Alabama announced Wednesday that eight student-athletes have begun classes at the University and will be eligible to participate in spring practice with the Crimson Tide in 2015.

The January enrollees include quarterback Blake Barnett (Corona, Calif./Santiago), running back DeSherrius Flowers (Mobile, Ala./Vigor), safety Ronnie Harrison (Tallahassee, Fla./FSU University School), offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy (Wetumpka, Ala./Wetumpka), running back Bo Scarbrough (Northport, Ala./Tuscaloosa County), defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor (Millen, Ga./Jenkins County/Georgia), safety Deionte Thompson (Orange, Texas/West Orange-Stark) and offensive lineman Dallas Warmack (Atlanta, Ga./Mays).

All eight of the Crimson Tide's January enrollees are at least four-star prospects with Barnett, Scarbrough and Thompson five-star prospects. Barnett is considered the top dual-threat quarterback in the nation by 247Sports and Rivals.com while ESPN ranks him as the No. 1 pocket passer. Scarbrough, who originally signed in the 2014 recruiting class, was the No. 12 player in the 2014 class by ESPN, the No. 2 athlete (Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN) and the No. 7 running back by Scout.com. Thompson is the nation’s No. 2 safety by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com.

Kennedy and Warmack, the brother for former Alabama first team All-American and first-round NFL Draft pick Chance Warmack, arrive to bolster the offensive line. Taylor comes after playing at Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) Community College where her recorded 44 tackles with 11 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.

2015 Alabama January Enrollees

Name                                Pos.        Class       Hometown/Previous School(s)

Blake Barnett                    QB          Fr.           Corona, Calif./Santiago

DeSherrius Flowers           RB           Fr.           Mobile, Ala./Vigor

Ronnie Harrison                DB          Fr.           Tallahassee, Fla./FSU University School

Brandon Kennedy              OL           Fr.           Wetumpka, Ala./Wetumpka

Bo Scarbrough                  RB           Fr.           Northport, Ala./Tuscaloosa County

Jonathan Taylor                DT           Jr.           Millen, Ga./Jenkins County/Georgia/Copiah-Lincoln

Deionte Thompson            DB          Fr.           Orange, Texas/West Orange-Stark

Dallas Warmack               OL           Fr.           Atlanta, Ga./Mays