247Sports is known for their composite recruiting rankings, but they also provide their own recruiting rankings as well. After The Opening made the rounds and stopped in multiple cities to allow recruits from around the nation to compete against one another, 247Sports has released their Top247 rankings for 2019 and seven Alabama players have fallen within the roughly 250 players they have ranked for the class so far.
All of these players are 4-stars or above, but only two players have been classified as 5-stars so far.
Leading the way for in-state players at #37 is OG Clay Webb from Oxford. Webb is listed as 6-3, 297 pounds and is the #2 guard in the 2019 class. He has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State and Jacksonville State.
Next is OT Pierce Quick from Hewitt-Trussville at #106. Quick is 6-5, 285 and the #15 offensive tackle in the country. He has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Oregon, Tennessee, UAB, Vanderbilt, and Jacksonville State among others.
The highest defensive player is Auburn outside linebacker Mohamoud Diabate at #111, but he is the #9 OLB in the class. The only offer listed for Diabate is Virginia right now.
Highly touted quarterback Bo Nix is listed at #131, but is the #2 dual threat quarterback in the class. Nix helped lead Scottsboro to a region title last year, but he and his dad Patrick Nix have moved to Pinson Valley and will compete in 6A Region 6 this y ear. Nix has offers from all over, but Auburn leads the way with Florida State right behind.
At #197 is Spanish Fort cornerback DJ James. James is 5-10, 175 pounds and is the #14 CB in the class. He currently has offers from Ole Miss and UAB.
Right behind James at #198 is Fultondale inside linebacker Ja’Len Sims. Sims is 6-1, 210 and has an offer from Auburn. He is the #6 ILB in the class.
Finally, rounding out the Alabama players on the list is a quarterback who hasn’t even taken a snap inside the state of Alabama yet in Thompson quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa. Tagovailoa is listed as the #5 dual threat quarterback and has offers from Alabama, Oregon, Utah, Hawaii and Florida Atlantic. Tagovailoa transferred in from Kapolei in Hawaii. He will now compete in 7A Region 3 for the Warriors.
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