The O-zone: September 12 

September, 12, 2012
TideNation recruiting writer Greg Ostendorf brings you another edition of The O-zone, a confidential look inside Alabama recruiting. Get the latest updates from the gridiron and the hardwood as it pertains to the Crimson Tide.

Volunteer visitor

Yulee, Fla., running back Derrick Henry is closing in on his decision date (Sept. 27), and this weekend, Tennessee has one last chance to impress the ESPN 150 star as he’s set to visit Knoxville for the Florida game. Sources say Henry would have to be blown away on his visit to Tennessee if it were to surpass Alabama. He’s scheduled to visit Tuscaloosa the next weekend for the Florida Atlantic game, giving Alabama a chance to make the last impression before he makes his decision. One key factor working to the Tide’s advantage is Henry’s relationship with the current players at UA. He feels like he would fit right in with the team if he chose to go there.
Scout's Take: Atlanta Opening Regional
National recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton joins ESPN's Phil Murphy to discuss top performers from the Nike's The Opening regional camp in Atlanta.