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Alabama has had national recruiting success for several years.

Since 2011, Alabama has been the nation’s No. 1 recruit class nine times and has been No. 2 in two of the other years.

And recently, the Crimson Tide had recruiting success in East Texas.

In the class of 2022, Alabama snagged Tyler Legacy’s four-star running back, Jamarion Miller, who was the No. 4 running back nationally.

For the class of 2023, the Crimson Tide signed Tyler Legacy, four-star fullback Jordan Renaud (national #6 defender) and Longview five-star wide receiver Jalen Hale (national #6 wide receiver).

Now Alabama is working on some East Texans for the Class of 2024.

Over the weekend, Daingerfield’s four-star cornerback Aeryn Hampton (No. 8 national cornerback) received an offer from Alabama to visit Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Hampton received offers from Purdue on Tuesday and Oregon on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Alabama head football coach Nick Saban visited Lindale High School, home of four-star offensive lineman Casey Poe (No. 12 inside offensive lineman nationally).

Saban and Alabama’s assistant offense/wide receivers head coach Holmon Wiggins were both at Lindale. They also made stops in the Dallas-Fort Worth area at Lancaster, DeSoto and Mansfield Summit.

BYU and Sam Houston also visited Lindale on Tuesday, while Baylor, Texas Tech and Florida visited on Friday.

Texas Tech tight ends coach Josh Cochran, a former Hallsville High School standout and brother of Lindale head football coach Chris Cochran, visited Lindale with Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire on Friday.

Poe has several offers including Alabama and added an offer from BYU on Tuesday.

According to 247Sports, Poe will visit Texas A&M on Saturday, Oklahoma on Jan. 28 and TCU on Jan. 29, and he will visit Alabama in the spring.


Michigan made its mark on East Texas on Tuesday.

The Wolverines, who have been in the college football playoffs for the past two seasons, offered two Chapel Hill sophomores on Tuesday.

Demetrius Brisbon, a Class of 2025 quarterback who has guided Chapel Hill to back-to-back trips to the Class 4A Division I semifinals, reported an offer from Michigan.

Fellow backfield Rickey Stewart, a Class of 2025 running back who has also started for the Bulldogs’ state semifinal teams, also received an offer from Michigan on Tuesday.

Beckville three-star class of 2024 running back J’Koby Williams also received an offer from Michigan on Tuesday.

Tyler four-star class of 2024 running back Derrick McFall (national athlete No. 12) received an offer from Florida on Friday and is scheduled to visit Washington this weekend.

Longview four-star running back Taylor Tatum of 2024 (No. 3 running back nationally) will visit Michigan on Jan. 28. Tatum received offers from Ohio and Arkansas on Tuesday, Alabama on Sunday and Arizona on Thursday.

Pine Tree four-star class of 2024 defenseman Dealyn Evans (No. 15 national defenseman) is a Texas A&M commitment, but he received an offer from LSU Sunday and Michigan on Jan. 11.