Mark Freeman Visits Former Warriors and Future Tide Threats
Former Alabama alumnus and Thompson High School head coach Mark Freeman visited Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday to visit his former Warriors players that now attend The Capstone: Jeremiah Alexander, Trequon Fegans, and Amari Kight.
Jeremiah Alexander, an edge, committed to the Tide in July of 2021, officially signed on National Signing Day, December 15, 2021, and enrolled at Alabama in January of 2022. He aided Thompson into three 7A State titles and one 7A runner-up award. Alexander ranked in ESPN 300's class of 2022: No. 19 nationally, No. 3 defensive end prospect, and the No. 1 prospect in the state of Alabama.
Alexander's rankings speak for themselves, but what makes him such a dynamic threat, however, is his quick feet that plows him through the opponent's offensive line, putting even more pressure onto the quarterback, forcing hurried passes if the ball can get out of his hands in time.
"A strong physically developed prospect, Alexander appears ready to contribute sooner rather than later in situations unique to his skill set at the next level, projecting to a 3-4 edge backer with the ability to play the 6,7, and 9-techniques. Will add value on multiple special teams units," said Cooper Petagna, national recruiting analyst from 247Sports.
Trequon Fegans, a cornerback, committed to the Tide in October of 2021, officially signed on National Signing Day, December 15, 2021, and enrolled at The Capstone in January of 2022. He ranks No. 67 nationally, No. 9 cornerback prospect, and the No. 4 prospect out of Alabama in ESPN 300's class of 2022 rankings.
Similar to Alexander, Fegans has good speed, but what makes him a threat defensively is his awareness around the field. He can move to the opposite side of the field in a matter of seconds, gets a step ahead of the receivers, and has a good jump, forcing picks and batted balls.
"Longer reach helps shrink throwing windows and makes him super competitive in jump-ball situations. Not afraid to make a face-up tackle and will get low when needed. Has doubled as a running back throughout much of his prep career and ripped off his fair share of big gains. Also dangerous in the return game, especially on punts," said Andrew Ivins, southeast recruiting analyst for 247Sports.
Amari Kight, an offensive tackle, is from the recruiting class of 2019. He has seen time in ten Tide games since starting in Tuscaloosa, including seven last season. His big build (6'7, 322 lbs,) overpowers the opponent's defense, forcing gaps for offensive weapons, and alleviating some defensive pressure for his quarterback.
"Light-footed athlete that has fluidity for a big man. Has the length and agility combination to be an elite college tackle," said Barton Simmons, former director of scouting for 247Sports.
Alabama's annual A-Day is Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 2 p.m. CST. Admission is free.