Alabama vs. Penn State Visitors
Isaiah Crowell
abone@scout.com
Posted Sep 10, 2010


The Alabama-Penn State game is a heavyweight match-up with two traditional powerhouse programs. Recruits from across the country will travel to Tuscaloosa to see the nationally televised game between the Crimson Tide and Nittany Lions at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Scout.com takes a closer look at the stars slated for the weekend.

Headliners

Isaiah Crowell, Scout.com five-star running back from Columbus-Carver, Ga., plans to head to Tuscaloosa. He has given Georgia the slight lead over Alabama for his signature, but he does not plan to announce his decision until closer to signing day. Teammate, Gabe Wright, four-star defensive tackle is tentatively scheduled to visit as well. Wright favors Auburn over Alabama and Georgia.

Jay Rome, Scout.com five-star tight end and ranked No. 1 at his position, is eager to see the game from Bryant-Denny Stadium. He has the Tide and UGA Dawgs in the hunt for his signature.

Nickolas Brassell, four-star wide receiver from Batesville-South Panola, Miss., and Erique Florence, four-star safety from Valley, Ala., are both National 100 prospects confirmed for the game. Brassell favors Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Florence is leaning more to the Auburn Tigers, but Alabama remains in the mix.

Tuscaloosa Bound

Other Tide offered prospects who were happy to have an invite to the game include Quan Bray, four-star running back from LaGrange-Troup County, Ga., Chris Jones, three-star cornerback from Adamsville-Minor, Ala., Spencer Region, three-star offensive guard from Cullman, Ala., and P.J. Jones, three-star defensive tackle from Tupelo, Miss. Alonzo Harris, three-star fullback from Gadsden (Ala.) City, and David Reeves, three-star tight end from Greensboro, Ala..

Official Visitor

Alabama commitment Isaac Luatua, three-star offensive guard from La Mirada, Calif., will take his official visit to the Capstone this weekend. This makes the first-ever trip to T-town. Chris Jones was originally scheduled for an official visit, but this trip will remain as an unofficial visit.

Tide commitments

Alabama verbal pledges who have confirmed include Brent Calloway, four-star outside linebacker from Russellville, Ala., LaMichael Fanning, four-star defensive end from Hamilton-Harris County, Ga., Bradley Sylve, four-star wide receiver from Port Sulphur-South Plaquemines, La., Malcolm Faciane, three-star tight end from Picayune, Miss., Ryan Kelly, four-star center from West Chester-Lakota West, Ohio, Quinton Dial, three-star defensive tackle from Scooba-East Mississippi Junior College, D.J. Pettway, three-star defenisve tackle from Pensacola-Catholic, Fla., Vinnie Sunseri, three-star middle linebacker from Tuscaloosa-Northridge, Ala., and Daryl Collins, three-star wide receievr from Gadsden (Ala.) City.

Committed Elsewhere Visiting

LSU commitments Jeremy Hill, four-star running back from Baton Rouge-Redemptorist, La. and Kenny Hilliard, four-star running back from Patterson, La., continue to show interest. Auburn commitments Jonathan Rose, four-star cornerback from Leeds, Ala., and Anthony Swain, three-star safety from Gadsden (Ala.) City both plan to arrive in Tuscaloosa.

In-State Headliners 2012

Confimed as unofficial visitors include Hueytown quarterback Jameis Winston, Oxford teammates linebacker Kwon Alexander, cornerback Trae Elston and, offensive lineman Michael Flint, Spain Park cornerback Chris Humes, Mobile-Faith Academy defensive end Chris Casher, Madison-Bob Jones linebacker Reggie Ragland, Prattville teammates athlete Justin Thomas, defensive tackle Justin Shanks and defensive end Caleb Gulledge, McCalla-McAdory cornerback Marcus Turner, Fairhope offensive center Kyron Samuels, Prichard-Blount cornerback Kelton Brackett, Hayleyville defensive end Jachine Haltiwanger, and Hueytown wide receiver Cameron Broadnax.

Peach State

Deion Bonner, safety from Columbus-Carver, Dakota Ball, defensive tackle from Lindale-Pepperell, Jeffrey Cameron, outside linebacker from Hogansville-Calloway, Greyson Lambert, quarterback from Jesup-Wayne County, Geno Smith, cornerback from Atlanta-St. Pius X, and Adam Griffith, kicker from Calhoun.

Magnolia State

Jeremy Liggins, quarterback from Oxford-Lafayette, Quay Evans, defensive tackle from Morton, Channing Ward, defensive end from Aberdeen, Nick James, defensive tackle from Long Beach, Michael Hubbard, running back from Meridian.

More than Listed

A couple of other prospects confirmed, but many more expected include T.J. Davis, cornerback from Tallahassee-Godby, Fla., and Chad Voytik, quarterback from Cleveland, Tenn.

Top 2013

Jeremy Johnson, quarterback from Montgomery-Carver, Ala., is only a sophomore. He should become one of the most sought after prospects in the country in two years. The big-armed quarterback travels to Tuscaloosa this weekend.

This is not a complete list of prospects, but players we have confirmed in the last couple of weeks.

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