Alabama announced Tuesday that nine members of the 2013 signing class have enrolled early and will participate in spring practice.
The nine early enrollees are quarterback Cooper Bateman of Murray, Utah; offensive lineman Leon Brown of Riverdale, Md.; quarterback Luke Del Rio of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; receiver Raheeem Falkins of New Orleans; running back Derrick Henry of Yulee, Fla.; offensive lineman Brandon Hill of Collierville, Tenn.; tight end O.J. Howard of Prattville, Ala.; quarterback Parker McLeod of Marietta, Ga.; and defensive back Jai Miller of Valley Grande, Ala.
Henry is rated by ESPN.com as the nation's No. 1 athlete prospect, while Howard is the No. 1 tight end according to Rivals.com and Scout.com.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...