Crimson Tide Summer Enrollees Arrive On Campus
The Alabama Crimson Tide managed to secure the highest ranked recruiting class in history for the 2021 cycle, further solidifying a roster already filled with top tier talent. At the top end of the class were seven 5-star athletes, ranging from top ranked cornerback Ga'Quincy McKinstry to top ranked offensive tackle JC Latham and many more. In all, Alabama landed four players ranked at the top of their position in McKinstry, Latham, Dallas Turner and James Brockermeyer.
14 of Alabama's 26 recruits for the 2021 cycle have already arrived on campus and have participated in spring practice, most notably McKinstry who put on a show in the A-Day game. According to Hank South of BamaOnLine, the remaining 12 athletes were set to arrive on campus the weekend ahead of Monday workouts on May 24. Here is a list of the fresh faces joining the Crimson Tide as summer enrollees for 2021.
Turner, a five-star defensive end out of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a big, athletic pass rusher with an explosive first step and a nose for the backfield. He was the top ranked edge rusher in the 2021 recruiting class and chose Alabama over a multitude of other offers.
Payne is a five-star defensive tackle, hailing from Belleville, MI who is ranked 23rd nationally and first in his home state. Payne is a big bodied lineman who can easily cause a lot of traffic up front with his size.
Wheaton, coming out of Lakeview Centennial in Garland, TX is another in a long line of five-star running backs at Alabama. Wheaton is a smaller back who utilizes his speed to beat defenders.
JoJo Earle is an extremely fast four-star wide receiver out of Aledo, TX, reminiscent of former Crimson Tide receivers Henry Ruggs and Jaylen Waddle. He is extremely dangerous in the open field with his ability to make defenders miss.
Terrion Arnold is four-star safety out of John Paul II High School in Tallahassee, FL, who picked the Crimson Tide over several other SEC offers. Arnold, like McKinstry, plans to play basketball as well as football.
Kadarius Calloway out of Philadelphia, MS is a four-star athlete who played on both sides of the ball throughout high school, but will be joining the Crimson Tide as a safety.
Kendrick Blackshire is four-star inside linebacker out of Texas. Blackshire, standing at 6'2" 245lbs. is a big linebacker who provides a very imposing presence in the middle of the defense.
Kaine Williams, hailing from Marrero, LA, is a four-star safety that chose Alabama over his home state school, LSU and many other big time programs. Williams has a big frame at 6'2" 205 and should provide some great depth at the position.
Coming out of North Shore High School in Houston, TX, Jaeden Roberts is a four-star offensive guard, standing at 6'5" 340lbs. that will provide great depth on the offensive line that lost some key pieces in the offseason.
Tim Keenan is a three-star defensive tackle out of Ramsay High School in Birmingham, AL. Keenan is a big presence in the middle that uses his quick hands to maneuver offensive lineman around and free up other defenders.
Khyree Jackson is a three-star JUCO transfer, hailing from East Mississippi Community College. Jackson is an extremely long corner, standing at 6'3", that can use his size to lock down receivers.
Anquin Barnes, out of Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, AL is a three-star defensive tackle with a big frame that will provide even more depth at the position for the Crimson Tide.