In the final 7 days, two Alabama working backs, Keilan Robinson and Kyle Edwards, have left the plan. Robinson declared his commitment to Texas about the weekend, even though Edwards stays in the NCAA transfer portal.
Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide additional a tailback to its 2022 course in Le’veon Moss on Sunday after an official visit from the Baton Rouge, La. product.
He is the 2nd jogging again determination signing up for in-point out standout Emmanuel Henderson, who verbally pledged back again in March.
Moss skipped components of his junior year due to a concussion, but as a sophomore, he tallied above 1,350 yards and 16 touchdowns on the floor on just 94 carries.
Sports activities Illustrated All-American recruiting director and analyst John Garcia Jr. shared with BamaCentral what the Crimson Tide is having with the 6-foot, 200-pounder.
“I believe he’s one particular of individuals fellas that we talked about many years in the past in the starting of the Nick Saban era,” Garcia stated. “More compact and go-catching jogging backs have become much more common but I consider Le’veon is a throwback to that far more traditional Alabama operating back again when they ended up signing the Trent Richardson’s, TJ Yeldon’s, Eddie Lacy’s and Mark Ingram’s of the environment. It was a person you envisioned to be no-nonsense, one-lower downhill concerning the tackles with a little bit of pump driving his pads and I assume Moss checks all of these boxes.
“Moss fits that basic design and style of SEC jogging again.”
Moss’ violent and tough-nosed operating-fashion is not the only that jumps off the film when you enjoy his highlights. As a keep track of star, his prime-finish pace is eye-popping for his dimensions.
“I consider what would make him exciting is his leading-conclude speed,” Garcia mentioned. “He is a larger male but when he will get in the open up discipline, he is selecting them up and putting them down. He operates 11-flat in the 100 meter dash and you can see it on tape. There is an simplicity to seeing Le’veon Moss operate the football and I believe which is a prerequisite for some of the very best jogging backs Alabama has brought in.
“Bodily, he is nearer to a Derrick Henry or Najee Harris in contrast to the smaller backs Alabama has experienced.”
Henderson, who wracked up 1,592 total yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns as a junior at Geneva County Substantial Faculty in Hartford, Ala., and Moss are a best combo of velocity, measurement and strength as the two headliners of the Crimson Tide’s 2022 backfield.
“He’s a perfect compliment to Emmanuel Henderson. Emmanuel is more of a gadget person, terrific move-catcher, elite in-room, wonderful explosion and pace,” Garcia reported. “I feel Moss is additional common between the tackles so Alabama has its thunder and lighting creating with this course.”