The University of Alabama will host its one-day offensive line/defensive line camp on Saturday, and prospects from across the southeast are expected to be in town to compete. The camp became even more important for the Crimson Tide after top defensive end prospect Robert Nkemdiche committed to Clemson on Thursday. The UA coaching staff will get a chance to evaluate other potential options at the position. Here’s a look at three key players who will be on campus over the weekend.
Greg Gilmore - Hope Mills, N.C.
Alabama has already offered Gilmore but hasn’t been as active in its recruitment of him. With Nkemdiche off the board, UA may make a push for the ESPN 150 star, especially if he has a strong performance at the camp. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive lineman has recently narrowed his list to Alabama, Clemson, Florida, LSU and USC, with Florida and LSU on top. Gilmore plans to spend the entire weekend in Tuscaloosa and may even stay through early next week. If the visit goes well, Alabama could move up and become a major factor in his decision.
Michael Hill - Pendleton, S.C.
At 6-foot-4, 295 pounds, Hill has the versatility to play all over the defensive line if he comes to Alabama. It's expected that he will work out at each position during Saturday’s camp. He played last season at 315 pounds, so he can easily bulk up and play nose tackle for the Tide if that’s where they want him. Hill camped at Florida last weekend, and his coach says he’s considering Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech, LSU, Ohio State, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Palmetto State native plans to narrow his list by the end of the month. He already has an offer from the Tide, and he’s expected to be one of the top performers on Saturday.
Montravius Adams - Vienna, Ga.
Alabama has been trying to get Adams back on campus since he visited for the LSU game last fall, and it looks like it’s finally going to happen this weekend. The No. 13 player in the ESPN 150 was expected to arrive in Tuscaloosa on Friday and stay for the camp on Saturday, although he does not intend to participate. Either way, just getting Adams back for a visit is big for the UA coaching staff, which may have felt like it had been losing momentum on the big defensive lineman. Georgia is thought to be in good shape for Adams, but Auburn and Clemson are also possibilities. This weekend’s visit could put the Tide in that group as well.