New Prospects: 

2019 Kasimir Absolu wide receiver from Mandarin HS in Jacksonville, FL

David Acfalle 6-foot, 192 pound defensive back from Hewitt-Trussville HS in Trussville, AL

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  • Twitter: @AcfalleSwagg
  • Latest Update: Acfalle released his top 6 schools of interest last week, which consisted of UAB, Illinois, Middle Tennessee, Navy, Southern Miss, & Western Kentucky. He holds at least 14 Division 1 offers, so it’s good to see UAB make this list. He is teammates with another UAB prospect named Grayson Cash who you will read more about below. It will be interesting to see if both want to play at the same school.

Joshua Brown 6-foot, 195 pound strong safety from Langston Hughes HS in Fairburn, GA

Marvis Brown 6-foot-3, 325 pound offensive lineman from Tyler JUCO in Tyler, TX

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  • Twitter: @marvis_brown
  • Latest Update: UAB is targeting Brown, who holds offers from Arkansas State, North Texas, & Prairie View A&M. Before JUCO, he verbally committed to SMU over offers from Tulsa, UTSA, & Western Michigan. He backed out of his pledge in January 2015 after a coaching change and eventually signed with Texas Southern in February of that same year.

Spencer Brown 6-foot, 230 running back from Mortimer Jordan HS in Morris, AL

Grayson Cash 6-foot, 185 pound athlete from Hewitt-Trussville HS in Trussville, AL

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  • Twitter: @GraysonCash37
  • Latest Update: Cash is another local prospect who UAB is hoping to keep in-state. The UAB coaching staff offered him a scholarship in June, which – was his second D1 offer (the first one coming via Gardner Webb). Cash is an incredible athlete who can play on both sides of the ball – either at safety or running back. His athleticism helped him return a kickoff 83 yards for a TD in the video below.

2018 Antonio Heard 5-foot-8, 160 pound wide receiver from Teague HS in Teague, TX

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  • Twitter: @A_Heard3
  • Latest Update: UAB was the first to offer Heard. His brother, Tyrese, is another prospect that you’ll read more about below. It’s safe to assume the Blazer coaching staff is hopeful to land both as a “package deal.”

2018 Tyrese Heard 6-foot, 180 pound athlete from Teague HS in Teague, TX

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  • Twitter: @Theard07
  • Latest Update: As mentioned above, Tyrese is the brother of Antonio Heard – both c/o 2018 targets for UAB. Tyrese has more offers at this point: UAB, Oregon, & Purdue. While in Alabama last month, Tyrese visited the campuses of UAB, Alabama, & Samford.

Deonte Henson 5-foot-9, 160 pound defensive back from West Brook HS in Beaumont, TX

D’Anthony Hopkins 6-foot-2, 225 pound running back from Blinn College in Benham, TX

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Antoine Jerome 6-foot, 190 pound wide receiver from Boynton Beach HS in Boynton Beach, FL

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  • Twitter: @toine561
  • Latest Update: Jerome had a fantastic junior season at Boynton Beach playing on both sides of the ball. At the wide receiver position – he registered 40 catches for 930 yards & 10 touchdowns. In the secondary – he had 25 tackles and 6 interceptions. The young man also boasts a 3.0 GPA. His productive junior season has led to offers this summer from UAB, Eastern Michigan, & FAMU.

Kalem Reddix 6-foot-1, 207 pound wide receiver from St. Martin HS in Ocean Springs, MS

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Kris Reed 5-foot-10, 170 pound wide receiver from Lawton Chiles in Tallahassee, FL

Robert Reeves 6-foot-2, 200 pound linebacker from Pensacola HS in Pensacola, FL

2018 Marco Rollins 6-foot-3, 300 pound offensive/defensive tackle from East Gadsden HS in Havana, FL

Lucious Stanley 6-foot-1, 210 from North Fort Myers HS in North Fort Myers, FL

Quan Stokes 6-foot-3, 315 pound offensive lineman from Colquitt County HS in Moultrie, GA

2018 Nuru Tinch 6-foot, 205 pound running back from Newton HS in Covington, GA

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  • Twitter: @theylovetinch
  • Latest Update: The Blazer coaching staff has a good relationship with Newnan HS but have yet to land a player from there. They’ll hope that changes with c/o 2018 prospect, Nuru Tinch. UAB made sure to be his first offer and hope that early connection will pay off once Tinch begins receiving offers from other schools.

Dyjonn Turner 6-foot, 200 pound safety from Florence HS in Florence, AL

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  • Twitter: @DyjonnT
  • Latest Update: Talented in-state prospect who picked up an offer from UAB in early June. Turner’s offer list now consists of UAB, Alabama A&M, Eastern Illinois, Jacksonville State, Mercer, & MTSU.

Giovanni Williams 6-foot, 230 pound linebacker from Wenonah HS in Birmingham, AL

Larry Wooden 6-foot, 190 pound running back from Spain Park HS in Birmingham, AL

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  • Twitter: @LarryWooden25
  • Latest Update: Picked up an offer from UAB. Wooden boasts offers from Arkansas State, Gardner Webb, Georgia State, Mercer, Minnesota, Presbyterian, Southern Miss, Troy, & Tulane.

Tre Young 6-foot-1, 180 pound defensive back from McGill-Toolen HS in Mobile, AL

New Offers: 

Hunter BrannonUAB

Gajuan DavisSouth Alabama

Tony Jones – MTSU

Khalil Keith – MTSU

Moris Lugo – Toledo

2018 Davontae McCrae – FAU, FAMU, FIU, Louisville, NC State, & Toledo

2018 Jason Mercier – Bethune Cookman

Anthony Rush – Bowling Green

Jalen Tolbert – Jacksonville State

Will Ulmer – Maryland

Will Wallace – FAU; Took an unofficial visit to Tulane in late June.

Datrone Young – FAU

Other Updates: 

Destra Benoit – Ran a 4.33 and a 4.39 40yd dash at a camp at Ball State. The speedster is definitely on the Blazer coaching staff’s radar.

Stephon Huderson – Took an unofficial visit to Troy in mid June.

Thomas Johnston – Took an unofficial visit to Arkansas in mid June.

2016 Luder Jean Louis – Committed to Eastern Kentucky

Eugene Minter – Minter is a top priority for the UAB coaching staff. It’s not hard to understand why when looking at his offer list – which now totals 18. At 6-foot-4 – his potential is through the roof and the role he could play in rebuilding a program in his home city is a huge selling point. UAB commit, Justin Whisenhunt, has been recruiting Minter via social media, but he and the Blazer coaching staff will have to fight off out-of-state suitors such as Louisville, who have been breeding talent from the Birmingham area in their last few recruiting classes.

2018 Zac Montgomery – Took an unofficial visit to Western Carolina in late June

Octavious Morgan – Committed to Iowa State

Ronald Rudd – Committed to UCLA shortly after receiving an offer last month.

Dreko Statham – Committed to Georgia State

Darian Stephenson – Committed to Navy

2018 Trenell Troutman – Committed to Louisville

Tucker Walters – Took an unofficial visit to Navy in late June.

Justin Whisenhunt – Commited to UAB and has been one of the Blazers’ top recruiters on social media ever since.  Read more about Whisenhunt’s commitment here. *Credit to Gary Estwick at AL.COM.

Mike Young – Verbally committed to Boise State last month, but the UAB coaching staff has not given up hope. UAB officially extended an offer to Young last week & will continue to recruit him until National Signing Day.