Bama Recruit For 1999
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Alabama's Commitments For 1999
DENNIS ALEXANDER, OL, 6-5, 325, MEMPHIS: Played center, guard and tackle at Westwood High School ... Projected as a center at Alabama ... Chose Alabama over Tennessee, Mississippi State and his hometown school of Memphis ... Already qualified academically.
SANTONIO BEARD, RB, 6-0, 185, NASHVILLE: He gained 2,163 yards rushing and scored 32 touchdowns last season ... Is in prep school and will have to sign again next year.
HIRSCHEL BOLDEN, RB/DB, 5-11, 190, DOTHAN: No. 9 player on Huntsville Times Elite Eleven ... Played quarterback as a junior, passing for over 1,000 yards and rushing for 1,350 ... Will get first look at cornerback ... Chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida and Florida State ... Already qualified.
ROBERT BRANCH, DL, 6-3, 305, TUSCALOOSA: Played at Central High School ... Projected as a defensive tackle ... Made 97 tackles with 12 sacks and blocked two kicks ... Not yet qualified ... May attend junior college first.
ANTONIO CARTER, WR, 5-9, 175, TALLAHASSEE: Rated one of Top 50 players in the country by Super Prep Magazine ... Totaled nearly 2,000 all-purpose yards ... Selected to play in Florida-Georgia High School All-Star Game ... Chose Alabama over Florida State, Florida and Ohio State ... Already qualified.
GERARD CLARK, DL, 6-7, 255, DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.: A prototype defensive tackle ... Made 87 tackles with 12 sacks ... Could play right away ... Chose Alabama over Florida, Florida State, Miami and Michigan ... Not yet qualified.
GERALD DIXON, DB, 5-11, 183, BURTONSVILLE, Md.: Played quarterback at Paint Branch High School ... Passed for 1,236 yards and 14 touchdowns and ran for nearly 1,200 more ... Projected as a cornerback ... Chose Alabama over Maryland, Michigan and Florida ... Already qualified.
DANTE ELLINGTON, OL, 6-6, 290, LEIGHTON: No. 2 player on Huntsville Times Elite Eleven ... Parade All-American ... Helped Colbert County win state championship as a junior and finish 8-2 as a senior ... Could play right away ... Chose Alabama over Auburn and Georgia ... Already qualified.
ALONZO EPHRAIM, OL, 6-3, 280, WENONAH: Played center, guard and defensive end in high school ... Made 42 tackles with 15 sacks ... Projected as an offensive lineman, but could play defense ... Chose Alabama over Florida and Michigan State ... Already qualified.
LEONARD FULGHAM, WR/DB, 6-2, 185, MONTEVALLO: Rated No. 13 in the state by The Huntsville Times ... Caught 40 passes as a senior for 16 touchdowns, averaging 21 yards a catch ... Projected as a wide receiver ... Chose Alabama over Auburn and Mississippi ... Not yet qualified.
MICHAEL GAINES, TE, 6-3, 255, TALLAHASSEE: Played at Florida High School on the Florida State campus ... Chose Alabama over Michigan State, Florida State and Auburn ... Caught 20 passes for 535 yards and seven touchdowns ... Selected for Florida-Georgia High School All-Star Game .. Could play immediately ... Not yet qualified.
CASEY GILBERT, TE, 6-4, 270, PASCAGOULA, Miss.: Caught 24 passes for 523 yards and four touchdowns ... Made 102 tackles with six sacks and six fumble recoveries ... Also played as offensive lineman ... Could compete early for starting job at tight end ... Chose Alabama over LSU, Auburn and Mississippi State ... Already qualified.
BRANDON GREER, WR, 6-2, 185, RAINBOW CITY: Played at Westbrook Christian ... Set state season record for touchdown receptions with 30, breaking mark of fomer Alabama star Ozzie Newsome ... Caught 70 passes for 1,729 yards ... Grabbed six TD passes in one game, one for 93 yards ... Possible redshirt ... Already qualified.
TYLER HARRIS, S, 6-1, 204, CLINTON, Tenn.: Anderson County High School, a Class 4A school just north of Knoxville ... Projected as a strong safety, but could grow into a linebacker ... Made 70 tackles with five interceptions as a junior ... Chose Alabama over Tennessee, Tulane and North Carolina ... Already qualified.
RAYMOND HUDSON, DB, 6-1, 190, Bonifay, Fla.: Projected to play cornerback ... Played at Holmes County High School ... Made 35 tackles and broke up 21 passes with two interceptions ... Chose Alabama over Florida, Southern Mississippi and Florida State ... Expected to qualify.
