Forty-four high school football players from the state of Alabama are on the watch list for the Sports Illustrated All-American team for 2020.
The 44 student-athletes from Alabama represent the sixth-most from a single state behind Florida (142), Texas (129), Georgia (84), California (79), and North Carolina (54). After Alabama, the top 10 is rounded out by Ohio (37), Virginia (31), Michigan (30) and Maryland (28).
For a breakdown of which of the 1,000 SIAA nominees from across the nation have verbally committed to or are considering Alabama and Auburn as their college choice, head to:
Video highlights, scouting analyses and a list of each player’s college verbal commitment and/or top college contenders can be found on their bio pages, broken down by state, at SIAllAmerican.com.
The Alabama honorees, listed here by city/town, are:
- Almarion Crim - 6-3 / 285 / OL from Adamsville, Ala.
- Sam Reynolds - 5-10 / 175 / WR from Alabaster, Ala.
- Trinity Bell - 6-7 / 250 / ATH from Albertville, Ala.
- JonDarius Morgan - 6-4 / 320 / OT from Birmingham, Ala.
- Jeremiah Williams - 6-4 / 220 / DE from Birmingham, Ala.
- Tim Keenan - 6-2 / 340 / DT from Birmingham, Ala.
- Deshun Murrell Jr. - 5-11 / 185 / RB from Centreville, Ala.
- Barylre Davenport - 6-4 / 224 / DE from Chickasaw, Ala.
- Trent Battle - 6-1 / 190 / QB from Daphne, Ala.
- Jay Jones - 6-0 / 189 / CB from Demopolis, Ala.
- Jaylin White - 5-10 / 185 / RB from Dothan, Ala.
- Jarris Williams - 5-10 / 184 / RB from Eight Mile, Ala.
- Lamarcus Brown - 6-2 / 180 / from Eight Mile, Ala.
- Joshua McCray - 6-1 / 207 / RB from Enterprise, Ala.
- Riley Leonard - 6-4 / 190 / QB Fairhope, Ala.
- Malachi Bennett - 6-2 / 180 / WR from Fairfield, Ala.
- Rod Orr - 6-7 / 296 / OL from Gadsden City, Ala.
- Will Crowder - 6-2 / 195 / QB from Gardendale, Ala.
- Eli Richey - 6-5 / 280 / OG from Greensboro, Ala.
- Micah Pettus - 6-8 / 318 / OT from Harvest, Ala.
- Dylan Betts-Pauley - 6-0 / 215 / RB from Hoover, Ala.
- Kahlil Saunders - 6-5 / 260 / DE from Huntsville, Ala.
- Tyler Bence - 6-3 / 273 / DT from Huntsville, Ala.
- Jackson West - 6-4 / 230 / TE from Huntsville, Ala.
- Jordan Mosley - 5-11 / 180 / WR from Mobile, Ala.
- Deontae Lawson - 6-3 / 210 / OLB from Mobile, Ala.
- Jaden Mosley - 6-0 / 179 / S from Mobile, Ala.
- Edwin White - 6-0 / 196 / S from Mobile, Ala.
- Ivan Shultz - 6-2 / 287 / OC from Mobile, Ala.
- Anquin Barnes - 6-5 / 299 / DT from Montgomery, Ala.
- Bernard Gooden - 6-1 / 253 / DT from Montgomery, Ala.
- Roc Taylor - 6-4 / 212 / WR from Oxford, Ala.
- Joseph McKay - 6-1 / 210 / RB from Phoenix City, Ala.
- Ga'Quincy McKinstry - 6-0 / 175 / ATH from Pinson, Ala.
- Christian Lewis - 6-3 / 185 / WR from Pleasant Grove, Ala.
- Ian Jackson - 6-3 / 215 / OLB from Prattville, Ala.
- Lee Hunter - 6-5 / 290 / OT from Prichard, Ala.
- Dylan Brooks - 6-5 / 225 / DE from Roanoke, Ala.
- Edgar Amaya - 6-3 / 300 / OG from Russellville, Ala.
- Micah Gaffney - 6-1 / 160 / CB from Spanish Fort, Ala.
- Christian Burkhalter - 6-5 / 230 / ATH from Spanish Fort, Ala.
- Armoni Goodwin - 5-9 / 185 / RB from Trussville, Ala.
- Kamari Lassiter - 5-11 / 165 / CB from Tuscaloosa, Ala.
- Cam Jeffery - 6-1 / 195 / RB from Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The evaluation process will continue throughout the season “until the list of 1,000 contenders coalesces around just 25 young men who can say proudly they are the best of the best -- they are Sports Illustrated All-Americans,” said SI Director of Football Recruiting John Garcia Jr.
Sports Illustrated will narrow the candidates to 250 in October, 99 in November and then announce a first-team of 25, second-team of 25 and an honorable mention group in December. The first-team selections will be invited to the SI Sportsperson of the Year banquet.
Over the coming weeks, SI will unveil its preseason top 10 for each of 14 position groups (kicking off with quarterbacks this week). SI will unveil its initial preseason top 99 ranking, the SI99, on August 24.