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  1. Amari Cooper paved his own way to Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    Amari Cooper was supposed to end up at Louisville. At least that was Billy Rolle's plan. Rolle, who coached Cooper at Miami [Fla.] Northwestern High School, thought he'd send his budding receiver 1,000 miles north to learn under Charlie Strong, th...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  2. Cyrus Jones recovers, bolsters Alabama D

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- From seventh grade to now, Biff Poggi has gotten to know Cyrus Jones well. So you'll have to pardon the long-time coach at Gilman High School in Baltimore if he wants to brag on his former player in ways you're not accustomed to. ...

    Blog | December 27, 2014
  3. Prescott ready for Louisiana homecoming

    Alex Scarborough

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- "You're not going to Mississippi State unless you can tell me why," Peggy Prescott said to her son late one night during his senior year of high school. Dak, her youngest, wanted to play college football in Starkville, but he was...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. Spring predictions: Sophomores emerge

    Alex Scarborough

    Editor's note: This is Part II in a weeklong series predicting what changes are ahead for Alabama this spring. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Early enrollees get all the love. Because they graduate high school a semester ahead of schedule and arrive on campu...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  5. Landon Collins takes special joy in LSU win

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Landon Collins wasn't going to deny how much beating LSU meant to him personally. When he chose Alabama over LSU as a high school senior, the backlash was harsh. It affected him as much as those closest to him. And while he wouldn...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  6. Reuben Foster looks back on wild recruiting ride before joining A...

    Alex Scarborough

    Reuben Foster flip-flopped commitments, got tattoos, then flipped again. He endured two tough fan bases and now looks back as his wild high school saga draws to an end.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  7. Derrick Henry of Alabama Crimson Tide fractures leg

    Alex Scarborough

    Alabama tailback Derrick Henry, the No. 1-rated athlete in the ESPN 150 in 2013 and the Crimson Tide's top-ranked signee, is out for the rest of spring practice with a fractured tibia, his high school coach said.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  8. Alabama Crimson Tide early enrollees from 2013 recruiting class

    Alex Scarborough

    Despite ranking No. 5 in passing yards allowed, Alabama's defense proved susceptible to the pass late in the season, and Notre Dame is sure to take notice.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2013
  9. Alabama Crimson Tide stars use juco experiences to make them stro...

    Alex Scarborough

    Many top-rated high school prospects have had to take a detour to the juco ranks before playing Division I ball. That's been the case for several Alabama standouts, whose success has been shaped by going down the more difficult path.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  10. Robert Lester takes ownership of Alabama Crimson Tide secondary

    Alex Scarborough

    Since playing high school football with and against Julio Jones, Alabama safety Robert Lester has dedicated himself to standing out as the very best he can be. It just took everyone else a little longer to notice.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  11. Notes: Mixing and matching on defense

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Like a high school athlete who is good at multiple sports and excellent at none, there's a temptation to do too much with young talent, to force the issue and create more problems than answers. Such is the case at Alabama. The ...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  12. Bama commit Deon Johnson catching on

    Alex Scarborough

    HOOVER, Ala. -- Not many people knew Deon Johnson's name when he committed to the University of Alabama in mid-April. The slim wide receiver from Spanish Fort High School just outside of Mobile, Ala., didn't come with the acclaim of a Robert Foster, ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  13. Scarbrough sets announcement date

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Bo Scarbrough, a top running back in the 2014 class, is set to make his college decision. The product of Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., will commit on July 23 at 9:45 a.m. on his high school campus, according to his c...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  14. New eligibility standards coming soon

    Alex Scarborough

    The issue of high school athletes becoming academically eligible with the NCAA just got a lot more difficult. Thanks to new standards agreed upon by the NCAA to be implemented in 2016, student athletes will have to not only complete the same core cou...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  15. Saban, Smart visit 2013 lineman

    Alex Scarborough

    University of Alabama coaches Nick Saban and Kirby Smart got a first-hand look at 2013 offensive lineman Brandon Kublanow at his high school in Marietta, Ga., on Tuesday. The two coaches stopped by Walton High to shake hands and get to know one of...

    Blog | January 17, 2012