ESPN 150 targets: Alabama
April, 18, 2013
By Greg Ostendorf | ESPN Insider
Alex Scarborough/ESPN.comRunning back Leonard Fournette reminds many observers of former Tide star Trent Richardson.
With the release of the ESPN 150 today, here are some of Alabama's top targets on the list:
1. RB Leonard Fournette (New Orleans/St. Augustine)
6-foot-1, 232 pounds
ESPN 150 Rank: 1
Why they want him: Think Trent Richardson. Fournette might have the best combination of size and speed since Richardson came out in 2009. He’s a perfect fit for Alabama’s pro-style offense and has a chance to be the next great running back for the Crimson Tide. Alabama has a ridiculous number of young backs set to be on campus, but Fournette has the talent to play right away.
Who else wants him: Fournette says he had more than 100 offers as a freshman. The biggest threat to Alabama is clearly the in-state school, LSU, but also keep an eye on Texas. The Longhorns just landed a commitment from Fournette's teammate, Jermaine Roberts.
Odds they get him: 60 percent
Blake Sims to start for Alabama
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