Tide Commitments Selected for Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game
The 2024 University of Alabama football signing class will be heavily represented at the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star game set for Saturday, December 16 at Carlisle H.H. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg (MS) on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi.
The six Alabama commitments selected to play in the game are:
1. Clay-Chalkville’s Jaylen Mbakwe, who earned a spot on the all-star squad at defensive back but plays quarterback for the Cougars. Mbakwe plans to enroll at UA in January.
2. Gadsden City defensive back Dre Kirpatrick Jr.
3. Linebacker Quinton Reese of Ramsay
4. Defensive lineman Jeremiah Beaman of Parker-Birmingham
5. Defensive lineman Isaia Faga of Central-Phenix City
6. Brookwood offensive lineman William Sanders
Clay-Chalkville offensive lineman JacQuan McRoy, the biggest player on the Alabama All-Star roster at 6-foot-8, 370 pounds, has committed to Oregon, and running back Kevin Riley of Tuscaloosa County has committed to the University of Miami (FL).
Also selcted for the game is Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa defensive back Travaris "TJ" Banks, who is committed t o Ole Miss.
Coaches for the game will be Head coach Ben Blackmon of Enterprise High School. who will be joined in Hattiesbug by Jeff Kelly, Saraland; Trent Taylor, Andalusia; Ronnie Jackson, Ramsay; Deric Scott, Foley; Erik Speakman, Opelika; Matt Geohagan, Bibb County; Smitty Grider, Benjamin Russell; scout coach Justin Turner, Enterprise; and administrative coaches Billy Odom, Randy White and Ken Wright.
The Alabama team includes 26 players who have already committed play collegiately at an NCAA Division I school – ranging from Oregon to the University of Miami, and 14 have already announced plans to sign with a school in the Southeastern Conference. Fourteen of the all-stars selected are still uncommitted but can use both the rest of their senior years and this game to improve their chances of earning a college scholarship.
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