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 2016.

The January enrollees include junior college offensive lineman Charles Baldwin (Windsor, Conn./ASA College), linebacker Christian Bell (Hoover, Ala./Hoover), tight end Miller Forristall (Cartersville, Ga./Cartersville), quarterback Jalen Hurts (Channelview, Texas/Channelview), defensive back Shawn Jennings (Dadeville, Ala./Dadeville), offensive lineman Chris Owens (Arlington, Texas/Arlington), wide receiver T.J. Simmons (Pinson, Ala./Clay-Chalkville) and offensive lineman Jonah Williams (Folsom, Calif./Folsom).

2016 Alabama January Enrollees

Name                                Pos.        Class       Hometown/Previous School(s)

Charles Baldwin                OL           Jr.           Windsor, Conn./Windsor/ASA College Brooklyn

Christian Bell                    LB           Fr.           Hoover, Ala./Hoover

Miller Forristall                 TE           Fr.           Cartersville, Ga./Cartersville

Jalen Hurts                        QB          Fr.           Channelview, Texas/Channelview

Shawn Jennings                 DB          Fr.           Dadeville, Ala./Dadeville

Chris Owens                      OL           Fr.           Arlington, Texas/Lamar

T.J. Simmons                     WR         Fr.           Pinson, Ala./Clay-Chalkville

Jonah Williams                  OL           Fr.           Folsom, Calif./Folsom