Top 5 Uncommitted Recruits Visiting Alabama for Showdown vs. Mississippi State
The Alabama Crimson Tide will look to roll on towards their National Championship goals as they take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs this weekend in Tuscaloosa, but there is much more than just the outcome of a football game on the line.
Per usual, there are a ton of elite recruits interested in playing for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide, and there will be quite a handful of them at this SEC matchup.
There are a few big-time names that are still not committed, so their presence at this game is worth noting, as their visit could really impact the college football recruiting scene.
Here are the top 5 uncommitted recruits visiting Alabama this weekend:
Visit information via Charles Power of 247Sports.com
5. Racean Thomas, 4-Star RB, Oxford (AL) *2014
4-star running back Racean Thomas is one of the top players in the 2014 class—No. 6 ranked running back and No. 4 recruit in Alabama according to 247Sports—and he's going to be in Tuscaloosa to visit the team that's listed as the favorite on his interest list: Alabama.
No surprise here...
247Sports also has offers listed from Auburn, LSU, Tennessee and Florida State amongst other notable programs, though, so the bigger the impression Alabama can make on the 2014 running back, the better.
He'll be one of the better known prospects in 2014, and he'll be yet another great running back for Alabama, if they can get him to commit.
4. Kc McDermott, 4-Star OT, West Palm Beach (FL) *2014
At 6'6.75'', 285 pounds as just a Junior in high school, KC McDermott looks like he belongs on the Crimson Tide offensive line already.
The 4-star offensive tackle already has offers from major programs like Notre Dame, Ohio State, Miami, Florida, Michigan and Oklahoma to name a few, according to 247Sports, but he has not yet picked up an offer from the Crimson Tide.
Maybe this visit will spark some interest on both sides.
3. Alvin Kamara, 4-Star RB, Norcross (GA)
4-star all-purpose back Alvin Kamara is already one of the more well known players in the 2013 class, and he'll be at this game to watch the Crimson Tide take on Mississippi State.
According to 247Sports, Kamara has Georgia on top of his list, followed closely by Alabama, so this is bound to be a pretty telling visit for the back out of Norcross, Georgia.
He's 5'10'', 192 pounds and runs a 4.55 40 according to Rivals.com, so he'd project to be a good change-of-pace back for the Crimson Tide.
Snagging a recruit out of the state of Georgia would also be a big priority for Alabama, so this is an important visit for both parties involved.
2. Robert Foster, 5-Star WR, Monaca (PA)
Robert Foster is the No. 1 ranked receiver on 247Sports' composite rankings—which is an average of all the recruiting services rankings—and at 6'3'', 190 pounds, clocked at running a 4.49 40 according to 247Sports, it's easy to see why the wideout is ranked so highly.
Foster projects to be a star wherever he ends up, and the good news for Alabama fans is that he has them high on his interest list.
The problem is, his home-state Pittsburgh Panthers and the Ohio State Buckeyes are listed as favorites as well, so the Crimson Tide have some major competition for the 5-star wide receiver, especially in Urban Meyer and OSU.
Powers' report states that Foster will be on his first official visit, so making a good impression with the wideout is going to have to be a priority for the Crimson Tide.
He has the skills to be a superstar at the college level, and Alabama will certainly want to have him on their squad.
1. Montravius Adams, 5-Star DT, Vienna (GA)
5-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams is the most important uncommitted recruit at this game.
He's ranked as the No. 1 defensive tackle recruit in the 2013 class by 247Sports, and he's their No. 2 overall prospect, so the fact that he's going to be at this game is obviously a big deal. Especially when you consider that he has not yet made a commitment...
247Sports has Auburn and Clemson on top of Adams' interest list, but Alabama is in the second tier of "warm interest" teams along with Georgia and Michigan State.
Simply put, Adams is going to be a game-changer on the defensive line, and he's the type of recruit that Alabama normally is able to bring in. This is going to be an integral visit for both parties involved, as Powers' report states that the 5-star stud hasn't been to Alabama since November of last year.
The best way to get back near the top of his interest list is to take care of business against an over-matched Mississippi State, and hopefully the atmosphere in Tuscaloosa will do the rest.