Over the years, one of Alabama’s strongest position groups has been decidedly aggressive combat. Players such as Evan Neal, Cam Robinson, Jedric Wills and Alex Leatherwood were high ranked prospects and became stars for the Crimson Tide. Now, the coaching staff is looking for players of that ability to join the program and make an immediate impact.
Of the recruiting offensive linemen, the Olos Elinen offensive tackle may be the most coveted.
The Finland native released her top five schools on Friday. Among those listed were Ohio State, Miami, Georgia, Alabama and Oregon. He also announced that he would make his commitment public on July 22. Allenon has made two trips to Alabama with her family. It seems like a two-team race between Miami and Alabama up to this point, but things may be changing.
Here’s what Allenon had to say when Hayes Fawcett asked him about Tide:
“I’ve had a long relationship with Alabama,” Allenon said. “They’ve always been one of my top schools and Coach Saban and Coach Wolford have been super proven. This is the standard of college football!”
The Tide remained the leader until it recently got three crystal balls in Miami’s favor. The Hurricane has already taken down some of Alabama’s top targets Francis Mouigoa, Riley Williams, Jaden Wayne and Raul Aguirre. Even if he chooses Miami, Alabama will likely be involved in his recruiting until the day of his signing.
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