Breaking down Alabama commits

Originally Published: April 11, 2013
By RecruitingNation | ESPN.com

Here's a closer look at Alabama's 2014 class. While grades, stars and rankings are still to be determined, after watching hours of film, our scouts were able to break down these players. They are listed in alphabetical order.

Our scouts' work is not done. Every day they are adding more evaluations into the recruiting database, so keep checking back for more.


CB Kalvaraz Bessent
Kingsland, Ga./Camden County
College: Alabama

Bessent is a savvy, athletic, polished cornerback prospect who still has a high ceiling. He's well versed in the nuances of the position and highly skilled. He has the height, length and leaping skills you look for out on the perimeter to match up with today's bigger college receivers. Has good, not great speed and perhaps better range than true top-end speed. Quick, fluid and smooth in his movements for a corner with his height. Plays with very good hip sink and balance when in transition. Footwork is balanced, tight and very crisp.
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ATH Bo Scarbrough
Tuscaloosa, Ala./Northridge
College: Alabama

Big, strong, athletic and straight-line fast with impressive ball skills, Scarbrough is one of the more physically gifted and impressive athletes this class has to offer. He could get recruited at multiple positions in college, but might fit into a hybrid RB/H-back role on offense. He has a strong, powerful frame as a running back with deceptive lateral agility and quickness. He's well-built but his tall and somewhat high-cut frame draws concern from a durability standpoint as does his upright running style, but he has very good feet and can effectively pick and stab his way through traffic to avoid the direct hit.
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S Chris Williams
Kingsland, Ga./Camden County
College: Alabama

Williams plays a lot bigger and faster than his listed measurables would suggest. There are guys who have football speed and this is one of them. His long frame, ball skills and great acceleration allow him to produce in all three phases of the game, but we feel he will develop into a college safety. He has good height and length with a frame that should continue to physically develop and fill out. Displays wiry strength at this time and his tightly-wound, fast-twitched body has some pop to it. Deployed a lot at free safety, which is where we feel he projects best in college.
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