5 Recruits Who Are Most Likely to Join 4-Star QB Blake Barnett at Alabama

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IJune 23, 2014

5 Recruits Who Are Most Likely to Join 4-Star QB Blake Barnett at Alabama

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    Blake Barnett is a quarterback who committed to Alabama earlier this month. From California, the 4-star passer has a phenomenal skill set.

    At 6'3.5" and 195 pounds, he has a strong arm to fire passes to all levels of the field. He also doesn't just sit in the pocket, as he can get out on the move with good speed and mobility. He figures to add a different dimension to the offense in Tuscaloosa.

    Now that he's on board, a few other recruits are likely to join Barnett at 'Bama.

Tyler Carr, OL

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    Alabama is known for having great offensive linemen. Tyler Carr, a 4-star in-state prospect, would give the Crimson Tide another one.

    Carr, who is 6'5" and 311 pounds, projects best as a strong guard who handles defensive linemen in the running game. However, it wouldn't be surprising if he became a solid right tackle.

    His top schools are Alabama, Auburn and Georgia, per 247Sports. The Tigers are leading in his 247Sports Crystal Ball, but this race is awfully close between the Iron Bowl schools.

    He told the following to Andrew Bone of TideSports.com (subscription required) on June 13: "I would choose Alabama because of my relationship with Coach Cristobal. I love the way he coaches. I love the pro-style offense. I really like the way they do things on a day-to-day basis."

Kyle Phillips, DE

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    At 6'4" and 260 pounds, Kyle Phillips is a rugged defensive end who can play over tight ends on the line. He has no issues anchoring and shedding versus running plays, and he may be on pace to become a defensive tackle in college.

    The Tennessee native has Alabama, Ole Miss and Tennessee out in front, per 247Sports. The Volunteers have the lead in his 247Sports Crystal Ball, but Alabama has pulled off bigger upsets in the past.

Tim Settle, DT

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    Hailing from Virginia, Tim Settle is a player that Alabama wants in Tuscaloosa. The 5-star defensive tackle is a physical presence in the trenches at 6'3" and 318 pounds.

    He has good short-area quickness, plus his strength is outstanding. Tennessee is the Crimson Tide's main competitor, per 247Sports. Settle's 247Sports Crystal Ball is also tight between the two schools, with Alabama holding a slight edge.

Daron Payne, DT

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    Daron Payne is another 5-star defensive tackle who could easily end up at Alabama. The powerful 6'2", 330-pounder turns into a beast at the snap.

    The Alabama native has heavy hands and anchors with noticeable power. He would be a great fit in Alabama's defensive scheme.

    Texas and Auburn are in the mix with Alabama, per 247Sports. However, the Crimson Tide are at 97 percent in his 247Sports Crystal Ball. 

Malik Jefferson, OLB

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    At 6'2" and 225 pounds, Malik Jefferson is a player who is wanted at a ton of different schools. He's a special athlete for a linebacker who also has good instincts.

    He even has the ability to rush the passer like a defensive end, and he also is capable of developing into a good player in coverage. Texas A&M is Alabama's top rival for him, according to 247Sports.

    Even though the Aggies are at 70 percent in his 247Sports Crystal Ball right now, Alabama has a great shot with Jefferson.


    All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports' Composite Rankings. Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals and 247Sports.

    Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.