| RECRUIT Targets Bama's looking at for the Defense

Recruiting - Top Alabama targets in 2019 (Defense) | BamaInsider.com

There are a lot of options.....

My best advice is don't get bent out of shape when one goes elsewhere. Alabama likes a lot of defenders this year especially on the defensive front and linebacker.

You will also see how many players Alabama expects to take at each position. So when a prospect like Derek Stingley (even though he remains a top target) names a top six which does not currently include Alabama don't get discouraged. A lot of names still on the recruiting board.

Alabama is in a lot better shape with top talent than it was a year ago, and have identified several targets throughout the country. So instead of having five options at linebacker (and seeing 4 go elsewhere) there are 25 options (so to speak)...

I will continue to add to this list throughout the spring and summer as I hear of more players who are considered 'takes' by Alabama. Some players may also fall off this list as more players move ahead of them during the year.

Also remember to keep in mind this is not in any set order. Players are in (star) order based on their current ranking according to Rivals.

Defensive line (5)

Nose Tackle
Ishmael Sopsher,
five-star from Amite High School in Louisiana
Mazi Smith, four-star from East Kentwood High School in Kentwood, Michigan
Hunter Spears, four-star from Sachse High School in Texas (Notre Dame commitment)
Joseph Evans, three-star from Haynesville High School in Louisiana (LSU commitment)
DJ Dale, three-star from Clay-Chalkville High School. in Alabama

Left-side defensive end
Chris Hinton, five-star from Greater Atlanta Christian in Norcross, Georgia (Michigan commitment)
Faatui Tuitele, Rivals100 from St. Louis High School in Honolulu, Hawaii
Derrick Hunter, Rivals100 from Dunbar High School in Fort Myers, Florida
Demarvin Leal, four-star from Judson High School in Converse, Texas
William Norton, four-star from Christian Brothers in Memphis
Nathan Pickering, four-star from Seminary School in Mississippi
Byron Young, four-star from West Jones High School in Laurel, Mississippi
Jaren Handy, four-star from Perry Central High School in New Augusta, Mississippi (LSU commitment)
Charles Moore, four-star from Louisville High School in Mississippi (Mississippi State commitment)
Quashon Fuller, four-star from Lehigh Acres High School in Florida (FSU commitment)
Justin Ebogibe, four-star from Forest Park High School in Georgia
Jacquaze Sorrells, four-star from Largo High School in Florida

Right-side defensive end
Zacch Pickens, five-star from T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina
Travon Walker, Rivals100 from Upson Lee High School in Thomaston, Georgia
Marcus Stripling, Rivals100 from Mayde Creek High School in Houston
Ty Robinson, four-star from Higley High School in Gilbert, Arizona
George Karlaftis, four-star from West Lafayette High School in Indiana (Purdue commitment)
Antonio Alfano, four-star from Rahway High School in New Jersey
Joseph Anderson, four-star from Siegal High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Savion Jackson, four-star from Clayton High School in North Carolina
Noah Potter, four-star from Mentor High School in Ohio
Rashad Cheney, four-star from Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Georgia (Alabama commitment)
Hakeem Beamon, four-star from Bird High School in Chesterfield, Virginia (UNC commitment)
Colt Ellison, three-star from Aledo High School in Texas

Linebackers (4-5)

Nakobe Dean, Rivals100 from Horn Lake High School in Mississippi
Trezman Marshall, four-star from Clinch County High School in Homerville, Georgia
Mohamoud Diabate, four-star from Auburn High School in Alabama
Steele Chambers, three-star from Blessed Trinity in Roswell, Georgia
Kalen Deloach, three-star from Islands High School in Savannah, Georgia
Lakia Henry, from Dodge City Community College in Kansas

Will linebacker
Henry To'oto'o, Rivals100 from De La Salle High School in Concord, California
Marcel Brooks, four-star from Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas
Christian Harris, three-star from University Lab School in Baton Rouge

Kayvon Thibodeaux, five-star from Oaks Christian in Westlake Village, California
King Mwikuta, Rivals100 from Troup County High School in LaGrange, Georgia (Alabama commitment)
Nolan Smith, Rivals100 from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida (Georgia commitment)
Khris Bogle, Rivals100 from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale
Stephen Herron, Rivals100 from Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky (Michigan commitment)
Kevin Harris, four-star from Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia
Ani Izuchukwu, four-star from Davidson Academy in Nashville (Mississippi State commitment)
Nana Osafo-Mensah, four-star from Nolan Catholic in Fort Worth, Texas
Cameron Williams, four-star from Madonna High School in Hollywood, Florida (Miami commitment)
Derrick McClendon, four-star from Tucker High School in Georgia

Brandon Smith, Rivals100 from Louisa County High School in Mineral, Virginia
Lloyd Summerall, four-star from Auburndale High School in Florida

Defensive backs (4)

Derick Stingley, five-star from Dunham High School in Baton Rouge
Chris Steele, five-star from St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California
Jeffery Carter, four-star from Aledo High School in Texas
Noa Pola-Gates, four-star from Williams Field High School in Gilbert, Arizona
Christian Williams, four-star from Daphne High School in Alabama
Sheridan Jones, four-star from Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia
Jarrian Jones, three-star cornerback from Northwest Rankin High School in Brandon, Mississippi

Brendan Gant, Rivals100 from Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Florida (Alabama commitment)
Daxton Hill, Rivals100 from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jaylen McCollough, four-star from Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, Georgia
Brandon Turnage, four-star from Lafayette High School in Oxford, Mississippi (Alabama commitment)
Tyrique Stevenson, four-star from South Dade High School in Homestead, Florida
Jalani Williams, four-star from Parkway North High School in St. Louis, Missouri
Travis Jay, three-star from Madison High School in Greenville, Florida (FSU commitment)
JaQuan Brisker, safety from Lackawanna Community College in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Bru McCoy, five-star from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California
Joshua Sanguinetti, Rivals100 from University School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jaylin Simpson, four-star from Frederica Academy in Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Maurice Hampton, three-star from Memphis University School in Memphis (LSU commitment)
K.J. Wallace, three-star from Lovett High School in Atlanta (Notre Dame commitment)

Special teams (1)
Will Reichard, three-star kicker from Hoover High School in Alabama
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