November 2, 2011

Week 10 Recruiting Rewind

In week ten of the high school football season, a number of 2012 Alabama commitments shined under the Friday night lights. Find out how everybody in the 2012 recruiting class performed in this edition of the Week Rewind.


1. Ryan Anderson



Week Ten: Coming.

For the season: 57 tackles, 14 TFL, 12.5 sacks, 3 FF. (Through nine games)

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2. Dakota Ball

Defensive lineman

Pepperell (Lindale, Ga.)

Week Ten: Not available

For the season: Not available

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3. Chris Black

Wide receiver

First Coast (Jacksonville)

Week Ten: Black had another solid game in a 36-7 win over Raines. He had four catches for 80 yards, including a 'wow'-type of catch that went for 50 yards. First Coast (7-0) travels to White this Friday for a district game. After the game, Black plans to drive to Tuscaloosa for this weekend's LSU game.

For the season: 3 receiving touchdowns, 3 rushing touchdowns, 2 punt returns for touchdowns.

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scouting video

4. Amari Cooper

Wide receiver

Northwestern (Miami)

Week Ten: Northwestern (5-3) lost to Miami Central last Friday 37-18. Cooper, who didn't play in his team's previous game, caught four passes for 56 yards. The Bulls will host Homestead on Thursday, and Cooper plans to visit Tuscaloosa for the first time this season to attend UA's game against LSU.

For the season: 30 receptions for 659 yards and 5 touchdowns.

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5. Kenyan Drake


Hillgrove (Powder Springs, Ga.)

Week Ten: Drake had an easy night as Hillgrove (9-0) cruised to a 35-0 win over Kennesaw Mountain last Friday. The four-star running back who only played the first half had 178 yards and a touchdown rushing and also caught a six-yard touchdown pass. The Hawks will host Campbell this weekend, and Drake plans to visit for the LSU game.

For the season: 1,184 yards rushing, 14 touchdowns, 181 yards receiving, 4 touchdowns, 1 kickoff return touchdown.

Drake scouting


6. Casey Gladney

Wide receiver

Columbia (Columbia, S.C.)

Week Ten: Gladney hauled in three receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown. He also returned two kicks for 57 yards in Columbia's 40-20 win over Keenan. Columbia (8-2) earned a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

For the season: 45 receptions for 925 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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7. Brandon Greene

Offensive lineman

Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.)

Week Ten: Cedar Grove (6-3) wrapped up their season with a 39-0 win over McNair on Friday. Greene and teammate Johnathan McCrary are both expected to visit Alabama for the LSU game.

For the season: N/A

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8. Adam Griffith


Calhoun (Calhoun, Ga.)

Week Ten: Griffith made all five of his PATs in a 35-13 over Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe last weekend. Calhoun (9-0) hosts Pepperell on Friday night.

For the season: 8-for-12 FGs; 37-for-37 PATs.

Griffith scouting video

9. Caleb Gulledge

Offensive lineman


Week Ten: Prattville (7-2) was off last weekend as the Lions prepared to host Bryant (Irvington) in the opening round of the playoffs this Friday.

For the season: N/A.

10. Tyler Hayes



Week Ten: Hayes continued his impressive season in Thomasville's regular season finale win over Clarke County, 22-7. On the defensive side of the ball, he finished with 11 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown. He also ran the ball seven times for 37 yards. Thomasville (9-1) will travel to West Blocton on Friday for a first-round playoff game.

For the season: 529 yards and four touchdowns rushing, 134 yards and a touchdown receiving and 88 tackles, 12 TFL, 3 sacks, 3 FFs, and 1 INT return for a touchdown.

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11. Darren Lake

Defensive tackle

Sumter Central (Livingston)

Week Ten: Not available

For the season: Not available

12. Dillon Lee


Buford (Buford, Ga.)

Week Ten: Open week. Buford (9-0) spent the week preparing for its region championship game on Friday. Lee is scheduled to visit UA with teammate Kurt Freitag for the LSU game this weekend.

For the season: Not available

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13. Alec Morris


Allen (Allen, Texas)

Week Ten: It was a down week for Morris who threw for just 214 yards and had three interceptions, but Allen still rallied to win 28-21 over Hebron after trailing by two touchdowns in the third quarter. Morris did start the comeback when he rushed for a score early in the second half. Allen (9-0) travels to Flower Mound on Friday.

For the season: 139 of 226, 2,151 yards, 25 touchdowns, 4 rushing touchdowns.

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14. Darius Philon

Defensive End

Vigor (Mobile)

Week Ten: Philon recorded eight tackles and two quarterback hurries in Vigor's 13-6 over Blount last weekend. Vigor (8-2) hosts McAdory on Friday night in the first round of the playoffs.

For the season: 53 tackles, including nine sacks and eight tackles for loss.

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15. Reggie Ragland


Bob Jones (Madison)

Week Ten: Bob Jones' undefeated season came to an end with a 41-13 loss to Hoover last Thursday night. Ragland had a solid game with eight tackles but nothing spectacular. The Hoover offense did a good job of taking him out of the game by making quick throws and running to the opposite side. Bob Jones (9-1) will host Tuscaloosa County in the first round of the playoffs on Friday.

For the season: 68 tackles, 18 TFL and 1 receiving touchdown.

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scouting video

16. Geno Smith

Defensive Back

St. Pius X (Atlanta)

Week Ten: Smith had seven tackles as St. Pius X (9-0) shutout Washington, 7-0, last weekend. He also ran the ball seven times for 67 yards. The win makes St. Pius X the No. 1 seed in their region and the Golden Lions will host next week's game against Woodward Academy to decide the region championship.

For the season: 48 carries for 545 yards, 6 touchdowns, 1 receiving touchdown and 57 tackles, 1 INT, 1 FR.

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17. Justin Taylor

Running Back

North Atlanta (Atlanta)

Season: Taylor's season is done after the running back tore his ACL. Despite the injury Alabama plans to stick by its scholarship to Taylor.

For the season: 88 yards on 29 carries (season is over due to injury)


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18. Justin Thomas



Week Ten: Prattville (7-2) was off last weekend as the Lions prepared to host Bryant (Irvington) in the opening round of the playoffs this Friday.

For the season: 65 of 106 for 991 yards, 11 touchdowns, 4 interceptions and 517 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

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scouting video

19. Eddie Williams


Arnold (Panama City, Fla.)

Week Ten: Not available.

For the season: Not available.

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scouting video

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