Two veterans not on Alabama's updated roster, with early-enrollees added

Christopher Walsh

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It turns out that early enrollee Antonio Alfano’s claim to have gained 17 pounds since arriving at the University of Alabama in January may not mean that’s how much weight he’s gained overall.

According to the Crimson Tide’s updated roster, which includes everything from measurables to jersey numbers for the 15 early enrollees, he’s up to 290 pounds.

That’s just five more than his listed signing-day weight of 285.

Regardless, Alabama is trying to put some weight on the player that 247Sports rated as the best prospect in the nation.

"Well, we recruited him as a defensive end,” Nick Saban said on National Signing Day.

It came a few hours after Alfano said during Alabama’s signing-day show: “I’ve been here for like a month, and I’ve already gained 17 pounds since I’ve been here, just from working out and eating and that stuff.”

Instead, the biggest weight change has been with defensive lineman Justin Ebiogbe, who has gone from 263 pounds to 284.

Regardless, Alfano will wear No. 56 during the spring, with Ebiogbe in No. 92 — what Quinnen Williams wore.

3 John Metchie, WR, 6-0, 195, Hightstown, N.J./The Peddie School

5 Taulia Tagovailoa, QB, 5-11, 209, Alabaster, Ala./Thompson

11 Jeffery “Scooby” Carter, DB, 6-0, 186, Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield Legacy

15 Paul Tyson, QB, 6-5 218, Trussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville

16 Will Reichard, K, 6-1, 185, Hoover, Ala./Hoover

35 Shane Lee, LB, 6-0, 246, Baltimore, Md./St. Frances Academy

44 Kevin Harris II LB 6-4 224 Loganville, Ga./Grayson

51 Tanner Bowles OL 6-5 280 Glasgow, Ky./Glasgow

56 Antonio Alfano DL 6-4 290 Colonia, N.J./Colonia

71 Darrian Dalcourt OL 6-3 292 Baltimore, Md./St. Frances

72 Pierce Quick OL 6-5 285 Trussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville

73 Evan Neal OL 6-7 360 Okeechobee, Fla./IMG Academy

78 Amari Knight OL 6-7 312 Alabaster, Ala./Thompson

92 Justin Ebiogbe DL 6-5 284 Forest Park, Ga./Forest Park

94 DJ Dale DL 6-3 314 Pinson, Ala./Clay-Chalkville

Meanwhile, two veteran players are no longer listed on Alabama’s roster, redshirt sophomore defensive back Kyriq McDonald, who recently added his name to the NCAA transfer portal, and redshirt senior offensive lineman Elliot Baker.

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Alfano weighed 275 at the All-American bowl in January.