Cameron Robinson, 5-star offensive tackle, is the No. 1 recruit in the 2014 class according 247Sports. It should come as no surprise to you then that Robinson is planning on visiting Alabama this weekend.
As if that's not enough, it's been reported that 5-star safety Laurence Jones and 4-star receiver Cameron Sims will also be attending Alabama's second scrimmage. Charles Power of BamaOnline posted the VIP report. Matt Scalici of AL.com passed it on:
Five-star safety Laurence "Hootie" Jones and four-star wide receiver Cameron Sims, both of whom rank among the best in Louisiana's loaded 2014 class, will join Robinson in Tuscaloosa. As with Robinson, Alabama is battling LSU for Jones while Auburn might be the Crimson Tide's top competition for the elusive playmaker Sims.
Elite recruits visit the elite program? We've seen this show before, haven't we?
Alabama doesn't get every top recruit—just Google Robert Nkemdiche—but the Crimson Tide are sure on the radar with most of them. Frankly though, who could blame them?
If you're looking to win a championship, signing up to play for Nick Saban and the Tide is probably a pretty good idea.
Alabama has long been deemed one of two favorites (247Sports interest list) for Robinson, who is undoubtedly a superstar recruit. The other program in the running is the home-state LSU Tigers. Robinson is from West Monroe, La.
He's 6'5'', 330 pounds and has all the potential in the world. Robinson is not just big, he's solid. He can also move well too thanks to some quick feet and surprising agility.
According to his 247Sports Crystal Ball, 52 percent of 27 experts predict that he'll end up at Alabama. The rest picked LSU.
Right now it seems like a tight race for Robinson, so any leg up Nick Saban or Les Miles can get is going to be huge.
Unlike with Robinson, Jones' 247Sports Crystal Ball is unanimously in favor of LSU. 20 experts predicted and all of them went with the Tigers of Baton Rouge. Jones is the No. 3 safety in the 2014 class, per 247Sports, so he as well is going to be a huge pickup.
Finally there's Cameron Sims, who checks in as the No. 11 wideout in the nation, according to 247Sports. Per his 247Sports Crystal Ball, 65 percent of 17 experts predict he'll roll with the Tide, while just 35 percent picked Ole Miss.
Overall, it's just an unofficial visit, but it's a visit worth noting.