Crimson Tide Finish with No. 1 Recruiting Class in 2014

Feb. 5, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama announced that 19 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play football with the Crimson Tide, joining eight players who enrolled at the Capstone in January and will compete in spring practice later this semester.

The 27 total players, including eight mid-year enrollees and one FBS transfer, come from 15 states - Alabama (8), Louisiana (4), Georgia (2), Florida (2), Arkansas (1), California (1), Colorado (1), Iowa (1), Minnesota (1), North Carolina (1), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (1) and Virginia (1).

As of 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Alabama's 2014 signing class ranked first nationally by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.

As listed by position, the Crimson Tide add to their roster six offensive linemen, six defensive linemen, four defensive backs, four linebackers, two quarterbacks, two wide receivers, one athlete, one tight end and one punter.

Eight players - Tony Brown (DB), David Cornwell (QB), Shaun Dion Hamilton (LB), Laurence "Hootie" Jones (DB), D.J. Pettway (DL), Jarran Reed (DL), Cam Robinson (OL) and Cam Sims (WR) - are already attending classes at the University. They all enrolled in January, began taking classes for the spring 2014 semester and will be able to participate in Alabama's spring football practices.

The class also includes junior quarterback Jake Coker, who is expected to arrive on campus this summer after finishing his undergraduate degree at Florida State. The other 18 players signed national letters of intent today. The Crimson Tide had seven players in enroll in the spring of 2013, seven in 2012, nine in 2011, 11 in 2010 and four in 2009.

Among the 25 players are

  • Class Rankings as of 3:45 p.m.: No. 1 247Sports, No. 1 Rivals, No. 1 ESPN, and No. 1 Scout.com
  • 7 Five-Star Prospects (at least one of the following: 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN & Scout): Tony Brown, Rashaan Evans, Da'Shawn Hand, Marlon Humphrey, Cam Robinson, Bo Scarbrough, Dominick Jackson
  • 19 Four-Star Prospects (at least one of the following: 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN & Scout): Josh Casher, Ronnie Clark, David Cornwell, Johnny Dwight, Josh Frazier, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Da'Shawn Hand, J.C. Hassenauer, Keith Holcombe, Dominick Jackson, Laurence "Hootie" Jones, Derek Kief, Montel McBride, Christian Miller, D.J. Pettway, Ross Pierschbacher, Jarren Reed, Cam Sims, O.J. Smith
  • 7 members of the Parade Magazine prep All-America team - Tony Brown, Rashaan Evans, Da'Shawn Hand, Marlon Humphrey, Christian Miller, Ross Pierschbacher, Cam Robinson
  • 15 players participated in the Under Armour All-America Game - Tony Brown, Josh Casher, Ronnie Clark, David Cornwell, Rashaan Evans, J.C. Hassenauer, Laurence "Hootie" Jones, Da'Shawn Hand, Marlon Humphrey, Christian Miller, Ross Pierschbacher, Cam Robinson, Bo Scarbrough, Cam Sims, O.J. Smith
  • 2 players participated in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl game - Josh Frazier, Shaun Dion Hamilton
  • 5 members of the USA Today's 2013 All-USA High School Football Team - Tony Brown (2nd), Da'Shawn Hand (1st), Marlon Humphrey (1st), Christian Miller (2nd), Cam Robinson (1st)
  • 19 players in the ESPNU300 - Tony Brown, Josh Casher, Ronnie Clark, David Cornwell, Rashaan Evans, Josh Frazier, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Da'Shawn Hand, J.C. Hassenauer, Keith Holcombe, Marlon Humphrey, Laurence "Hootie" Jones, Derek Kief, Christian Miller, Ross Pierschbacher, Cam Robinson, Bo Scarbrough, Cam Sims, O.J. Smith
  • 11 players named to the Rivals100 - Tony Brown, Ronnie Clark, Rashaan Evans, Josh Frazier, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Da'Shawn Hand, Marlon Humphrey, Laurence "Hootie" Jones, Christian Miller, Cam Robinson, Bo Scarbrough
  • 16 players in the Rivals 250 - Tony Brown, Josh Casher, Ronnie Clark, David Cornwell, Rashaan Evans, Josh Frazier, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Da'Shawn Hand, J.C. Hassenauer, Marlon Humphrey, Laurence "Hootie" Jones, Christian Miller, Ross Pierschbacher, Cam Robinson, Bo Scarbrough, Cam Sims
  • 16 players in the 247sports.com Top 247 - Tony Brown, Ronnie Clark, David Cornwell, Rashaan Evans, Josh Frazier, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Da'Shawn Hand, J.C. Hassenauer, Marlon Humphrey, Laurence "Hootie" Jones, Derek Kief, Christian Miller, Ross Pierschbacher, Cam Robinson, Bo Scarbrough, Cam Sims
  • 16 player in the Scout300 - Tony Brown, Ronnie Clark, David Cornwell, Rashaan Evans, Josh Frazier, Da'Shawn Hand, J.C. Hassenauer, Keith Holcombe, Marlon Humphrey, Laurence "Hootie" Jones, Derek Kief, Christian Miller, Ross Pierschbacher, Cam Robinson, Bo Scarbrough, Cam Sims
  • 12 players on the PrepStar 150 Dream Team - Tony Brown, Josh Casher, Ronnie Clark, David Cornwell, Josh Frazier, Da'Shawn Hand, Laurence "Hootie" Jones, Christian Miller, Ross Pierschbacher, Cam Robinson, Bo Scarbrough, Cam Sims
  • 2014 Alabama January Enrollees (8)

