5 Offensive Recruits That Could Have an Immediate Impact for Alabama in 2014
Although absolutely loaded on the offensive side of the ball, Coach Saban doesn’t slow down when it comes to reloading offensive talent, and it all starts with recruiting. Here is a list of five incoming players that are fully capable of immediately making an impact for the Crimson Tide next season.
Kief is a tall, slim receiver that is a match-up nightmare for pretty much any cornerback who happen to be unfortunate enough to be shorter than him. At 6′ 5″, he stands head and shoulders above most defensive backs who try to cover him. He has deceptive speed and sure hands, and when he learns the college game, he could be a handful to deal with on the field.
Casher is the #1 center, according to ESPN Recruiting Nation, and although the Tide may not have an immediate need for a center right this second, having a legitimate backup center is paramount. Should Ryan Kelly get injured during the rest of his career at the Capstone (you absolutely never want to see a player get injured), Casher is good enough now to step in and not miss a beat, from a talent standpoint. If he steps in early, there will be some chemistry problems to work out on the offensive line, but given Mario Cristobal’s history of offensive linemen, we think he’ll do just fine.
An intelligent young man that can flat out play the game of football. Every coach wants a player like this, and Coach Saban can’t afford to miss out on Pierschbacher. An offensive lineman from the Midwest, Pierschbacher is one of the best guards in the entire country. Strengthening the offensive line should be priority number one for Coach Saban and Coach Cristobal, and adding Pierschbacher only further solidifies an already stout recruiting class.
Cameron Robinson, across many recruiting websites, is the top offensive lineman in the country. There isn’t much about his game that can be criticized. He’s an absolute monster in run blocking, and, although his pass blocking could improve, there’s just not many flaws in the way he plays. He’s fully capable of contributing immediately under Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin’s offense.
Scarbrough, once a Northridge Jaguar and Tuscaloosa County High Wildcat, before transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, is transferring back to County High to graduate in his home town. But before that happens, Coach Saban really hopes to get his letter of intent through the fax machine. He is an offensive weapon that every school in the country would love to have, and barring any unsuspecting surprises, Scarbrough will be dressing in the crimson uniforms and consistently making big plays for the next few years.