Boning Up on Alabama Recruiting
On3 recruiting analyst Andrew Bone joined Matt Coulter and Lars Anderson on Big Noon Sports to talk Alabama football recruiting Thursday. Here are some nuggets.
On QB commitment Julian Sayin's senior year
"I think he had overr 2,400 yards passing and 28 total touchdowns and one interception. He will be on campus Dec. 16 for both practice. He completed 75 per cent of his passes."
Bone reminded listeners that even though December signees can enroll early and practice, they can't play in bowl games.
On how staffs handle the transfer portal
"Alabama has a huge budget and have a lot of people in there working the transfer portal and high school kids. There's not necessarily one guy. I think they know what they're doing.
"The key is NIL. You don't know what kids are getting offered and what you'll have to fork out.
"You don't sign until Dec. 20. It will be interesting to see how things pan out."
On Ty Simpson and Kadyn Proctor
"Proctor has the size and athleticism. 6-5, 350-plus. He got thrown into the fire right away. He has developed unbelievable and is going to be an All-American.
"I'm not sure what's going to happen there. You can see it going either way [staying or portal]. The way NIL is these days a lot of opportunities get presented to kids. Does Ty test the waters? Maybe, but I could also see him riding it out. We'll have to wait and see."
On how Alabama could complete its '24 haul
"One guy we're watching closely is 6-4, 260-pound Steve Mboumoua. This is his third visit from Canada by way of Africa.
"Another guy on the offensive line is Favour Edwin, [a 6-5 300-pound tackle who plays in McDonough, GA but is also originally from Africa].
"Running back wise we're still watching.
"Big announcement this weekend. Does Ryan Williams of Saraland announce a reclassification on Sunday?"
[That is the hope and it would be HUGE for both this class and Bama's receiving corps.]
As an aside, Bone didn't mention it but Bama had a lot of eggs in the basket of the nation's top offensive tackle Jordan Seaton, who choise Colorado and 'Coach Prime' Thursday. That explains the sudden hard look at Edwin.
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