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Alabama’s Weekend Recruiting Recap: Official Visits and Beyond

Alabama is preparing to welcome half a dozen official visitors as the Early Signing Period approaches. Ahead of the weekend, Nick Saban, who has been on the recruiting trail in various states, returned to Tuscaloosa. The team is also making use of the portal and will be visiting a former five-star on Friday. The weekend will end with a significant announcement. The list of official visitors includes William Sanders, a four-star interior OL from Brookwood HS in Alabama, Joseph Ionata, a four-star interior OL from Calvary Christian in Clearwater, Florida, Steve Mboumoua, a four-star DL from Quebec City in Canada, Favour Edwin, a three-star OL from Eagle’s Landing in McDonough, Georgia, and Tristan Jernigan, a three LB from Tupelo HS in Mississippi, who is currently committed to Texas A&M.

There hasn’t been any changes this week in regards to the official visitor group heading to Tuscaloosa. During the next two weekends, only a small contingent of prospects will visit Alabama. Among the official visitors are Sanders and Ionata, the only current commitments who will attend. The team’s priority target, Steve Mboumoua, is not expected to announce a decision until December 20. They will also host a visitor who is currently committed elsewhere – Tristan Jernigan from Texas A&M.

Alabama commitments had in-home or school visits with Coach Saban this week, including WR Amari Jefferson, Jay Lindsey (Patrician Academy-Butler, Alabama), OL Casey Poe (Lindale, Texas), OL William Sanders (Brookwood, Alabama), DL Jeremiah Beaman (Parker-Birmingham), and DB Dre Kirkpatrick Jr (Gadsden). The coaching staff has been busy visiting recruits in the ’24 and ’25 classes, as well as seeking out potential portal transfers.

Leading into the weekend, the team is preparing for a big announcement from Ryan Williams, a talented WR from Saraland. This announcement comes on the heels of the team preparing for the Early Signing Period, expecting to solidify their recruiting class ahead of the 2022 college football season.

Taylor Mitchell

Taylor Mitchell grew up with a deep love for sports, inspired by her family's tradition of watching games together. Hailing from a small town, Taylor's journey into sports journalism began with local high school games and community events.
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