The University of Alabama announced that 14 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play football with the Crimson Tide Wednesday, joining 12 players who enrolled at the Capstone in January and will compete in spring practice later this semester.

The 26 total players, including 12 mid-year enrollees, come from eight states – Alabama (7), Florida (5), Louisiana (5), Texas (4), California (2), Hawai’i (1), Georgia (1) and Kentucky (1).

As of 3:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Alabama’s 2017 signing class ranked No. 1 in the country by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout.

As listed by position, the Crimson Tide add to its roster four offensive linemen, four linebackers, four wide receivers, three defensive linemen, three defensive backs, two quarterbacks, two running backs, two tight ends and one athlete.

The January enrollees include junior college OL Elliot Baker (San Francisco, Calif./Archbishop Riordan/City College of San Francisco), junior college DL Isaiah Buggs (Ruston, La./Ruston/Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College), LS Thomas Fletcher (Georgetown, Texas/IMG Academy), RB Najee Harris (Antioch, Calif./Antioch), WR Jerry Jeudy (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach), DB Kyriq McDonald (Madison, Ala./James Clemens), LB Dylan Moses (Baton Rouge, La./IMG Academy), OL Alex Leatherwood (Pensacola, Fla./Booker T. Washington), WR Tyrell Shavers (Lewisville, Texas/Lewisville), QB Tua Tagovailoa (Ewa Beach, Hawai’i/St. Louis), TE Major Tennison (Flint, Texas/Bullard) and ATH Chadarius Townsend (Tanner, Ala./Tanner).

The Crimson Tide had eight players enroll in the spring each of the past three years, seven in 2013, seven in 2012, nine in 2011, 11 in 2010 and four in 2009.

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Among the 26 players are:

  • 12 five-star prospects (at least one of the following: 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN & Scout): Elliot Baker, Isaiah Buggs, VanDarius Cowan, Najee Harris, Jerry Jeudy, Alex Leatherwood, Dylan Moses, LaBryan Ray, Henry Ruggs III, Devonta Smith, Tua Tagovailoa, Jedrick Wills
  • 13 four-star prospects (at least one of the following: 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN & Scout: Chris Allen, Markail Benton, Kedrick James, Mac Jones, Phil Mathis, Kyriq McDonald, Xavier McKinney, Kendall Randolph, Brian Robinson, Tyrell Shavers, Major Tennison, Chadarius Townsend, Daniel Wright
  • 10 players participated in the Under Armour All-America Game – Chris Allen, Markail Benton, Jerry Jeudy, Alex Leatherwood, Phil Mathis, Xavier McKinney, Dylan Moses, LaBryan Ray, Jedrick Wills, Daniel Wright
  • 5 players participated in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl – Najee Harris, Kendall Randolph, Henry Ruggs III, Devonta Smith, Tua Tagovailoa
  • 3 members of the 2016 Parade All-America Football Team – Najee Harris, Alex Leatherwood, Dylan Moses
  • 4 members of USA Today’s 2016 All-USA High School Football Team – Najee Harris, Jerry Jeudy, Alex Leatherwood, Dylan Moses
  • 21 players in the ESPN300 – Chris Allen, Markail Benton, VanDarius Cowan, Najee Harris, Kedrick James, Jerry Jeudy, Alex Leatherwood, Phil Mathis, Xavier McKinney, Dylan Moses, Kendall Randolph, LaBryan Ray, Brian Robinson, Henry Ruggs III, Tyrell Shavers, Devonta Smith, Tua Tagovailoa, Major Tennison, Chadarius Townsend, Jedrick Wills, Daniel Wright
  • 11 players in the Rivals100 – VanDarius Cowan, Najee Harris, Jerry Jeudy, Alex Leatherwood, Xavier McKinney, Dylan Moses, LaBryan Ray, Brian Robinson, DeVonta Smith, Tua Tagovailoa, Jedrick Wills
  • 20 players in the Rivals250 – Chris Allen, Markail Benton, VanDarius Cowan, Najee Harris, Jerry Jeudy, Mac Jones, Alex Leatherwood, Phil Mathis, Xavier McKinney, Dylan Moses, Kendall Randolph, LaBryan Ray, Brian Robinson, Henry Ruggs III, Tyrell Shavers, DeVonta Smith, Tua Tagovailoa, Chadarius Townsend, Jedrick Wills, Daniel Wright
  • 19 players in the 247Sports Top247 – Chris Allen, Markail Benton, VanDarius Cowan, Najee Harris, Jerry Jeudy, Alex Leatherwood, Phil Mathis, Xavier McKinney, Dylan Moses, Kendall Randolph, LaBryan Ray, Brian Robinson, Henry Ruggs III, Tyrell Shavers, DeVonta Smith, Tua Tagovailoa, Chadarius Townsend, Jedrick Wills, Daniel Wright
  • 19 players in the Scout300 – Chris Allen, Markail Benton, VanDarius Cowan, Najee Harris, Jerry Jeudy, Alex Leatherwood, Phil Mathis, Xavier McKinney, Dylan Moses, Kendall Randolph, LaBryan Ray, Brian Robinson, Henry Ruggs III, Tyrell Shavers, DeVonta Smith, Tua Tagovailoa, Chadarius Townsend, Jedrick Wills, Daniel Wright
  • 14 players on the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team – Chris Allen, Markail Benton, VanDarius Cowan, Najee Harris, Jerry Jeudy, Alex Leatherwood, Xavier McKinney, Dylan Moses, LaBryan Ray, Brian Robinson, Tyrell Shavers, DeVonta Smith, Tua Tagovailoa, Jedrick Wills

