Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Alabama announced nine student-athletes have begun classes at the University and will be eligible to participate in spring practice with the Crimson Tide in 2013.
The January enrollees include quarterback Cooper Bateman (Murray, Utah/Cottonwood), offensive lineman Leon Brown (Riverdale, Md./Parkdale/ASA College), Luke Del Rio (QB/Highlands Ranch, Colo./Valor Christian), wide receiver Raheeem Falkins (New Orleans, La./G.W. Carver), running back Derrick Henry (Yulee, Fla./Yulee), offensive lineman Brandon Hill (Collierville, Tenn./St. George’s/Hargrave Military Academy), tight end O.J. Howard (Prattville, Ala./Autauga Academy), quarterback Parker McLeod (Marietta, Ga./Walton) and defensive back Jai Miller (DB/Valley Grande, Ala./Selma).
Two of the highest-ranked prospects include Henry and Howard. Henry is a five-star prospect that is ranked as the No. 1 athlete by ESPN.com and 247Sports and the No. 4 running back by and Scout.com. He is ninth in the ESPN150 and 12th in the Top247. Howard is the No. 1 tight end nationally by Rivals.com, 247Sports and Scout.com while ranking second by ESPN. He is No. 7 in the Rivals100, 20th in the Top247 and 45th in the ESPN150.
2013 Alabama January Enrollees
NAME POS HT WT Class HOMETOWN/SCHOOL
Cooper Bateman QB 6-3 202 Fr. Murray, Utah/Cottonwood
Leon Brown OL 6-6 313 Jr. Riverdale, Md./Parkdale/ASA College
Luke Del Rio QB 6-2 200 Fr. Highlands Ranch, Colo./Valor Christian
Raheem Falkins WR 6-4 195 Fr. New Orleans, La./G.W. Carver
Derrick Henry RB 6-3 242 Fr. Yulee, Fla./Yulee
Brandon Hill OL 6-6 350 Fr. Collierville, Tenn./St. George’s/Hargrave Military Acad.
O.J. Howard TE 6-5 225 Fr. Prattville, Ala./Autauga Academy
Parker McLeod QB 6-3 190 Fr. Marietta, Ga./Walton
Jai Miller DB 6-3 210 Fr. Valley Grande, Ala./Selma
Courtesy UA Media Relations