Alabama's Good Recruiting Pays Off: Carswell and Others Make Big Noise

Derek SmithCorrespondent IJune 27, 2010

Ronald Carswell

It is being reported that true freshman Ronald Carswell is absolutely smoking the corners in practice, and is killing the seven on seven drills. 

His speed and impressive show of athleticism have apparently gotten the coaches talking about the youngster contributing early.

Carswell, a wide receiver, is described as being quiet, tall, and very fast; faster than Marquis Maze some say. 

He was rated by as a three star athlete, and one of the best in the state of Georgia.  Excitement doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about watching this guy!

Adrian Hubbard

Another freshman expected to see significant playing time this year is defensive end Adrian Hubbard.  Hubbard joined the Crimson Tide as a four star athlete at 6’7” and 227 lbs. 

Word has it that the coaches wanted him a little bulkier, and he has since added 15 lbs to his frame. 

Cade Foster

If you don’t know who this guy is, you have some research to do.  Wow!  An amazing athlete! 

While in high school, Cade Foster made field goals from 45 yards out on three separate occasions, and booted one with a distance of 49 yards in an exhibition game.

Foster also played middle linebacker, and was very good at it. 

In this video , Foster boots the ball deep, as usual, and the return man foolishly brings it out, only to be leveled and hurt by Foster's devastating hit.  

With a kicker like this, the Wildcat formation could get very exciting.

Alabama has obviously done very well in the recruiting department over the last few years, and it showed last season with the Tide winning the BCS National Championship. 

By my estimates, more of the same is soon to come.

I am not going to sit here, months away from the start of the season, and say that Alabama will win the SEC or the National Championship again this year.  What I will say however, is anyone who faces the defending champs had better bring their A game.

The boys in Crimson are working hard, and they will be ready for each opponent when it’s time to play. 

The possibility of any repeat rests on the shoulders of the coaching staff, and their ability to keep the team focused throughout the season.

I encourage you to be patient, Bama fans.  The 2009 National Championship was just a glimpse into the future of the new dynasty.

Stay tuned for more information on fresh Alabama talent as the season nears.

Signing off and Roll Tide,

Derek Smith