JARRETT JOHNSON, DL, 6-4, 265, CHIEFLAND, Fla.: Also played on offensive line ... Helped team to 13-2 record and state championship as a junior ... Named MVP of state championship game, playing offensive guard and defensive tackle ... Chose Alabama over Florida and Florida State ... Also considered Ohio State, Georgia and North Carolina ... Projected as a defensive end, but could play defensive tackle ... Already qualified.
CHARLES JONES, WR/DB, 5-11, 170, WAYNESBORO, Ga.: Played quarterback and free safety in high school ... He rushed for 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns and passed for 800 yards and five TDs in an option offense at Burke County ... Made 80 tackles and intercepted four passes, returning one for a touchdown ... Projected as a cornerback or safety ... Possible redshirt ... Chose Alabama over South Carolina and Georgia Tech ... Already qualified.
KENNY KING, DE, 6-3, 272, DAPHNE: Parade All-American ... Credited with 110 tackles as a senior, including 10 sacks ... No. 5 in the state on Huntsville Times Elite Eleven ... Made 130 tackles as a junior and 120 as a senior ... Chose Alabama over Tennessee, Florida and Georgia ... Could play right away ... Already qualified.
MILO LEWIS, CB, 6-0, 180, SAN FRANCISCO: Transfer from City College of San Francisco ... Allowed only 12 pass receptions all last season ... Only junior college player in recruiting class ... Enrolled for the second semester, will participate in spring practice ... Projected to step in as a starter for departed Fernando Bryant at cornerback ... Chose Alabama over Arizona.
MATT LOMAX, OL, 6-4, 296, MOBILE: Parade All-American ... Rated No. 8 on Huntsville Times Elite Eleven ... Also played defensive tackle for UMS-Wright Prep ... Projected as a guard ... Could play immediately ... Chose Alabama over Michigan, Kentucky, Clemson and Auburn ... Already qualified.
ROBERTO McBRIDE, WR, 5-8, 155, LAKELAND, Fla.: Extremely fast ... Played tailback, quarterback and defensive back as well as wide receiver for Kathleen High School ... Could be a deep threat in Alabamas passing game ... Close Alabama over Florida and Florida State ... Already qualified.
GARRY McNEALY, DL, 6-4, 270, PERRY, Fla.: Helped Taylor County win state championship as a junior ... One of top defensive linemen in state of Florida .. Made 80 tackles with five sacks ... Projected as a defensive tackle ... Chose Alabama over Florida, Clemson and Tulane ... Already qualified.
BRANDON MIREE, RB, 6-2, 228, CINCINNATI: Carried 259 times for 2,455 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior ... Led Winton Woods High School to a 9-2 record ... Detroit Free Press ranked him No. 9 player in the Midwest ... Chose Alabama over Michigan State and Notre Dame.
JOSH PARKER, QB, 6-4, 205, CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla.: Led Wakulla High School to a 7-3 record ... Passed for over 1,700 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Only quarterback in recruiting class ... Probable redshirt ... Chose Alabama over Syracuse, Florida, Central Florida and Florida State ... Already qualified.
DAVE PETERSON, LB, 6-3, 240, BRISTOL, Fla.: Played at Liberty County High School, which lost only one game last season ... Made 120 tackles as a senior with 17 sacks ... Chose Alabama over Florida State, Florida and Tennessee ... Not yet qualified ... May be diverted to a junior college.
SALEEM RASHEED, LB, 6-3, 225, BIRMINGHAM: Parade All-American from Shades Valley High School ... Gatorade Player of the Year in the state ... One of SuperPreps top 50 players in the country ... Made 157 tackles with 45 tackles for losses ... Could play right away ... Already qualified.
JEREMY WALKER, FB, 6-3, 243, PRATTVILLE: Rated No. 14 in the state by The Huntsville Times ... Played inside linebacker as well as fullback ... Chose Alabama over Georgia, Auburn, Florida, Vanderbilt and Mississippi ... Already qualified.
LESLIE WILLIAMS, DL, 6-5, 225, STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.: Attended high school for two years in Arizona before moving to Georgia ... Could play defensive end or outside linebacker.
DERRICK WOODS, WR, 5-9, 175, MEMPHIS: Caught 72 passes for 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns for Melrose High School ... Grabbed eight passes for 182 yards and three TDs to help Melrose win state title ... Chose Alabama over Tennessee, Mississippi, Auburn and Kentucky.