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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Scott Van Pelt, Mar 9, 2019.
lmao @ y’all
i’ll go brush up on the intricacies of Texas state law before I complain next time
enjoy your fucking cowboy boots
in fact, the the insistence on changing the subject because we didn’t know enough about it is giving me big time “hit dog will holler” vibes from mr htown
What the fuck is going on in here?
Last thing I am going to say about it bc this thread is being shit-posted to death enough as is:
You are obviously free to discuss whatever you like on this board. I believe some of the things that were said were misguided. I also assumed (possibly incorrectly) that most in this thread would probably care to avoid a multiple page discussion about Texas and its politics. There is, conveniently, already a thread dedicated to it. This is all I was getting at.
Now if you’ll excuse me I have some urban steers to tend to
Happy Father’s Day guys…
I'm just glad that the thread is active
Happy Father's Day, daddies
Awwww, thank you!
I also don’t give a fuck about Texas politics or anything about the state in general being in this thread.
Stolen from On3: who is in your Saban Rushmore?
Great list but I’d add Adrian Hubbard
made the very first tackle in a championship season
He’s not in high school just yet, but that didn’t keep Alabama from offering big defensive lineman Jahkeem Stewart, a rising ninth-grade defensive lineman from Reserve (La.) East St. John on Saturday at the OL/DL camp.
“It was good,” the 2026 prospect said of getting the news from Nick Saban. “He said that I was the best, athletic eighth grader he’s ever seen. That was a shocker to me, hearing that from a legend himself.
“I can bend for my size. I’m 6-6, 270. He didn’t expect that from an eighth grader so early.”
This was Stewart’s third trip to Alabama. You can expect him back in Tuscaloosa often over the the next four years.
“I did my research a little bit on Bama … it’s a business decision,” he said of the Tide. “If you want to to the NFL it’s the right place to go. They’re just strictly business and that’s what I like about Bama.”
Defensive coordinator Pete Golding is Stewart’s area recruiter.
“Coach Pete, he’s a cool coach,” Stewart said. “I had a conversation with him today, too. He was talking about academics. All the years he’s been there none of the players have been ineligible. That’s a big part of my life, too, the academics. Football only lasts for a short period of time.”
Some players Stewart said he looks up to on defense include: Jordan Davis, Will Anderson, Jalen Carter, and Aaron Donald. Out of position he named Derrick Henry, Mark Ingram, and Evan Neal as guys he enjoys watching.
I thought he had promise. I was wrong
We seem to be making a good impression on these top tackles: Mauigoa, Proctor, Okunlola, Formby, Alinen, McVay, Kirkland.
Need 3 of them.
On3 bumped Ja’Kobe Walter to No. 16 in its most recent 2023 class rankings. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard is leading the Adidas 3SSB Circuit in scoring, at 25.8 per game, by almost three points per game.
On3’s Joe Tipton released Ja’Kobe Walter’s top-eight schools in May; Texas, Baylor, Auburn, Alabama, Oklahoma, UCLA, Seton Hall, and Kansas.
Walter has officially visited four of his most recent top-eight schools. His family is originally from Alabama, and his dad grew up an Alabama football fan. Walter knocked out both Alabama-based schools with his first two official visits, Auburn and Alabama.
The shooting guard then visited his current in-state school Texas, and Baylor got the last official he took.
Intel tells On3 that a commitment should be coming in the next 48 to 72 hours. In the morning, I will be setting my expert pick into On3’s Recruiting Prediction Machine (RPM) for the five-star to choose Baylor.
Stop trying to make On3 happen, guys
On pins and needles!
high quality Bama Bangs swoop.
Congrats on the commit, Jules!
Alabama added its first offensive line commitment in the class of 2023 on Monday night in Wilkin Formby. He’s a major get for the Crimson Tide staff, but he won’t be the only prospect added up front. Here’s a look at additional candidates to monitor along the offensive line going forward.
Francis Mauigoa, 5-star OT, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy
The five-star tackle is ranked the No. 1 prospect at his position in the country. He took an official visit to Alabama earlier this month, and gave the trip high marks. UA is battling programs like USC, Florida, Miami, and Tennessee for the five-star prospect. The Tide has recruited IMG Academy well, particularly along the offensive line in recent cycles with additions like Evan Neal, JC Latham, and Tyler Booker, among others. UA used that lineage to its advantage on his official visit.
“Going in to the visit, I had high expectations but the visit really changed my point of view on my recruitment,” he told 247Sports’ Greg Biggins. “When you think of Alabama football, you know they’re talented and the thought process going in was you have to wait your turn. That’s not what they want, they want me coming in and being ready to compete and that’s exciting.”
Kadyn Proctor, 5-star OT, Des Moines (Iowa) Southeast Polk
It’ll be Alabama or Iowa for Proctor, who is also coming off an official visit to the Capstone the same weekend as Mauigoa. The Tide really stood out to Proctor and his mother during their 48-hour stay. Proctor eliminated several programs coming off the Bama visit, whittling his list to the home-state Hawkeyes and the Tide. A decision could still be a ways a way as Proctor wants to see UA during a game-day atmosphere. The Alabama-Texas A&M game is circled as a possibility. He’ll be at Iowa this upcoming weekend for his official visit.
