Alabama Football Signs 15 Student-Athletes on First Day of Early Signing Period
The University of Alabama announced that 15 student-athletes have signed letters of intent to play football with the Crimson Tide on the first day of the early signing period on Wednesday.
The 15 total players includes one junior college signee and come from 10 states – Florida (5), South Carolina (2), Alabama (1), California (1), Indiana (1), Louisiana (1), Maryland (1), Pennsylvania (1), Tennessee (1) and Utah (1).
As of 4 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Alabama’s 2018 signing class was ranked No. 5 nationally by 247Sports and No. 6 by ESPN and Rivals.
As listed by position, the Crimson Tide add to its roster four linebackers, three defensive backs, two defensive linemen, two offensive linemen, one punter, one running back, one wide receiver and one athlete.
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The early signees include OLB Eyabi Anoma (Baltimore, Md./St. Frances Academy), DB Jalyn Armour-Davis (Mobile, Ala./St. Paul’s Episcopal), DL Christian Barmore (Philadelphia, Pa./Neumann Goretti), ATH Slade Bolden (West Monroe, La./West Monroe), OL Tommy Brown (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei), OLB Jordan Davis (Memphis, Tenn./Southwind), P Skyler DeLong (Fort Mill, S.C./Nation Ford), OL Emil Ekiyor Jr. (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral), RB Jerome Ford (Seffner, Fla./Armwood), DB Josh Jobe (Miami, Fla./Cheshire Academy), OLB Cameron Latu (Salt Lake City, Utah/Olympus), OLB Jarez Parks (Sebastian, Fla./River), junior college DB Saivion Smith (St. Petersburg, Fla./IMG Academy/LSU/Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College), WR Xavier Williams (Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna Prep) and DL Stephon Wynn (Anderson, S.C./IMG Academy).
Among the 15 players are:
- One five-star prospect (by at least one of the following: 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN): Eyabi Anoma
- Thirteen four-star prospects: Jalyn Armour-Davis, Christian Barmore, Slade Bolden, Tommy Brown, Jordan Davis, Emil Ekiyor Jr., Jerome Ford, Josh Jobe, Cameron Latu, Jarez Parks, Saivion Smith, Xavier Williams, Stephon Wynn Jr.
- Seven players selected to participate in the Under Armour All-American Game: Eyabi Anoma, Tommy Brown, Jordan Davis, Emil Ekiyor Jr., Saivion Smith (2016), Xavier Williams, Stephon Wynn Jr.
- Three players selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Game: Jayln Armour-Davis, Josh Jobe, Jarez Parks (2017)
- Ten players in the ESPN300: Eyabi Anoma, Jalyn Armour-Davis, Christian Barmore, Tommy Brown, Jordan Davis, Emil Ekiyor Jr., Josh Jobe, Cameron Latu, Xavier Williams, Stephon Wynn Jr.
- Two players in the Rivals100: Eyabi Anoma, Jordan Davis,
- Eleven players in the Rivals250: Eyabi Anoma, Jalyn Armour-Davis, Christian Barmore, Tommy Brown, Jordan Davis, Emil Ekiyor Jr., Josh Jobe, Cameron Latu, Jarez Parks, Xavier Williams, Stephon Wynn Jr.
- Eleven players in the 247Sports Top247: Eyabi Anoma, Jayln Armour-Davis, Christian Barmore, Tommy Brown, Jordan Davis, Emil Ekiyor Jr., Jerome Ford, Josh Jobe, Cameron Latu, Jarez Parks (2017), Stephon Wynn Jr.
- One five-star punting prospect: Skyler DeLong (Chris Sailer)
- One Gatorade State Player of the Year: Slade Bolden
See the full list of signing day players here.