SEC Recruiting Recap: Alabama shows out in front of coveted recruits (via DCM Fan Zone)
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By Erik Stinnett
It was a big weekend for Alabama.
Not only did the Crimson Tide notch a pivotal and convincing victory over visiting LSU on Saturday, it also hosted a number of recruits who, no doubt, came away impressed with what they saw at Bryant-Denny Stadium. And then a few days later Alabama reeled in a key commitment for its 2017 class -- a hometown kid.
Perhaps the next Derrick Henry.
Running back Brian Robinson (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest) announced on his Twitter account that he'll be suiting up in crimson and white in 2017.
"I would like to announce that I am officially committed to the University of Alabama. Roll Tide Roll," he tweeted on Monday.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Robinson, who was in attendance at the Alabama-LSU game, rushed for 447 yards in one game this season, and it came against pretty salty competition -- defending 6A state champ Clay-Chalkville. In addition to Alabama, other SEC schools that offered him included Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss and South Carolina.
One of the biggest names among recruits present for the Tide-Tigers showdown was five-star linebacker Lyndell "Mack" Wilson (Montgomery, Ala./Carver). Wilson is uncommitted right now, but seemed impressed with his experience in Tuscaloosa on Saturday.
"This was the best Alabama game I've been to since I've been getting recruited," the 6-foot-2, 236-pounder tweeted Saturday.
Another big-name Alabama-LSU attendee was five-star offensive lineman Greg Little (Allen, Texas/Allen). A former Ole Miss commit, the 6-foot-5, 318-pound Little is looking at a number of schools, and it appears Alabama might be his leader now.
Dawgs, Vols, Gators Win In Front of Recruits: Georgia, Tennessee and Florida all had victorious home game showings on Saturday as well and all hosted several key recruits. Offensive lineman E.J. Price (Lawrenceville, Ga./Archer) was one of the key recruits who took in the Georgia-Kentucky game.
"Great game today and glad I got to enjoy it with my teammates," Price tweeted.
Four-star defensive end Emmit Gooden (Brownsville, Tenn./Haywood) and four-star offensive tackle Marcus Tatum (Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland) took in the Tennessee-South Carolina game and tweeted out from Neyland Stadium. Jermaine Eskridge (Tampa, Fla./Thomas Jefferson) was at the Florida-Vanderbilt game and tweeted out a photo from The Swamp.
Eskridge is a 2018 Kentucky commitment.
Rambo Checks Out Aggies: Four-star receiver Charleston Rambo (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill) got to take in the Texas A&M-Auburn game Saturday, but his host school came out on the losing end.
"On the road to College Station," Rambo tweeted.
Latest Team Rankings: In ESPN's latest team recruiting rankings for 2016, a couple of SEC teams in the top 25 saw movement in the last week, but most of them remained where they were. LSU still tops the rankings at No. 1, and Alabama, Ole Miss and Georgia still occupy spots Nos. 5-7. Tennessee moved up one spot to No. 12, while Florida moved up one spot to No. 14.
Auburn remains at No. 16, and Texas A&M remains at No. 18. Arkansas is continuing to hold steady at No. 22.
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