Alabama football fans have long known that the expectation in Tuscaloosa is to recruit at an elite level. This staff has hit its stride, and seems to be rolling with top prospects across the nation.
The 2021 class for the Alabama football program currently sits at 19 commitments. Expect Alabama to accept between 25 and 27 commitments for this class. Here we take a look at who we believe will finish the class should Alabama only take six additional commitments.
Tunmise Adeleye, top strongside defensive end prosepct. Katy, TX.
For me personally, Tunmise Adeleye is right up near the top as far as prospects that I’d like to see join this Alabama class of 2021. For a couple weeks, it was looking like the University of Florida may have been seizing some momentum, but with the recent commitment of DT QB Jalen Milroe, it is looking more and more like Tunmise may have Tuscaloosa on his mind.
William Griffin-Parker. OL. Nashville, TN.
Coach Kyle Flood has already pieced together one of the best offensive line classes in Crimson Tide history. Alabama looks to add one more piece to that puzzle, and in my opinion Parker is the one. Although criminally underrated, William has everything you want in an elite interior offensive lineman. Don’t let those 3 stars fool you Tide fans, this young man is the real deal.
Robbie Ouzts. TE. Rock Hill, SC.
The Crimson Tide are still in need of a tight end for the class of 2021. Having named a top two of Virginia Tech and Alabama, I belive Ouzts will be the one to fill that void. At 6-4 and 240 pounds, Robbie has everything you look for in a true tight end. Yet another guy that plays way higher than his ranking would suggest.
Brian Thomas Jr. WR. Walker, LA.
In the event that Alabama adds another wide receiver to the class of 2021, my pick would be Brian Thomas Jr. Thomas is no doubt one of the best receiver prospects in the country. Standing at 6-4, he is a “Julio Jones-esque” type with his build and his talent. The home state Tigers of LSU will be very tough to beat, but Thomas has remained in consistent contact with the Tide staff, and may ultimately be the final piece in an incredible wide receiver class for the Crimson Tide.
GaQuincy “Kool-Aid” McKinstry. CB. Pinson, AL.
There is no doubt about who may be the top remaining target at cornerback for the Crimson Tide in the 2021 class. Boasting offers from nearly every major football program in the nation, McKinstry is no doubt a future NFL corner. Coach Nick Saban and his Alabama football staff typically don’t miss on the top talent from inside the state of Alabama. All eyes will be on GaQuincy McKinstry to see if this trend continues.
Xavian Sorey. OLB. Bradenton, FL.
Last but certainly not least is a young man who in my opinion is one of the best outside linebackers in the class of 2021. Sorey has the size, intangibles, and athleticism to be an absolute force should he roll with Tide come commitment day. While this particular recruitment looks to truly be a battle between Florida, UGA, and Alabama, I belive his long-standing relationship with Coach Sal Sunseri will ultimately prove to be the deciding factor here.
There are others who are definitely in play here for the 2021 class for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama fans should definitely keep an eye on guys like Terrion Arnold, Shemar Turner, Shambre Jackson, and Jalen Shead just to name a few. Regardless of which prospects eventually end up finishing out this class for Alabama, the 2021 class is absolutely loaded. This class and the class of 2020 have met nearly every need for the Crimson Tide. I feel confident in my prediction that Alabama would land the number one recruiting class in the nation for 2021. With the Tide coaching staff hitting it’s stride, Bama fans should be looking for a big time finish.
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Ricky L. Green is the lead recruiting analyst for Team Tide Talk. Follow him on Twitter @BamaRLG. Always feel free to reach out with questions and comments. Roll Tide.
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