The biggest fish left on Alabama’s recruiting board is a name all too familiar to Tide supporters.
Hoover (Ala.) cornerback Marlon Humphrey, a 5-star product who is rated as the nation’s top corner according to 247Sports, is the son of former Tide All-American running back Bobby Humphrey.
Given the younger Humphrey’s roots and the Tide’s needs at corner in this cycle, it would be devastating if his letter of intent ended up anywhere other than Tuscaloosa on Feb. 5.
Florida State represents the biggest threat to lure Humphrey, who also plans to run track in college, away from his home state. As Jeff Sentell of AL.com notes, even with the recent departure of defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt to Georgia, the ‘Noles are still a legitimate contender for the nation’s top corner.
However, given that Pruitt was Humphrey’s recruiter of record at FSU, according to his 247Sports profile, his absence in Tallahassee puts Saban and Kirby Smart in a strong position to close the deal on a Tide legacy and the top talent available at a position of need.