Posted January 29, 2014

Five-star cornerback recruit Marlon Humphrey commits to Alabama

Alabama Crimson Tide, Recruiting
Marlon Humphrey is the fifth five-star recruit to commit to Alabama in his recruiting class.

Marlon Humphrey is the fifth five-star recruit to commit to Alabama for next season. (Mark LoMoglio/Icon SMI)

The rich got even richer on Wednesday as Alabama added the country’s No. 2 cornerback prospect to its top-ranked signing class.

Five-star Hoover (Ala.) High standout Marlon Humphrey announced via Twitter that he had committed to the Crimson Tide. He later tweeted that he was excited to finally be finished with the recruiting process.

Humphrey, the ninth-ranked overall prospect in the class of 2014, according to Rivals.com, is the 25th commitment for Alabama in this class. Per AL.com, Humphrey had 35 tackles and three interceptions in his senior season at Hoover.

The Rivals100: Class of 2014 recruiting rankings

11 comments
Ron aka Buddy
Ron aka Buddy

How many players are going to be cut from the current roster? And when is the NCAA going to say enough is enough when it comes to over-signing? This is getting ridiculous and it's primarily Bama leading the way. 


While I'm on my soapbox - when are the penalties for drug use going to be standardized across the nation? I'm looking at you, LSU.  


Both of these issues lead to an unlevel playing field.

Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip

Unlike kids says decades past, these kids don't want to play in cold weather if they can help it. The southern U.S. is where most of them would like to play. Obviously not everyone can do this, but if asked I would bet 75% or more would easily pick a warmer climate to play football. 

mbroncofan
mbroncofan

@Ron aka BuddyWhere do you get off on oversigning???  Alabama has 25 scholarships available.  They have 25 commits.  Out of that 25, two are on track scholarships...not football.  One or two are JC transfers and don't count.  They have had at least one leave.  By my count, they still have somewhere around 4 slots left!  You sound like a typical whiner...shooting off your mouth before you understand the facts.

ShifterKart
ShifterKart

@Wisconsin Death Trip 


Agree WDT. 


The biggest factor for kids these days is what team can best help the get to the NFL. Whether they get there or not is a different factor, but in their minds they want to play for a team that can help them get there.........

MacKnife10se
MacKnife10se

@Wisconsin Death Trip As a former Southerner myself, I'm sure I'd rather play in a cool Wisconsin November than train in an Alabama August - if that were the only consideration

DavidandTracyAgee
DavidandTracyAgee

@Wisconsin Death TripWell that may be true but in this case the player's father was a pretty good running back at Alabama and raised his son in Birmingham.  Those two factors probably had more weight that wanting to avoid cold weather.