Alabama football made no additions to its No. 1 class of 2023 on National Signing Day after signing 26 high school recruits and two junior college transfers in the early signing phase in December.
His full attention is and will be on the class of 2024 and beyond. It’ll be tough for Alabama to top its 2023 class, which is one of the all-time bests according to the 247Sports Composite.
Here’s a look at Alabama’s commitments in early 2024, the state recruits it wants to keep at home, and a few overseas names to know.
The Crimson Tide’s top commit is 6ft 1, 195lb five-star Southern California quarterback Sayin. Sayin is the nation’s 15th recruit and 2nd quarterback. Alabama will likely sign a quarterback after signing two in the Class of 2023.
Clay-Chalkville State cornerback Mbakwe is arguably his most significant engagement as the No. 1 recruit in the state and No. 33 overall. He primarily played receiver in high school but is the nation’s No. 5 cornerback.
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Thompson, a 6-3 and 200-pound receiver from Foley, was the first commit for 2024, deciding a month ahead of Mbakwe last June.
Alabama must fend off Thompson competitors after telling On3: “I will keep making visits. I would say my commitment is currently around 60%.”
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The Mobile Christian 6-3 Edge signed to Alabama after logging more than 170 tackles as a junior.
Rome (Georgia)’s Commitment is a 6-3, 241-pound athlete who could create tight-end matchup nightmares.
Beaman, a four-star defenseman from the Birmingham recruiting forge, is receiving significant interest from Alabama, Clemson and Georgia.
Alabama recently offered the Hoover four-star linebacker. Alabama kicker Will Reichard is the last Buccaneer to re-sign with Alabama in the Class of 2019.
Shaw, the No. 205 recruit in the nation, could end the streak if Alabama holds off Georgia, Auburn and other suitors. He was a 7A First-Team All-State selection as a junior.
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The Tuscaloosa native, the four-star Northridge defenseman visited Auburn, Florida State, Florida and Tennessee this month. He visited Alabama several game days in the fall and received an offer last winter.
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Burnette has one of the most impressive running back frames in the country at 6-1 and 210 pounds. The four-star player rushed for more than 1,400 yards as a junior after surpassing 2,000 yards as a sophomore. The strong ball carrier is expected to sign in early summer.
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The Tuscaloosa County running back’s recruiting skyrocketed during his junior season when he received an offer from Alabama. The four-star all-state selection will unveil the favorites to sign him this spring.
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Alabama coach Nick Saban traveled to Pike Road to offer the three-star fullback in person. The 6-3, 270-pounder’s brother is Auburn defenseman Marcus Harris.
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Like Riley, the Booker T. Washington linebacker was offered by Alabama at the end of his junior season. Phillips, 6-3 and 225 pounds, has just 12 Power Five offers and Auburn was the first to make him an offer.
The Clay-Chalkville linebacker received an offer from Alabama in January. Barber, 6ft, 205lbs, leads the Clay-Chalkville defense, which allowed just 8.3 points per game in his junior season. He has few offers.
Craver, a 5-9, 160-pound wide receiver, is one of the most explosive athletes in the state. The Clay Chalkville junior exploded on stage after winning a state championship as a sophomore. He received an offer from Alabama last January and will visit additional campuses this spring.
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Out-of-state recruits you need to know
KJ Bolden, Buford (Georgia), p
Zabien Brown, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California), CB
Daniel Calhoun, Centennial (Roswell, Georgia), OT
Dealyn Evans, Pine Tree (Texas), DL (Texas A&M Commitment)
Corian Gipson, Lancaster (Texas), p
Aeryn Hampton, Dangerfield (Texas), WR
Terrance Hibbler Jr., Holmes County (Mississippi), DL
Daniel Hill, Meridian (Mississippi), LB
Jacob Smith, The Loomis Chaffee School (Windsor, Connecticut), Rand
Jerod Smith, The Loomis Chaffee School (Windsor, Connecticut), DL