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I see us having an amazing class at every position, but there is one where I believe we will have to go lower on our board to secure commits, and that is at offensive tackle. We are still in the running for Laremy Tunsil, but from what I hear, he is most likely to stay in state. Our other big targets have already committed to Texas, Michigan, OSU, and FSU respectively. I think Grant Hill could play right tackle, but who are our other tackle prospects right now, and what are our odds of landing them?
For whatever reason, other than Cyrus (who had ties) and Fluker, getting the elite big dog OT's from around the Nation to come to Bama has been a struggle. You figured with our running attack and balanced offense, it would be a highly-ranked OT's dream school.
This is in no way a reflection on our recruiting, I just think it's weird, that's all.
I agree. And we damn near lost Cyrus.
Looks like we may look JUCO once again here. Just like we did with Carpenter. I agree OT is very hard to figure out for us on the recruiting trail?
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i get what you're saying, but i think you're looking at it relative to our success with linebacker, safety, corner, running back...jeez...i'm getting bored typing all these positions.
anyway, getting the #1 tackle 2 of the last 4 years (fluker and cyrus) and a 1st rounder (james carpenter) wouldn't be considered a "struggle" by any other school's standard.
It really is perplexing that we have not signed more big time tackles. I like Brandon Greene and Brandon Hills potential, but neither would be considered elite talents.... We have stockpiled elite talent at every position except for tackle so I dont think that you can use having Fluker and Cyrus as excuses for players not wanting to come.... Looking at this class, we could pull in 3 elite interior lineman imo in Boseman, Hill, and Tyrone Crowder, but be shut out as far as elite tackles....
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