Alabama set to host six recruits this weekend

Anniston StarJanuary 23, 2014 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- With national signing day less than two weeks ago, every team is turning up the heat on the nation's top prospect.

And Alabama is no different.

The Crimson Tide will host six prospects for official visits this weekend with three currently committed and three uncommitted.

The group will be headlined by five-star cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Humphrey is the Tide's top target as the team hopes to bolster its defensive backfield.

Humphrey, from Hoover High School, is the nation's No. 1 cornerback prospect, according to 247Sports.

Humphrey is also considering Florida State. He took an official visit to Tallahassee this past weekend, but wound up in Tuscaloosa for an unofficial visit shortly after. Humphrey is expected to run track along with early enrollee Tony Brown.

Along with Humphrey, two defensive standouts from Georgia will also be on the visit. Outside linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams, who is committed to South Carolina, is scheduled for an official visit this weekend.

At 6-foot-1, 222 pounds, Allen-Williams is rated as a four-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite rankings and is the nation's No. 8 outside linebacker prospect.

Defensive tackle Elisha Shaw is also scheduled to make the trip. Shaw missed missed the 2013 season with a neck injury and is still recovering. At 6-4, 295 pounds, Shaw has received interest from Alabama, Georgia and Auburn despite not being medically cleared to play.

Along with the three official visitors are three players who have already verbally pledged to the Tide.

California junior college offensive tackle Dominick Jackson is the No. 1 JUCO offensive tackle in the nation, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. At 6-7, 305 pounds, Jackson is expected to be an immediate contributor for the Tide.

He recently received a visit from Tide coach Nick Saban and provided Saban with an update on his academic status, according to

"Everything is set," Jackson told "If everything goes accordingly, I'll graduate in May and leave in June with an extra unit, just in case. Other than that, everything is good. He said the academic advisory people in T-Town said everything is a go. I have all my credits on schedule for graduation and I'm just going to keep knocking it out."

Along with Jackson are two defensive tackle commits in Rochelle, Georgia tackle Johnny Dwight and Bossier City, Louisiana's O.J. Smith.

Dwight told 247Sports that he has shut down his recruitment following a in-home visit from Tide defensive coordinator Kirby Smart.

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