Alabama Crimson Tide: Ryan Green

Hackenberg, Olsen earn UA Game starts

January, 3, 2013

Black Team offense

Quarterback: Christian Hackenberg (Penn State)

Running back: Alvin Kamara

Receiver: Alvin Bailey (Florida), Robert Foster (Alabama), Damore'ea Stringfellow (Washington)

Tight end: O.J. Howard (Alabama)

Offensive tackle: Darius James (Texas), Denver Kirkland

Offensive guard: Grant Hill (Alabama), Joas Aguilar (Texas A&M)

Center: Hunter Bivin (Notre Dame)

Captains: Kelvin Taylor, Hunter Bivin, Robert Nkemdiche, Ben Boulware

Black Team defense

Defensive end: Robert Nkemdiche, Elijah Daniel

Defensive tackle: Greg Gilgmore (LSU), Kennedy Tulimasealii (Hawaii)

Inside linebacker: Ben Boulware (Clemson)

Outside linebacker: Alex Anzalone (Notre Dame), Matthew Thomas

Safety: Keanu Neal (Florida), Leon McQuay III

Cornerback: Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida), Tarean Folston (Notre Dame)

Black Team special teams

Long snapper: Tyler Kluver (Iowa)

Kicker/punter: Sean Covington (UCLA)

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Top LB Matthew Thomas steady with FSU 

July, 27, 2012
Matthew Thomas (Miami/Booker T. Washington) recently named Florida State his leader, and as he arrived Friday at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for the Champion Gridiron Kings event, his recruitment remains unchanged.

"I am still open, but Florida State is still my leader," Thomas said. "They told me I could come in and compete for a starting job my freshman year. After them it is Alabama, Georgia, USC and Miami."

2013 Breakdown: Running backs 

May, 8, 2012
The University of Alabama has had a running back taken in the first round of the NFL draft the last two years, so it’s no surprise that the majority of top running back prospects in the country have the Crimson Tide among their top schools.

Alvin Kamara
Tom Hauck/ESPNHSESPN 150 RB Alvin Kamara remains a target for the Crimson Tide.
UA got a jump start at the position in 2013, securing commitments from Tyren Jones and Altee Tenpenny, two ESPN 150 running backs, before March. Still, the Tide coaching staff has shown that it would like to add another back in this class, preferably one with more speed and versatility. Alabama is going after prospects like Alvin Kamara, Ryan Green and Kailo Moore, three speedier backs who could also play in the slot for the Tide. Either way, with T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake signed in 2012 and Jones and Tenpenny already committed for 2013, the future looks bright for Alabama at running back.

Altee Tenpenny - North Little Rock, Ark.

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The O-Zone: April 4 

April, 4, 2012
TideNation recruiting writer Greg Ostendorf brings you the first 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.

In this week’s update:

  • Hoops star set to visit Alabama
  • Where’s the No. 1 prospect leaning?

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Alabama offers Fla. RB Ryan Green 

April, 3, 2012
Ryan GreenMiller Safrit/ESPN.comAlabama offered 2013 RB Ryan Green (St. Petersburg, Fla.) on Tuesday.

The University of Alabama already has commitments from two running backs in its 2013 class, but that didn’t stop the Crimson Tide from offering Ryan Green, one of the top backs in the country, on Tuesday.

Green, an ESPNU 150 Watch List star from St. Petersburg, Fla., received his scholarship offer directly from UA head coach Nick Saban.

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Alabama Dismisses Jonathan Taylor
Alex Scarborough discusses the Crimson Tide's decision to dismiss defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor after he was arrested on domestic violence charges in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.