nationally by ESPN and the No. 13 player in the state of Mississippi ... 247Sports.com listed him as the No. 45 offensive tackle prospect and No. 15 in Mississippi ... No. 67 among tackles by Rivals.com ... a Prepstar All-Southeast Region selection ... No. 5 in The Clarion-Ledger Targeted 22 and a member of the newspaper's Dandy Dozen ... selected as a 2013 and 2014 All-State by the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools and the American Family Insurance All-State team ... played for head coach Jim Patterson at Magnolia Heights ... chose Alabama over LSU, Florida, Ohio State, South Carolina, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

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