Crimson Tide adds 22 student-athletes on first day of early signing period
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama football announced the addition of wide receiver Traeshon Holden and running back Jase McClellan to its 2020 recruiting class on Wednesday night.
The addition of Holden and McClellan ups the Crimson Tide’s class to 22 student-athletes in the early period.
The 22 high school players come from eight states – Alabama (9), California (2) Florida (3), Georgia (3), Louisiana (1), Maryland (1), Ohio (1) and Texas (2). Listed by position, the Crimson Tide added to its roster – four players apiece at linebacker, defensive back and defensive linemen, along with three running backs, two offensive linemen, a pair of wide receivers and one player at quarterback, tight end and athlete.
Among the 22 players are:
- Three five-star prospects (by at least one of the following: 247Sports, 247Composite, Rivals.com): Chris Braswell, Drew Sanders and Bryce Young
- All 22 student-athletes are listed as a four-star prospect by at least one of the following: 247Sports, Rivals.com and/or ESPN.com
- Seventeen players were ranked in the ESPN300: William Anderson Jr., Brian Branch, Chris Braswell, Jackson Bratton, Traeshon Holden, Thaiu Jones-Bell, Demouy Kennedy, Jah-Marien Latham, Jase McClellan, Seth McLaughlin, Malachi Moore, Quandarrius Robinson, Drew Sanders, Timothy Smith, Kristian Story, Roydell Williams and Bryce Young
- Seventeen players were listed on the Rivals250: William Anderson Jr., Brian Branch, Chris Braswell, Jackson Bratton, Traeshon Holden, Thaiu Jones-Bell, Demouy Kennedy, Jah-Marien Latham, Jase McClellan, Malachi Moore, Jahquez Robinson, Quandarrius Robinson, Drew Sanders, Timothy Smith, Kristian Story, Roydell Williams and Bryce Young
- Nine players were listed on the Rivals100: Brian Branch, Chris Braswell, Demouy Kennedy, Jase McClellan, Quandarrius Robinson, Drew Sanders, Timothy Smith, Roydell Williams and Bryce Young
2020 Alabama Early Signing Day Roster – Signees (22)
NAME POS HT WT HOMETOWN/SCHOOL
William Anderson Jr. DL 6-4 230 Hampton, Ga./Dutchtown
Brian Branch DB 6-0 185 Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek
Chris Braswell DL 6-3 220 Baltimore, Md./St. Frances Academy
Jackson Bratton LB 6-3 233 Muscle Shoals, Ala./Muscle Shoals
Caden Clark TE 6-4 258 Akron, Ohio/Archbishop Hoban
Javion Cohen OL 6-4 296 Phenix City, Ala./Central
Kyle Edwards RB 6-0 205 Destrehan, La./Destrehan
Traeshon Holden WR 6-3 196 Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne
Thaiu Jones-Bell WR 6-0 190 Hallandale, Fla./Miami Carol City
Demouy Kennedy LB 6-3 215 Theodore, Ala./Theodore
Jah-Marien Latham DL 6-3 297 Reform, Ala./Pickens County
Jase McClellan RB 5-11 200 Aledo, Texas/Aledo
Seth McLaughlin OL 6-4 278 Buford, Ga./Buford
Malachi Moore DB 6-0 180 Trussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville
Jahquez Robinson DB 6-2 185 Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood
Quandarrius Robinson LB 6-5 220 Birmingham, Ala./Jackson-Olin
Drew Sanders LB 6-5 230 Denton, Texas/Ryan
Timothy Smith DL 6-4 325 Sebastian, Fla./Sebastian River
Kristian Story ATH 6-1 213 Lanett, Ala./Lanett
Ronald Williams DB 6-2 188 Ferriday, La./Hutchinson C.C./Ferriday
Roydell Williams RB 5-10 207 Hueytown, Ala./Hueytown
Bryce Young QB 6-0 190 Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei
WR, 6-3, 196, Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne
Athletic wide receiver with size who earned four-star rankings across the board … the No. 26 overall prep prospect in California by Rivals.com and No. 244 on the Rivals250 … the Golden State’s 14th-rated player by 247Sports and No. 19 on the 247Composite … ranked by ESPN.com as the No. 37 player in the West Region and No. 21 player from California … the nation’s No. 20th-rated wide receiver per 247Sports … the site also lists him as the No. 128 prospect nationally … selected as a Top 350 All-American by PrepStar … transferred from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Md., to Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Calif. for his final prep season … finished his senior campaign with 31 catches for 512 yards and seven touchdowns across seven games of action … selected to play in the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame World Bowl in Cancun, Mexico … coached by Manuel Douglas at Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Calif. … chose the Crimson Tide over Clemson, Florida, Oregon and USC among others.
RB, 5-11, 200, Aledo, Texas/Aledo
One of the nation’s top running back prospects and a big get out of the state of Texas late in the early signing day window … a consensus four-star prospect … ranked 43rd nationally in the 247Composite … the No. 8 running back and No. 6 player in the state of Texas in the composite … ESPN ranks him as the No. 34 player in the country, the No. 5 running back, No. 6 player in the Midlands Region and the fifth-best prospect in Texas … No. 60 in the Rivals100, ranking as the No. 7 running back and No. 6 player in the state … 74th in the Top247 and the site’s No. 8 running back and No. 6 player in Texas … selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game … competed in Nike’s “The Opening” … led his team to the Texas 6A-Division II State Championship game in 2019, which will be played on Dec. 21 … has rushed for 1,268 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior … has totaled 6,468 yards on 842 career carries with 122 touchdowns while catching 28 passes for 429 yards and three more scores … rushed for 2,073 yards and 47 touchdowns as a junior in 2018 … Class 5A All-State selection as a junior in 2018 … scored 28 touchdowns while rushing for 1,599 yards on 203 carries during his sophomore season (2017) while missing six games due to injury … rushed for 1,528 yards and 20 scores as a true freshman, earning MaxPreps All-Freshman Team National Player of the Year … also named the state championship game MVP as a freshman … played for head coach Tim Buchanan at Aledo High School … chose Alabama over Oklahoma after being a Sooner pledge for almost two years.