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Football's January Enrollees Begin Classes at Alabama

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Nick Saban's Crimson Tide has nine student-athletes enrolled at Alabama for the spring semester.
Nick Saban's Crimson Tide has nine student-athletes enrolled at Alabama for the spring semester.

Jan. 15, 2013

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama announced nine student-athletes have begun classes at the University and will be eligible to participate in spring practice with the Crimson Tide in 2013.

The January enrollees include quarterback Cooper Bateman (Murray, Utah/Cottonwood), offensive lineman Leon Brown (Riverdale, Md./Parkdale/ASA College), Luke Del Rio (QB/Highlands Ranch, Colo./Valor Christian), wide receiver Raheeem Falkins (New Orleans, La./G.W. Carver), running back Derrick Henry (Yulee, Fla./Yulee), offensive lineman Brandon Hill (Collierville, Tenn./St. George’s/Hargrave Military Academy), tight end O.J. Howard (Prattville, Ala./Autauga Academy), quarterback Parker McLeod (Marietta, Ga./Walton) and defensive back Jai Miller (DB/Valley Grande, Ala./Selma).

Two of the highest-ranked prospects include Henry and Howard. Henry is a five-star prospect that is ranked as the No. 1 athlete by and 247Sports and the No. 4 running back by and He is ninth in the ESPN150 and 12th in the Top247. Howard is the No. 1 tight end nationally by, 247Sports and while ranking second by ESPN. He is No. 7 in the Rivals100, 20th in the Top247 and 45th in the ESPN150.

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2013 Alabama January Enrollees

NAME                                     POS         HT           WT          Class       HOMETOWN/SCHOOL                       

Cooper Bateman                  QB           6-3          202         Fr.           Murray, Utah/Cottonwood

Leon Brown                          OL           6-6          313         Jr.            Riverdale, Md./Parkdale/ASA College

Luke Del Rio                          QB           6-2          200         Fr.           Highlands Ranch, Colo./Valor Christian

Raheem Falkins                    WR          6-4          195         Fr.           New Orleans, La./G.W. Carver

Derrick Henry                       RB           6-3          242         Fr.           Yulee, Fla./Yulee                                 

Brandon Hill                          OL           6-6          350         Fr.           Collierville, Tenn./St. George’s/Hargrave Military Acad.

O.J. Howard                           TE            6-5          225         Fr.           Prattville, Ala./Autauga Academy

Parker McLeod                    QB           6-3          190         Fr.           Marietta, Ga./Walton

Jai Miller                                DB           6-3          210         Fr.           Valley Grande, Ala./Selma