Alabama football announced it has added 22 student-athletes to its 2019 recruiting class on the first day of the early signing period on Wednesday.
The 22 high school players come from 10 states – Alabama (6), Florida (3), Georgia (3), Maryland (3), New Jersey (2), Illinois (1), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1), Mississippi (1) and Texas (1).
As of 4 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Alabama’s 2019 signing class was ranked No. 1 nationally by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals.
As listed by position, the Crimson Tide add to its roster five offensive linemen, five linebackers, four defensive backs, three defensive linemen, two quarterbacks along with one player each at placekicker, tight end and wide receiver.
The early signees include DL Antonio Alfano (Colonia, N.J./Colonia), DB Jordan Battle (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), TE Jahleel Billingsley (Chicago, Ill./Phillips Academy), OL Tanner Bowles (Glasgow, Ky./Glasgow), DB Jeffery Carter (Mansfield, Texas/Legacy), DL Darrian Dalcourt (Baltimore, Md./St. Frances Academy), DL D.J. Dale (Pinson, Ala./Clay-Chalkville), LB Justin Ebiogbe (Forest Park, Ga./Forest Park), LB Christian Harris (Baton Rouge, La./University Lab), LB Kevin Harris II (Loganville, Ga./Grayson), DB DeMarco Hellams (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Catholic), DL Braylen Ingraham (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), OL Amari Kight (Alabaster, Ala./Thompson), LB Shane Lee (Baltimore, Md./St. Frances Academy), WR John Metchie (Highstown, N.J./The Peddle School), LB King Mwikuta (West Point, Ga./Troup County), OL Evan Neal (Okeechobee, Fla./IMG Academy), OL Pierce Quick (Trussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville), PK Will Reichard (Hoover, Ala./Hoover), QB Taulia Tagovailoa (Alabaster, Ala./Thompson), DB Brandon Turnage (Oxford, Miss/Lafayette) and QB Paul Tyson (Trussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville).
Among the 22 players are:
- Three five-star prospects (by at least one of the following: 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN): Antonio Alfano, Evan Neal and Pierce Quick
- Eighteen four-star prospects (by at least one of the following: 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN): Jordan Battle, Jahleel Billingsley, Tanner Bowles, Jeffery Carter, Darrian Dalcourt, D.J. Dale, Justin Eboigbe, Christian Harris, Kevin Harris II, DeMarcus Hellams, Braylen Ingraham, Amari Kight, Shane Lee, John Metchie, King Mwikuta, Taulia Tagovailoa, Brandon Turnage and Paul Tyson
- Twelve players selected to participate in the Under Armour All-America Game: Jordan Battle, Jeffery Carter, Darrien Dalcourt, Justin Eboigbe, Kevin Harris II, Amari Kight, Shane Lee, King Mwikuta, Evan Neal, Pierce Quick, Will Reichard and Brandon Turnage
- Three players selected to participate in the Army All American Bowl: Antonio Alfano, Christian Harris, and Taulia Tagovailoa
- Eighteen players in the ESPN300: Antonio Alfano, Jordan Battle, Tanner Bowles, Jeffery Carter, D.J. Dale, Justin Eboigbe, Christian Harris, Kevin Harris II, DeMarcus Hellams, Braylen Ingraham, Amari Kight, Shane Lee, King Mwikuta, Evan Neal, Pierce Quick, Taulia Tagovailoa, Brandon Turnage and Paul Tyson
- Six players in the Rivals100: Antonio Alfano, DeMarco Hellams, Amari Kight, Shane Lee, Evan Neal, and Pierce Quick
- Fifteen players in the Rivals250: Antonio Alfano, Jordan Battle, Jahleel Billngsley, Justin Eboigbe, Kevin Harris II, DeMarco Hellams, Braylen Ingraham, Amari Kight, Shane Lee, John Metchie, King Mwikuta, Evan Neal, Pierce Quick, Taulia Tagovailoa and Brandon Turnage
- The nation’s top kicking prospect: Will Reichard (ESPN.com, Rivals.com, 247Composite)
2019 Alabama Early Signing Day Roster
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. /St. Thomas Aquinas
Chicago, Ill./Phillips Academy
Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield Legacy
Baltimore, Md./St. Frances
Forest Park, Ga./Forest Park
Baton Rouge, La./University Lab
Kevin Harris II
Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Catholic
Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
Baltimore, Md./St. Frances Academy
Hightstown, N.J./The Peddie School
West Point, Ga./Troup County
Okeechobee, Fla./IMG Academy