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Derrick Henry, a five-star running back from Yulee, Florida, is the nation's all-time leading rusher in high school football history. Derrick Henry, a five-star running back from Yulee, Florida, is the nation's all-time leading rusher in high school football history.
Brandon Hill signed with Alabama after a brief commitment to Ole Miss. (247Sports) Brandon Hill signed with Alabama after a brief commitment to Ole Miss. (247Sports)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama announced nine student-athletes have begun classes at the University and will be eligible to participate in spring practice with the Crimson Tide in 2013.

Two of the highest-ranked prospects include Derrick Henry and O.J. Howard. Henry is a five-star prospect that is ranked as the No. 1 athlete by ESPN.com and 247Sports and the No. 4 running back by and Scout.com. He is ninth in the ESPN150 and 12th in the Top247.

Howard is the No. 1 tight end nationally by Rivals.com, 247Sports and Scout.com while ranking second by ESPN. He is No. 7 in the Rivals100, No. 20 in the Top247 and No. 45 in the ESPN150.

Of the nine early enrollees, only two hail from Alabama. The other seven come from seven different states from across the country, including Utah, Colorado, Maryland, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida and Georgia.

Source:  www.rolltide.com

The January enrollees include the following:


Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown
Cooper Bateman QB 6-3 202 Murray, Utah
Leon Brown OL 6-6 313 Riverdale, Maryland
Luke Del Rio QB 6-2 200 Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Raheem Falkins WR 6-4 195 New Orleans, Louisiana
Derrick Henry RB 6-3 242 Yulee, Florida
Brandon Hill OL 6-6 350 Collierville, Tennessee
O.J. Howard TE 6-5 225 Prattville, Alabama
Parker McLeod QB 6-3 190 Marietta, Georgia
Jai Miller DB 6-3 210 Valley Grande, Alabama

 

 

 

 

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