MONTGOMERY – Alabama and Mississippi all-star teams made adjustments to their rosters Tuesday as practice got underway for Saturday’s 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl. Alabama’s squad added one player Tuesday and Mississippi added two.
Kickoff is set for noon Saturday with Raycom Media televising the game live over its Raycom affiliate stations in both states as well as in Memphis and Columbus (GA). The AHSAA Radio Network will also broadcast the game live over its radio network Saturday.
Fullback/tight end Caleb Florence, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound senior who committed to Austin Peay University Monday, joined the squad Tuesday morning and went through both workouts. He replaced Jaylond Adams of Minor on the squad. Alabama head coach Terry Curtis and his staff also added a defensive linemen, Kent Foster of Pell City, to replace Hewitt-Trussville defensive lineman Christian Smith. Foster, a 6-4, 300-pound offensvce and defensive tackle, joined the 40-man squad Tuesday.
Mississippi All-Star head coach Todd Mangum of Wayne County High School announced two additions, offensive lineman LaQuinton Sharp of Columbus and defensive back Demarcus Jones of Warren Central. Both went through Tuesday’s practices. Also reporting was running back/quarterback Cam Akers of Clinton. Akers, who led Clinton the Class 6A state football championship last weekend, reported Monday night.
Sharp replaced John Dale of Kemper County and Jones replaced Tyler Carmichael-Williams of Lafayette.
TEAMS VISIT THE ROSA PARKS LIBRARY AND MUSEUM: The two all-star squads took a Landmark tour of Montgomery historic sites Tuesday night, including visiting the Rosa Parks Museum located in downtown Montgomery at the local Troy University complex.
DIVISION I COMMITMENTS FOR ALABAMA: At least five SEC schools and two from the ACC have commitments from members of the Alabama All-Star squad. The University of Alabama has commitments from running back Brian Robinson of Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, multi-talented quarterback/receiver Chadarius Townsend of Tanner, offensive linemen Hunter Brannon of Cullman and Kendall Randolph of Bob Jones. Auburn currently has commitments from linebacker T.D. Moultry of Jackson-Olin, receiver Noah Igbinoghene of Hewitt-Trussville, Oxford linebacker Kenney Britt, defensive back Malcom Askew of McAdory and safety Jordyn Peters of Muscle Shoals. Defensive end Justin Thomas of Spanish Fort and defensive lineman Neil Farrell of Murphy have committed to LSU, Blount quarterback Kadarius Lacey is headed to Florida, quarterback Daulton Hyatt plans to sign with Arkansas and Buckhorn linebacker Will Ignont has announced plans to attend Tennessee. Opelika offensive lineman Rakavius Chambers (Duke) and Montgomery Catholic offensive lineman Brian Anderson (North Carolina) are heading to the ACC, free safety J’Marick Woods of Florence has chosen Michigan, and McGill-Toolen receiver Marlon Williams has committed to Southern Cal. McGill-Toolen quarterback Bubba Thompson had committed to Auburn but de-committed before Thanksgiving with plans to choose a school that will allow him to play football and baseball.
Several other players on the squad are expected to sign in February with Top 20 Division I schools, including talented receivers Henry Ruggs III of Lee-Montgomery, Nico Collins of Clay-Chalkville and defensive end Alec Jackson of Jeff Davis.
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