 

 

2017 ALABAMA SIGNING DAY ROSTER

Early Enrollees (12)

NAME                                               POS            HT              WT             CL               HOMETOWN/SCHOOL                                 

Elliot Baker                                      OL               6-7              295             Jr.               San Francisco, Calif./Archbishop Riordan/ City College of San Francisco

Isaiah Buggs                                   DL               6-5              290             Jr.               Ruston, La./Ruston/Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Thomas Fletcher                          LS                6-2              220             Fr.               Georgetown, Texas/IMG Academy

Najee Harris                                   RB               6-2              225             Fr.               Antioch, Calif./Antioch

Jerry Jeudy                                     WR             6-1              175             Fr.               Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach

Alex Leatherwood                       OL               6-6              327             Fr.               Pensacola, Fla./Booker T. Washington

Kyriq McDonald                            DB              5-11           190             Fr.               Madison, Ala./James Clemens

Dylan Moses                                  LB               6-3              235             Fr.               Baton Rouge, La./IMG Academy

Tyrell Shavers                                WR             6-6              202             Fr.               Lewisville, Texas/Lewisville

Tua Tagovailoa                              QB              6-1              215             Fr.               Ewa Beach, Hawai’i/St. Louis

Major Tennison                            TE               6-5              240             Fr.               Flint, Texas/Bullard

Chadarius Townsend                  ATH            6-0              190             Fr.               Tanner, Ala./Tanner

 

Signees (14)

NAME                                               POS            HT              WT             CL               HOMETOWN/SCHOOL                                 

Chris Allen                                       LB               6-4              234             Fr.               Baton Rouge, La./Southern Lab School

Markail Benton                             LB               6-2              237             Fr.               Phenix City, Ala./Central

VanDarius Cowan                        LB               6-4              226             Fr.               Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./Palm Beach Gardens

Kedrick James                               TE               6-5              245             Fr.               Waco, Texas/La Vega

Mac Jones                                       QB              6-2              185             Fr.               Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School

Phil Mathis                                      DL               6-4              287             Fr.               Monroe, La./Neville

Xavier McKinney                          DB              6-1              192             Fr.               Roswell, Ga./Roswell

Kendall Randolph                         OL               6-4              310             Fr.               Madison, Ala./Bob Jones

LaBryan Ray                                    DL               6-5              275             Fr.               Madison, Ala./James Clemens

Brian Robinson                              RB               6-1              224             Fr.               Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest

Henry Ruggs III                              WR             6-0              175             Fr.               Montgomery, Ala./Lee

Devonta Smith                              WR             6-1              165             Fr.               Amite, La./Amite

Jedrick Wills                                    OL               6-5              318             Fr.               Lexington, Ky./Lafayette

Daniel Wright                                 DB              6-1              187             Fr.               Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd Anderson