Samson Okunlola, 5-star OT, Brockton (Mass.) Thayer Academy
Okunlola is coming off an official visit to Alabama this past weekend, less than one month removed from earning an offer from the Crimson Tide. Some may think Alabama came in too late, but really it appears UA came in just right on time. The nation’s No. 3 offensive tackle is considering a number of schools with Alabama. Miami, Michigan State, Florida, Georgia, and Ohio State are others.
“I could see myself there because everyone there wants to work, and I also do,” he said. “They stand in a great spot right now.”
Olaus Alinen, 4-star OT, Windsor (Conn.) The Loomis Chaffee School
Another June official visitor, and regular visitor for that matter, Alinen has always been high on Alabama, even naming the program his leader in the past. He’s utilizing all his official visits this month and will make a decision prior to his senior season. Most believe it will come down to Alabama or Ohio State, but schools like Georiga and Miami have been pushing hard as well for the nation’s No. 15 offensive tackle.
“He wants me to be a part of the family there,” Alinen said of Nick Saban’s message on his OV. “But it’s the opportunity he gives you. There’s no promises. The only thing they promise is the opportunity and then you just gotta come in and earn the rest.”
Payton Kirkland, 4-star OT, Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips
A decision will be made for Kirkland on July 23. Alabama has seemed to be in strong position for the Florida naive, but it’s not clear whether UA has really pushed at this point in time for the 6-foot-6, 345-pounder. That could obviously change in the next four weeks. Miami, Florida, Michigan State, and Oklahoma are others to watch.
RyQueze McElderry, 3-star IOL, Anniston (Ala.) — Georgia commit
The in-state standout is committed to Georgia, but it seems like everyone has been waiting for that pledge to change. Alabama, Auburn, and Tennessee have all hosted McElderry throughout his commitment to the Bulldogs. Some believe that commitment is still in question despite him remaining pledged. We’ll see as the summer goes on whether he sticks with UGA. Alabama is the prime program to watch if things open up.
Miles McVay, 4-star OT, East St. Louis (Ill.)
McVay has also been a frequent visitor to UA. He’s actually at Alabama at time of publication on an unofficial visit. He will likely return to Bama in the fall for his official. He’s become close with staff ever since camping last summer and earning an offer. He was the only lineman that slowed five-star defensive lineman James Smith down during his offer-earning performance.
“I just like the business side and the work they put in,” he said of the Tide. “That’s really the main part. I wouldn’t want to knock the competition at home, but when you’re going against the best and competing against the best, it makes the practices fun. You’re working hard and getting better. If I’m going against the best here, and most of them are pretty much the best in the league at a position, then why not do that?”
Other schools in play are Michigan State and Texas A&M.
Raymond Pulido, 3-star OT, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
Pulido is an example of camp boosting a prospect’s stock. That’s how he earned his offer and now has UA in his top five. He’ll make a decision in late July at some point.
“Bama is Bama,” he said. “I think they can take me to the next level so I could become the best I can be.”
Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, and Louisville are the other schools in his top five.
Tyree Adams, 4-star OT, New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine
The four-star Bayou State product hasn’t earned an offer yet, but that could change in the future. Bama has been in communication with him and he camped earlier this month. Adams is planning to officially visit UA in October. Florida, Georgia, and LSU have all offered and are actively recruiting the 6-foot-5, 285-pounder.
Sitting next to Arch at Top Gun. That hair deserves a crimson helmet.
Keeping Milo’s comments at a minimum to not scare him off
Who was the last great OL from the state of Alabama? Fluker? That’s a pretty long stretch.
There have been some solid players but really nobody great I can remember in last 10 years.
I think you know exactly how you have to play this
You deserve your cleats memorialized on the walk of champions
Bozeman doesn’t get enough praise
Fluker came to Alabama after Katrina so that's a unique situation.
Definitely agree on Bozeman.
So I guess it’s Richard Young or bust at RB since Owens committed to Louisville of all places
His family owns everyone’s favorite fast casual restaurant. To hell with Milo’s. T-CASA BABY!
Go ahead and make him a permanent team captain
he really does look like Jules tho
were we expected to get this 5* RB that is going to Louisville or was that not a shock? I think I recall seeing him name itt
We were not expected to get him, but I think Louisville was a bit of a shock. We were in on him like every other team was considering he is the #1 RB in the country, but not a major player. The thought was he ultimately wouldn't leave the state of Texas but.....then he commits to Louisville.
Our top targets are:
5* Richard Young, RB (#24) Lehigh Acres, FL (#2 RB in class)
4* Cedric Baxter, RB (#46) Orlando, FL (#3 RB in class)
We also like Justice Haynes (#4 RB in class) out of Buford, GA but he appears to be a UGA lock.