February 5th, which is National Signing Day 2020, is just a short 103 days away.
The University of Alabama’s Class of 2020 is starting to finalize, with the missing pieces starting to fall into place. The Crimson Tide currently has 23 commits for 2020 and is still waiting to hear from a few more blue-chip players like Jordan Burch, Zachary Evans, and Darnell Washington.
Commitments from any of those aforementioned players could move Alabama above Clemson in the overall team rankings for the top class in the nation.
In the meantime, work is already being done on the Class of 2021 and it is never too early to get a glimpse at who might be in the mix for the Crimson Tide.
This weekend in Tuscaloosa, four-star offensive tackle Wyatt Milum and three-star defensive end Trinity Bell will be on unofficial visits as the Crimson Tide hosts Arkansas for homecoming at Bryant-Denny Stadium (Saturday, 6 p.m. CT, ESPN).
The Crimson Tide already has two commits for 2021: Four-stars, quarterback Drake Maye and cornerback Latrell McCutchin.
Maye, the brother of North Carolina basketball standout Luke Maye, committed to the Crimson Tide back in July. He sits as the seventh-best pro-style signal caller in this class according to 247Sports.
Rivals lists McCutchin as the third-best cornerback in the nation.
Ultimately, due to his size and play-style he could make the move over to safety. The Austin, Texas, native can tackle exceptionally well in space and has great hands for a defensive back.
Who is next?
Here are some possibilities:
Five-star OT Tommy Brockermeyer (All-Saints Episcopal - Fort Worth, TX)
With a frame of 6-foot-6 and 285 pounds, Brockermeyer has a chance to be one of the elite left tackle prospects. His quick feet and upper body strength help him stand out amongst everyone else. He visited Tuscaloosa over the summer, but it will take a lot of convincing from the Crimson Tide to leave his home state because his father, Blake Brockermeyer, played at Texas and his older brother, Luke, is currently a linebacker with the Longhorns.
Five-star CB Tony Grimes (Princess Anne - Virginia Beach, VA)
Grimes does a really good job at jamming receivers at the line of scrimmage and has the speed to cover deep ball throws over the top. The 247sports composite has him listed as the No. 1 cornerback in the nation. The Crimson Tide made his final 13 schools, along with Virginia Tech, which seem to be in the lead to acquire his services.
Five-star DE Tunmise Adeleye (Thompkins - Katy, TX)
Adeleye is a big, strong linemen who can get out in space and make hard-hitting tackles. He knows how to use his hands really well against opposing offensive linemen to break through into the pocket. 247sports ranks him as the 25th-best player in the nation and the third-best at his position. He took an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa in the spring and listed the Crimson Tide as one of the frontrunners.
Five-star CB Ga’Quincy McKinstry (Pinson Valley - Pinson, AL)
The top player in the Yellowhammer State is a 6-foot defensive back who has elite speed and great twitch. He can play both receiver and corner as his ball skills are off the charts. His 247sports professional player comparison is current Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters. McKinstry is just a freakish athlete, who holds multiple Division-1 basketball scholarships as well. The Crimson Tide will have to fend off familiar foes, Auburn and Clemson, to land McKinstry.
Four-star WR Chris Hilton (Zachary - Zachary, LA)
Hilton might not be the tallest receiver at 5-foot-11, but he can jump with the best of them. He won a Louisiana 5A state title in high jumping as a freshman. His 40-yard dash time clocks in at 4.45 and that kind of elusive speed allows him to get separation from defenders down the field. Rivals ranks Hilton as the ninth-best receiver in this class. The battle for his services might very well come down to LSU and the Crimson Tide.