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With Whitley and SDH already in the fold, I thought might be a good time to look at others Bama is recruiting at LB (with an emphasis on the LBs that have shown a lot of interest in Bama).
JACK and SAM LBs: Dante Sawyer and Lorenzo Carter (Ronnie Clark might fit here as well as a SAM). Sawyer could commit anytime and our mods seem to be confident on him although his crystal ball is now at 50/50. I'm waiting for TWatts to jump in there and break the tie. There's a long way to go, but Lorenzo Carter seems to be all Bama at this point (11 predictions in the crystal ball - all predicting Bama). And Ronnie Clark could commit to Bama any day now.
MIKE and WILL LBs: As we all know now, ZW and SDH are both committed to play for the good guys next fall. Tre Williams and Ronnie Clark (I think this is Ronnie's most likely college position) are both strong possibilities at this point. As already mentioned, Clark could pop at anytime, and I really feel like we'd be in great shape for Tre if the staff were to make a real push for him. Clifton Garrett also expressed a lot of interest after his visit to Bama, but it's hard to say right now how likely it is that he ends up here. Jacob Pugh is another possibility here, but he has a lot of interest in FSU and I'm wondering if our staff will cool on him a little now that they have two ILBs already committed.
Prediction: I think there is a good chance we could end up with Zach Whitley, SDH, Ronnie Clark, Dante Sawyer, Lorenzo Carter, and Tre Williams/Clifton Garrett (I use "/" because I'm really not sure the staff could take both). Now the questions are: Will we take that many LBs in this class which supposedly has limited space, and could this class possibly have more star power than the 2012 LB class (Anderson, Ragland, Hayes, Devall, Lee)?
I think the answer is yes to both of those questions for a couple of reasons. Tyler Hayes is already gone from the team and Walker Jones (I think) is likely to play H-Back instead of ILB. What say you?
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4-5 is the number. wouldn't count clark as an lb.
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