Alabama Visitors: In-depth look

There are more top recruits attending the game Saturday night in Tuscaloosa than you will see at any college game this season. Andrew Bone has all the latest news about the top players who have the hottest ticket in the country for the match-up between the Tide and Tigers.


Official visitors

Most of the official visitors will not arrive until Saturday. The University of Alabama welcomes at least seven players for their official visits. The nation's No.1 prospect, Arik Armstead, headlines the group of superstars. The 6-foot-8, 275-pound athlete is easily spotted above other recruits on the sidelines due to his massive size.

Eddie Goldman, five-star defensive tackle from Washington, D.C.-Edison Friendship, will take an official visit this weekend. Goldman scheduled the trip late this week.

Alabama will also welcome five-stars for officials in Jordan Jenkins, Landon Collins and Avery Young. The nation's top tight end who recently committed to Florida, Kent Taylor, arrives for an official visit. Top junior college cornerback Travell Dixon will take his first official visit. Tide commitment Amari Cooper, who will graduate in December, will also take his official this weekend. Noor Davis, Stanford commitment, is slated for an official.

Unofficial visitors

Alabama has several top targets among the group of uncommitted payers who are expected on campus. It's possible the Tide staff may see a commitment or two following the weekend.

Players in the National 100 who are scheduled include Kwon Alexander, Jameis Winston, (Florida State commitment), Channing Ward, Quay Evans,Barry Sanders, T.J. Yeldon (Auburn commitment), Justin Shanks (Florida State commitment).

Other top Tide targets include Brandon Hill, Denzel Devall, Dalvin Tomlinson, Deion Belue, Jeremy Liggins, Kurt Freitag, Trae Elston, Torshiro Davis (LSU commitment), P.J. Williams (Florida State commitment), Dwayne Thomas (LSU commitment), Issac Gross (Ole Miss commitment), Jamichael Winston, Chris Humes, Kyron Samuels, Azaria Green.

Commitments

Alabama expects all of their commitments in Tuscaloosa for the game. Amari Cooper is taking an official visit. Others include Reggie Ragland, Eddie Williams, Chris Black, Geno Smith, Dillon Lee, Tyler Hayes, Darren Lake, Darius Philon, Justin Thomas, Caleb Gulledge, Ryan Anderson, Kenyan Drake, Brandon Greene, Alec Morris, Dakota Ball, Casey Gladney, Alec Morris, Adam Griffith, and Parker Barrineau (walk-on). The 2013 commitments include Reuben Foster, Bradley Bozeman and O.J. Howard.

Underclassmen

An abundance of elite juniors plan to attend the game including several who have earned offers from the Tide. Three five-stars include Robert Nkemdiche, Antonio Conner and Reuben Foster (Alabama commitment).

Other 2013 recruits with Tide offers include Joey Bosa, Kelvin Taylor, Derrick Henry (Georgia commitment), Johnathon McCrary, Deon Mix, Earnest Robinson, Tramel Terry, Altee Tenpenny, Cameron Burrows, Kendell Beckwith, Dee Liner (Auburn commitment) Cameron Toney and Daniel McMillan, Isaac Rochell, Lovell Peterson and Reginald Carter.

Other recruits who are receiving interest from Alabama include Rod Crayton, James Cox, DeAndre Woods, Jamie Major, Ardarius Stewart, Ulric Jones, Erik Holliday, Gerald Turner, Brayden Scott, Mark Dodson, Tyren Jones, Conner Mitch and Grant Hill, Josh Matthews, B.J. Hammond, Tevin Watters, Carlos Burse, Austin Logan, and Josh Cardiello.

Class of 2014

Bo Scarborough and Tre Williams have received verbal offers from the Alabama coaching staff. The best defensive player in Louisiana, Gerald Willis, also has an offer from Alabama.

Sony Michel, one of the top 2014 recruits in the state of Florida, is expected Saturday night. Michel has early offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami and Notre Dame.

Others arriving include E.J. Moss, Marlon Humphrey, Racean Thomas and Demarcus Bingham.

This is not a complete list of prospects who will visit Tuscaloosa, but players we have confirmed in the last couple of weeks. Travel arrangements usually make it possible for other prospects to visit or not make the trip. Several players are scrambling to make sure they are in Bryant-Denny Stadium come Saturday night.

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