Here’s what we already know (with video of each signee)

And so it begins.

The faxes can start rolling in at 7 a.m. The national signing day madness is underway. Here is the list of players Alabama already has on campus.

T.J. YELDON
Position: Running back
Height, weight: 6-2, 215
School: Daphne; Daphne
Notes: Alabama’s Mr. Football is considered the prize of the class. 247sports.com rates him the No. 1 running back in the nation while Rivals has him No. 2 and Scout has him eighth. … Rushed for 2,193 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior while catching 19 passes for 244 yards. … Yeldon was committed to Auburn until swapping the Tigers for the Tide on Dec. 18, the day before the recruiting dead period began. … Told Rivals.com he was still firmly committed to Auburn 11 days before issuing a news release announcing his change of heart. … He’s one of eight players who enrolled in classes early to compete in spring practices.

DEION BELUE
Position: Defensive back
Height, weight: 6-0, 170
School: Northeast Mississippi CC/Deshler; Tuscumbia, Ala.
Notes: Originally signed with Alabama in 2009, Belue went the junior college route when he didn’t qualify academically. … 247sports rated him the No. 7 junior college prospect in the country. … Rivals and Scout rated him a 3-star prospect. Auburn, UAB, and Southern Miss reportedly recruited him coming out of Deshler High School… Enrolled in January.

CHRIS BLACK
Position: Wide receiver
Height, weight: 6-0, 175
School: First Coast; Jacksonville, Fla.
Notes: Was ranked between No. 2 and No. 19 among wide receivers by the various recruiting services. … Told Scout.com “I run creative routes and am very elusive after the catch.” … As a senior, Black caught 55 passes for 881 yards as a senior after recording 990 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. … Committed to Alabama in August after considering offers from Florida State, and Florida among many others. … Enrolled in January.

AMARI COOPER
Position: Wide receiver
Height, weight: 6-2, 180
School: Miami Northwestern; Miami, Fla.
Notes: Recruiting services rated him between fifth and 12th among receivers nationally. 247sports had him at No. 5 at his position while Rivals said he was the No. 45 overall prospect regardless of position. … Cooper had a huge game at the Jan. 6 Under Armour All-American game. He caught a 75-yard touchdown pass and returned a punt 93 yards for another score. Cooper, along with Chris Black, could see immediate playing time with three senior receivers graduating from the 2011 title team. … Enrolled in January.

TRAVELL DIXON
Position: Defensive back
Height, weight: 6-2, 200
School: Eastern Arizona College/Norland; Miami, Fla.
Notes: Rivals rated him the No. 3 junior college transfer while 247sports says he’s No. 9. … Mississippi State and Florida State also reportedly competed for his services. … His size is similar to Dre Kirkpatrick’s, though he’s a few pounds heavier than the former Tide cornerback. … Had 26 tackles and two interceptions as a freshman at Eastern Arizona College, according to Scout. … Enrolled in January.

KENYAN DRAKE
Position: Running back
Height, weight: 6-1, 195
School: Hillgrove; Powder Springs, Ga.
Notes: … Drake was named Gatorade Georgia football player of the year after leading to team to undefeated regular season. … He scored 25 touchdowns as a senior. Drake picked the Tide over local favorites Georgia and Georgia Tech. … He was rated a 4-star recruit by all three services and ranked as high as No. 4 among running backs. … Drake enters a crowded backfield with Eddie Lacy, Dee Hart and Brent Calloway returning and top-recruit T.J. Yeldon already enrolled.

ALPHONSE TAYLOR
Position: Defensive line
Height, weight: 6-6, 340
School: Davidson; Mobile, Ala.
Notes: Another prospect coming from Alabama’s gulf coast, Taylor could create competition at the nose guard position. … He is 15 pounds lighter than Terrence Cody’s playing weight as a senior in 2009. … The recruiting services did not rank him among the top defensive linemen. Rivals says he’s the 39th best defensive lineman. … Enrolled in January.

DILLON LEE
Position: Linebacker
Height, weight: 6-3, 238
School: Buford; Buford, Ga.
Notes: A 4-star prospect as rated by every major recruiting service, Lee is a versatile middle linebacker. … As a senior, he made 84 tackles – 17 for loss including seven sacks. He also intercepted five passes and returned two for touchdowns. … Committed to Alabama in May, but still visited Georgia in early December, Scout reported. … High school teammates Vadal Alexander and Reid Ferguson are committed to LSU while Kurt Freitag is also headed to Tuscaloosa … Enrolled in January.

This is not the end. It’s just the beginning.


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