Recruiting Rewind: New offers, busy week of disengagement for Alabama

It’s been another busy week for recruiting in Alabama. New offers were rolled out, new interest in Crimson Tide was shown, and an intriguing 2024 prospect chose to disengage from Alabama and reopen his recruiting. While the Class of 2023 recently concluded earlier this month, it’s never too soon for the Class of 2024 to start taking shape.

Here are some stories that materialized during the past week.

Recent offers

With an eye to the future, the Alabama soccer program has continued to add to its long list of recent offerings.

The latest batch of targets includes two state players in 2026 linebacker Anthony “Tank” Jones and 2025 offensive tackle Micah Debose, who is currently committed to Georgia. Speaking of Peach State, Alabama is back in its Buford High School pit by offering 2025 running back Justin Baker. The Crimson Tide roster already included four Georgia powerhouse players in wide receiver Isiah Bond, running back Justice Haynes, offensive lineman Seth McLaughlin and defensive back Jake Pope.


— Isaiah Autry, offensive lineman, Itawamba Agricultural (Mississippi)

— Ashton Hampton, cornerback, Florida State University School (Florida)

— Brandon Jacob, Security, Evans, Florida

— Jon Mitchell, cornerback, Mandarin, Florida

— Jamonta Waller, defenseman, Picayune (Mississippi)


— Justin Baker, running back, Buford, Georgia

— Micah DeBose, offensive tackle, Vigor (Alabama), Georgia commitment

— Eli Owens, tight end, Alcoa, Tennessee


— Anthony “Tank” Jones, Episcopal of St Paul, Alabama

Tide returns to top six for elite 2024

Class of 2024 running back James Peoples, a native of San Antonio, Texas, has posted his six best schools, including Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and TCU. While the Crimson Tide is the only current SEC program on that list, Thursday’s news of conference expansion in 2024 will see the Longhorns and Sooners join the league when Peoples debuts in college.

Earlier this week, Peoples spoke to the Rivals, listing Alabama’s developmental track record as one of the main reasons the Crimson Tide was included among its favorites.

“If you put in the effort, the fruits of your labor will be earned,” Peoples said. “Maybe it’s a point where I don’t play for my first two years or so, but when I get the chance, I’ll be much more developed. They know what it takes to get where I want to get to. I haven’t been to Alabama yet and it’s something I can’t wait to experience.”

2024 TE disengages from the Crimson Tide

Tight end Martavious Collins, a four-star player who is the fifth recruit to his position, disengaged from Alabama on Monday. The product of Rome, Ga. he thanked the Alabama staff while announcing on Twitter that his recruitment is open again.

Rivals National Recruiting Director Adam Gorney called off the disengagement earlier this week, giving him just a 3 out of 10 in his puncture factor rating.

“Collins is a talented player, but he wasn’t a stat machine in his high school years, and there are several other talented tight ends that Alabama will pursue to fill this spot and possibly even improve if the Crimson Tide gets the right player,” Gorney said. “Alabama went to the gate for tight end CJ Dippre and then it’s after Trey’Dez Green, Kylan Fox, Jaden Reddell and many others who could give a significant boost to the Tide’s 2024 class. Losing Collins, especially so early, shouldn’t keep coach Nick Saban up at night. I suspect he won’t.

Collins visited Auburn on January 14th. Now, nearly a month later, he has chosen to once again probe the recruiting waters. He originally committed to the Crimson Tide in the summer of 2022. Collins has an offer from the Tigers, as well as the likes of Georgia, Tennessee, Clemson and more.

Looking to 2024

Despite Collins’ disengagement, Alabama Football’s 2024 recruiting class is already shaping well.

Five-star quarterback Julian Sayin, the No. 4 overall in the class, remains all in on the Crimson Tide. The Ohio State Buckeyes recently targeted the caller of the Star Signal with an offer, but as of now, nothing appears to have changed. He has been engaged since November 2022.

Alabama native Jaylen Mbakwe, the seventh ranked player in the state, committed to play at the Capstone in July 2022. Mobile linebacker Christian Sterling Dixon has visited Tuscaloosa four times and decided on Alabama in December 2022. Dixon is also a four-star and is just two points behind Mbakwe as ninth player in the state class of 2024.

The class will continue to expand in the near and distant future. With virtually a full calendar year until NSD 2024, the Alabama faithful can expect more high-profile names from across the country to be targeted by the Crimson Tide, and for more names to make known their intent to play collegiately. in crimson and white .

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