Eleven Alabama signees are playing in the 2019 Under Armour All-American Game, roughly split between Team Flash and Team Ballaholics.
The teams, splitting up 100 of the nation’s top prospects, were selected by team captains in a draft format today, conducted live on Snapchat. The rosters — for Team Flash, led by head coach Steve Mariucci, and Team Ballaholics, led by head coach Deion Sanders — were revealed in a news release to reporters.
Team Flash features future Alabama linebackers Kevin Harris, listed on the roster as a defensive end, and Shane Lee, as well Hoover kicker Will Richard, and offensive lineman Amari Kight of Thompson and Darrian Dalcourt.
Five Alabama signees are part of Team Ballaholics — defensive backs Brandon Turnage, Jordan Battle and offensive lineman Evan Neal and defensive end Justin Eboigbe, as well as Alabama defensive back commit Christian Williams.
Williams is one of three Alabama commits who did not sign during college football’s December signing period, but said Crimson Tide coaches supported his decision and he plans to make an official visit to Tuscaloosa in January.
Turnage, Williams and Battle could log time in the Team Ballaholics’ defensive backfield together, giving them valuable time to build on-field chemistry before arriving in Tuscaloosa.
Three Alabama high school coaches also serve as assistant coaches for Team Ballaholics — Hoover’s Josh Niblett, offensive coordinator; Pinson Valley’s Patrick Nix, quarterbacks; and Hewitt-Trussville’s Josh Floyd, running backs.