Alabama officially announced Wednesday that eight mid-year enrollees have joined the team, and begun taking classes this semester.
The group is eligible to participate in spring practice and play in the Tide's A-Day spring game on April 16.
The enrollees are junior college offensive lineman Charles Baldwin, linebacker Christian Bell, tight end Miller Forristall, quarterback Jalen Hurts, defensive back Shawn Jennings, offensive lineman Chris Owens, wide receiver T.J. Simmons and offensive lineman Jonah Williams.
Williams is a five-star offensive tackle out of Folsom, Calif. Nationally, he's considered the second-best player at his position, according to 247Sports composite rankings.
Bell is a holdover from the Tide's 2015 recruiting class. He accepted a grayshirt and delayed enrollment until this spring.
Baldwin is a four-star prospect out of Brooklyn, N.Y. while Owens checks in as a four-star guard from Arlington, Texas.
Hurts, who joined the team during bowl practice, is a dual-threat quarterback out of Channelview, Texas.
Forristall (Georgia), Simmons (Alabama) and Jennings (Alabama) are all listed as three-star prospects.
Coker on weird questions
At events like the Senior Bowl and combine, NFL teams sometimes use interesting methods to get information out of players.
Whether it's to genuinely gain knowledge of players or to see how they respond when thrown off, teams can sometimes have amusing questions for the players.
Asked about the weirdest question he received this week, Tide quarterback Jake Coker said teams wanted to know if he ever used drugs.
"There are some where you're just sitting there, and they're like 'You ever smoke weed?'" Coker said, smiling.
As reporters laughed, Coker expanded about how random the question came during one of his interviews. He wouldn't reveal which team brought it up.
"They're like, 'How's your mom and dad? Do you smoke weed?" Coker said. "That's probably the most out of left field question I got."
Academic honor roll
Alabama placed 82 student-athletes on the 2015 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll, including 36 football players.
Among those earning the academic accolade were SEC Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year and All-American Ryan Kelly as well as starters Jake Coker, O.J. Howard, Cole Mazza, Richard Mullaney, Ross Pierschbacher and JK Scott. The Tide's total ranked second in the league behind Arkansas.
The Crimson Tide's fall tally also included 15 members of the soccer team, including SEC Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year and two-time Academic All-District honoree Abby Lutzenkirchen, and 12 members of the women's cross country squad, including Academic All-District and NCAA Championship competitor Katelyn Greenleaf. There were 11 from the Tide's volleyball crew, including Academic All-Americans Krystal Rivers and Sierra Wilson, and seven from the men's cross country team.
To earn a place on the honor roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.0 or better grade point average for either the preceding academic year or their career and be a sophomore or better in academic standing. The Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on the 2014 spring, summer and fall terms.
-- Contact Anniston Star Sports Writer Marq Burnett at firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter:@Marq_Burnett.