    Name Pos HT WT CL Hometown/School
    Tony Brown DB 6-0 195 Fr. Beaumont, Texas/Ozen
    David Cornwell QB 6-5 240 Fr. Norman, Okla./Norman North
    Shaun Dion Hamilton LB 6-0 240 Fr. Montgomery, Ala./Carver
    Laurence "Hootie" Jones DB 6-2 215 Fr. Monroe, La./Neville
    D.J. Pettway DL 6-3 255 Jr. Pensacola, Fla./Catholic/Alabama/E. Mississippi CC
    Jarran Reed DL 6-4 310 Jr. Goldsboro, N.C./Goldsboro/Hargrave/E. Mississippi CC
    Cam Robinson OL 6-6 325 Fr. Monroe, La./West Monroe
    Cam Sims WR 6-4 200 Fr. Monroe, La./Ouachita Parish

    February Signees (19)

    Name Pos HT WT CL Hometown/School
    Josh Casher OL 6-1 295 Fr. Mobile, Ala./St. Paul's
    Ronnie Clark DB 6-3 215 Fr. Calera, Ala./Calera
    Jake Coker QB 6-5 230 Jr. Mobile, Ala./St. Paul's/Florida State
    Johnny Dwight DL 6-3 300 Fr. Rochelle, Ga./Wilcox County
    Rashaan Evans LB 6-3 225 Fr. Auburn, Ala./Auburn
    Ty Flournoy-Smith TE 6-3 245 Jr. Moultrie, Ga./Colquitt County/Georgia/Georgia Military
    Josh Frazier DL 6-3 335 Fr. Springdale, Ark./Har-Ber
    Da'Shawn Hand DL 6-4 270 Fr. Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge
    J.C. Hassenauer OL 6-3 290 Fr. Woodbury, Minn./East Ridge
    Keith Holcombe LB 6-3 215 Fr. Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest
    Marlon Humphrey DB 6-1 180 Fr. Hoover, Ala./Hoover
    Dominick Jackson OL 6-7 310 Jr. Cupertino, Calif./Homestead/College of San Mateo
    Derek Kief WR 6-5 200 Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio/La Salle
    Montel McBride OL 6-4 330 Fr. Plant City, Fla./Plant City
    Christian Miller LB 6-4 215 Fr. Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley
    Ross Pierschbacher OL 6-4 295 Fr. Cedar Falls, Iowa/Cedar Falls
    JK Scott P 6-4 185 Fr. Denver, Colo./Mullen
    Bo Scarbrough ATH 6-2 235 Fr. Northport, Ala./IMG Academy (Fla.)
    O.J. Smith DL 6-2 330 Fr. Bossier City, La./Airline