While one team on campus is searching for a new head coach, the UAB football staff is carrying out business as usual.

Here’s the latest scoop on a few of the prospects UAB is targeting:


(New Signee) Joel Dixon 6-foot-3, 198 pound punter from San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.

  • Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4244980/joel-dixon
  • Twitter: @_JoelDixon
  • Latest Update: The long and anticipated visit from JUCO punter – Joel Dixon – finally took place this past weekend. Dixon’s interest and intentions to visit have been well known for months now, but everything became official on Saturday when he signed his LOI with the Blazers. 


Jaylond Adams 5-foot-10, 170 pound running back from Minor High in Adamsville, AL

(New Prospect) Jaytlin Askew 5-foot-11, 180 pound defensive back from McEachern High in Powder Springs, GA

Gajuan Davis 6-foot-1, 210 pound linebacker from Carroll High in Ozark, AL

Jacob Free 6-foot-5, 200 pound quarterback from Brantley High in Brantley, AL

(New Prospect) Kevin Haas 6-foot-4, 300 pound offensive tackle from Mississippi Gulf Community College in Perkinston, MS

  • Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/6346293/kevin-haas
  • Twitter: @Haas0Haas
  • Latest Update: Haas picked up his first Division 1 offer from Troy University on March 27. UAB quickly responded and offered him less than one week later. Haas is one of several prospects the UAB coaching staff has targeted from Mississippi Gulf Community College after landing a few signees in the 2016 recruiting class. 

Kevin Howard 6-foot-3, 200 pound wide receiver from Gardendale High in Birmingham, AL

Tadarrius Patterson 6-foot-1, 211 pound linebacker from Carver High in Birmingham, AL

  • Player Profile: http://247sports.com/player/tadarrius-patterson-80767
  • Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3274530/tadarrius-patterson-
  • Twitter: @tadarrius_7
  • Latest Update: Patterson announced on March 26 that he would be releasing his top 10 schools of interest soon. UAB has been on Patterson for a long time, but the talented linebacker’s recruitment has exploded the last several months. My opinion is that UAB will make his top 10, but UAB will need to keep up the intensity to have a chance in landing his signature next Signing Day. 

(New Prospect) Casey Perkins 5-foot-11, 210 pound running back from Smyrna High in Smyrna, TN

(New Prospect) Eric Stokes, Jr. 6-foot, 180 pound athlete from Eastside High School in Covington, GA

(New Prospect) Matthew Tanner 6-foot-7, 345 pound offensive guard from Eastern Arizona Community College in Thatcher, AZ

  • Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1427166/matthew-tanner
  • Twitter: @matthewgtanner
  • Latest Update: UAB was one of the most recent schools to reach out and offer Tanner, who now holds a total of four Division 1 offers (UAB, Georgia State, Mississippi State, and Louisiana Monroe).

Tucker Walters 6-foot-2, 285 pound center from Bob Jones High in Madison, AL

JaTarvious Whitlow 6-foot-1, 190 pound athlete from LaFayette High in LaFayette, AL