Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

ANDREW BONE: Alabama Coaches on the Road for Evaluations

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

ANDREW BONE: Alabama Coaches on the Road for Evaluations

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The University of Alabama football coaching staff is on the road visiting schools of top Tide targets.

The schools of the state's top three prospects were visited last Thursday. Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart traveled to see Marlon Davidson, a five-star defensive end from Greenville High School and Lyndell Wilson, a five-star linebacker from Carver High School in Montgomery. Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis visited Ben Davis, a five-star linebacker from Gordo High School.

"Right now, I'm focusing on spring ball with my team," Davis told "Pretty soon I'm going to sit down with my folks and plan some stuff out. Right now, all my options are open. Every school that's offered me I'm interested in. My recruitment is open."

Some time was also dedicated to visiting other top prospects in the state.

Alabama defensive backs coach Mel Tucker visited the schools of Will Ignont, a 2017 Rivals100 linebacker from Buckhorn High School in New Market, Austin Troxell, a 2017 Rivals100 offensive tackle and Malik Miller, a four-star athlete from Madison Academy High School. He also visited the school of Kendall Randolph, a 2017 offensive tackle from Bob Jones High School in Madison. He is the younger brother of former Alabama basketball star, Levi Randolph.

Tight ends coach Bobby Williams stopped by the school of Alaric Williams, a 2017 Rivals100 running back from Southside High School in Gadsden. Wide receivers coach Billy Napier visited the school of Erroll Thompson, a three-star linebacker from Florence High School.

Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal was named the 2015 National Recruiter of the Year and has been busy on the recruiting trail. He flew to California last Thursday to visit the school of Jonah Williams, a four-star offensive tackle and Alabama commitment from Folsom High School. He also traveled to Snow College in Ephraim, Utah to check out offensive tackle and BYU commitment, Garrett Bolles. He spent Monday visiting the school of Charles Baldwin, an offensive tackle from ASA College in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Danny Dalton, a three-star tight end from Marshfield High School in Massachusetts. …

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