This is one of the biggest recruiting weekends with National Signing Day coming up on Wednesday, but Alabama is using today to start locking in some recruits for the Class of 2015. Hosting a recruiting event for juniors, Alabama has secured verbal commitments from a pair of talented prospects for 2015.
According to TideSports.com, Alabama received two verbal commitments from offensive lineman Lester Cotton, a four-star recruit according to Rivals from Tuscaloosa, and wide receiver Daylon Charlot, a four-star wide receiver from Louisiana.
Charlot jumped on the opportunity to accept an Alabama offer, accepting it after receiving it from the Alabama coaching staff Saturday morning. Still early in the recruiting process, Charlot also has offers from Notre Dame, Arizona, Arizona State and Mississippi State. More are expected to come in despite accepting an Alabama offer. LSU would likely be coming with an offer at some point given he is one of the top prospects in the state.
Cotton, from the home town of the Crimson Tide, was likely never to leave the town if Alabama had interest. What program wouldn’t have interest in a four-star lineman playing in their own shadows? Cotton already has a number of offers, including SEC rivals Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, and Mississippi State in addition to USC and Louisville, but early attempts to sway the Tuscaloosa heavyweight away from Alabama were probably doomed from the beginning.
According to Rivals, Alabama already has seven commitments for the Class of 2015, which includes the two newest additions. Six of them carry four-star rankings from Rivals.
Alabama does not rebuild. They simply reload.