TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As Alabama began spring practice on Friday, the Crimson Tide didn’t let up in their recruiting efforts.
Several top prospects from the 2016 and 2017 classes—as well as a 2015 signee—were on hand to witness the action before UA let out for a week of spring break.
Some of those prospects received offers while they were on campus, officially turning the wheels on their possible Alabama commitments.
Let’s look at Alabama’s offers of the week, which included a couple of 5-stars on name alone from the 2016 class.
Eddie McDoom, 2016 3-star wide receiver from Winter Garden, Florida
A week after offering West Orange high school quarterback Ervin Barrett, Alabama went after his teammate at wide receiver after getting the latter on campus for a visit.
And the returns are already coming back. McDoom told AL.com’s Drew Champlin that Alabama jumped up to No. 1 on his list after the offer.
“Alabama brings out the best in players," McDoom told Champlin. "They know how to win and know what it takes to win. I would love to be part of that program."
Don’t expect a decision anytime soon. McDoom said he is waiting until it's closer to national signing day to announce his decision. He holds offers from Florida, Clemson, Louisville, Ohio State and Miami, among others, per his 247Sports profile.
"They want to make sure he passes the eye test," West Orange coach Bob Head told Champlin. "He's got everybody in the country on him too. He's got about 10 SEC offers. He's a freak. He's a really good kid and a good player."
He also has one of the best names in this class.
Tre Threat, 2016 3-star outside linebacker from Spanish Fort, Alabama
Alabama got in on a fast-rising in-state prospect, offering Threat after a visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend. It capped a big week for Threat, who got a visit from Auburn last Saturday.
"It really feels great," Threat told AL.com’s Ben Thomas. "To get two big SEC offers two weekends in a row is awesome. It really makes me feel like I am doing something right. I have to continue to work, get my body prepared and just be a playmaker on the field."
Per Thomas, Threat played baseball on Monday and Tuesday and was contacted by new outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi Tuesday night via Twitter about visiting. He made a decision to go on Wednesday and was in Tuscaloosa on Thursday. He left with an offer.
"Two things really stood out to me," Threat told Thomas. "I was impressed with the academic facilities and also the campus and environment in general. It was all really nice."
Threat said he plans to wait on his decision but wants to enroll in January. Alabama made sure they won’t be on the outside looking in when that time comes.
Lowell Narcisse Jr, 2017 4-star dual-threat quarterback from Saint James, Louisiana
Alabama continues to go after dual-threat quarterbacks to plug into Lane Kiffin’s system, this time offering a 2017 prospect.
Narcisse, currently rated the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the class by 247Sports, is already drawing a lot of attention, getting offers from Auburn and home-state LSU, among others.
He told 247Sports’ Justin Hokanson last week that Auburn was in the lead.
"Auburn's leading," he said, per Hokanson. "It's about where I feel most comfortable, so I wouldn't have to make a big change from high school to college."
But that was before Alabama jumped into the mix.
Narcisse is the Crimson Tide’s second quarterback offer for the 2017 class and its only dual-threat so far. His crystal ball gives LSU the edge for his signature right now.
He told Rivals.com’s Jason Howell on Sunday that he did not have any leaders at this time.
Tyler Vaughns, 2016 5-star wide receiver from LaPuente, California
Alabama’s highest-rated offer this week was the No. 2 wide receiver in the 2016 class, per the 247Sports composite, and the top one per 247Sports’ own rankings.
Lupoi continued to show why he was so coveted for Alabama’s staff. Vaughns told Rivals.com’s Andrew Bone that the newly promoted outside linebackers coach and Nick Saban gave Vaughns the offer via phone.
"All I can say is Alabama is one of the ones at the top," Vaughns told Bone. "I don't have a visit scheduled yet, but I hope to get there real soon."
The Crimson Tide have offered 26 wide receivers for 2016 already, with a commitment from one.
Alabama is also showing why it wanted to bring in West Coast ties like those of Lupoi and Kiffin.
Other offers from the week
Garrett Bolles, 2016 JUCO 4-star offensive tackle from Lehi, Utah (BYU commit)
Tyrie Cleveland, 2016 4-star wide receiver from Houston, Texas (Texas A&M commit)
Jean Delance, 2016 4-star offensive tackle from Mesquite, Texas
Landon Dickerson, 2016 3-star offensive tackle from Hudson, North Carolina
Elysee Mbem-Bosse, 2016 inside linebacker from Ellenwood, Georgia
Jonah Williams, 2016 4-star offensive tackle from Folsom, California
Devon Hunter, 2017 4-star quarterback from Chesapeake, Virginia
Khalan Laborn, 2017 running back from Virginia Beach, Virginia
Cordarrian Richardson, 2017 running back from Memphis, Tennessee
Marc Torrence is the Alabama lead writer for Bleacher Report. All quotes and reporting were obtained firsthand unless otherwise noted.
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