TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — With three final additions, the University of Alabama finished with college football's top recruiting class on Wednesday, finished with 27 total players in the Class of 2019.
Some of the details include:
The 27 high school players in the full 2019 class come from 10 states and Washington D.C. – Alabama (6), Florida (4), Georgia (3), Maryland (3), Louisiana (2), Mississippi (2), New Jersey (2), Texas (2), Illinois (1), Kentucky (1) and Washington D.C. (1).
Alabama’s 2019 signing class ranks No. 1 nationally by 247Sports and ESPN.
As listed by position, the Crimson Tide added to its roster six defensive linemen, five offensive linemen, five defensive backs, four linebackers, two quarterbacks, a pair of running backs and one player each at kicker, tight end and wide receiver.
Here's a look at who Alabama added on National Signing Day (the other 24 bios can be found in the Player Development section on BamaCentral):
RB, 5-9, 184, St. John’s/Washington D.C.
One of the top running back talents from Washington D.C. … rated as a four-star recruit on 247Composite and also by Rivals.com and ESPN … tabbed a three-star recruit by 247Sports … 247Composite rated him as the No. 2 player in Washington D.C. and the No. 15 running back nationally … listed as the No. 5 all-purpose running back and No. 5 player from Washington D.C. by Rivals.com … No. 186 in the ESPN300, the No. 12 running back and the second-rated player in Washington D.C. … selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game … helped St. John’s to the 2017 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship as a junior and earned All-Met Honorable Mention accolades during that season … coached by Joe Casamento and attended the same high school as current Crimson Tide defender Terrell Lewis … chose Alabama over Arizona, Georgia, Mississippi State and USC among his 23 offers.
DT, 6-4, 334, Amite, La./Amite
One of the top defensive linemen nationally … a consensus four-star prospect … listed No. 39 on ESPN300 as well as No. 2 defensive tackle nationally … No. 21 player in the Southeast Region and the No. 3 player from Louisiana according to ESPN.com … tabbed as the No. 47 player nationally on the 247Composite and the No. 5 defensive tackle … 247Sports has Sopsher ranked 80th nationally and as the No. 8 defensive tackle and No. 4 overall player from Louisiana … No. 3 defensive tackle nationally and No. 5 player in the state according to Rivals.com … listed at No. 72 on the Rivals 100 … selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” finals in Frisco, Texas … selected to play in the Polynesian bowl in Hawaii … helped lead the Warriors under head coach Zephaniah Powell to a LHSAA Class 2A State Championship … totaled 78 tackles, including 35 for loss with 12 sacks, eight forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his senior season … selected to the all-state team each of his four seasons of varsity football at AHS … signed with Alabama over LSU and Texas A&M among his 20-plus offers.
DL, 6-3, 290, Laurel, Miss./West Jones
An elite defensive line prospect that the Crimson Tide was able to pull from the state of Mississippi … the No. 105 prospect on the ESPN300 and ESPN.com’s No. 11 defensive end … rated as the No. 7 player in the state by ESPN … 247Composite ranks Young as the No. 8 defensive tackle and No. 6 overall player from his home state … No. 76 nationally, the No. 7 defensive tackle and fifth overall player from the state by 247Sports … rated by Rivals.com as No. 7 defensive tackle and No. 5 player in Mississippi … selected to the 2019 All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas … named to the 2018 Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen after a standout senior season … totaled 125 tackles with 29.5 for loss and 17.5 sacks in 15 games of action as a senior … recorded 17.5 sacks in 2018 to lead the Mississippi 5A Region 3 ranks and his 125 tackles finished third in the Region … recorded 96 tackles with 24 sacks across his sophomore and junior season for the Mustangs … coached by Scott Pierson at West Jones High School … chose to play for the Crimson Tide over Clemson, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.