Counting down the state of Alabama’s top overall recruits regardless of class

Who are the top overall current recruits in the state of Alabama?

That’s the question AL.com tried to answer with the help of several recruiting experts from various publications or websites.

AL.com’s Ben Thomas and Nick Alvarez, along with Sports Talk 99.5 FM in Mobile’s Randy Kennedy, On3’s Andrew Bone and 247Sports’ Christian Clement ranked their top 25 current Alabama recruits in the 2023-2025 classes.

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The scores were averaged together to create a list of the top 25 recruits in the state.

Here’s a countdown of players with class, point total, top grade, and college status or interest.

AL.com also asked the same five experts for their thoughts on the highest-ceiling recruits, the player most poised to contribute in college and the most underrated recruit. That will appear in a separate post.

Here are the top 25 recruits in the state of Alabama, regardless of class:

25. (TIE) Ronnie Royal, DB, Gulf Shores

Class: Junior

Total Points: 19

Highest survey rating: 16

Hiring Status: Unbound. Offers include Arkansas, Florida State, Mississippi State, South Alabama, South Carolina, UAB.

25. (TIE) Micah Debose, OL, Vigor

Class: sophomore

Total Points: 19

Highest survey rating: 10

Hiring Status: Unbound. Offers include Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Ole Miss, Penn State, Texas A&M.

24. Mario Craver, WR, Clay-Chalkville

Class: Junior

Total Points: 21

Highest survey rating: 15

Hiring Status: Unbound. Offers include Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Penn State.

23. KJ Lacey, QB, Saraland

Class: sophomore

Total points: 22

Highest survey rating: 5

Hiring Status: Unbound. Offers include Arkansas State, Georgia Southern, Louisville, Nicholls State, Troy.

21. (TIE) J’Marion Burnette, RB, Andalusia

Class: Junior

Total Points: 31

Highest survey rating: 14

Hiring Status: Unbound. Offers include Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee, Troy, UAB.

21. (TIE) Sterling Dixon, LB/EDGE, Mobile Christian

Class: Junior

Total Points: 31

Highest survey rating: 12

Hiring Status: Unbound. Plans to commit on December 1st. Offers include Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon.

19. (TIE) Demarcus Riddick, LB, Chilton County

Class: Junior

Total Points: 36

Highest survey rating: 10

Hiring Status: Unbound. Offers include Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M.

19. (TIE) Jeremiah Cobb, RB, Montgomery Catholic

Class: Senior

Total Points: 36

Highest survey rating: 9

Hiring Status: Committed to Auburn.

18. Wilkin Formby, OL, Northridge

Class: Senior

Total Points: 44

Highest survey rating: 10

Hiring Status: Committed to Alabama.

17. Perry Thompson, WR, Foley

Class: Junior

Total Points: 45

Highest survey rating: 7

Hiring Status: Committed to Alabama.

16. Anthony Rogers, RB, Pike Road

Class: sophomore

Total Points: 48

Highest survey rating: 7

Hiring Status: Unbound. Offers include Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, UCF.

13. (TIE) Tomarrion Parker, DL, Central-Phenix City

Class: Senior

Total points: 50

Highest survey rating: 5

Hiring Status: Unbound. One-time Penn State commit. Offers include Clemson, Tennessee, Florida, Texas A&M, Penn State, Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia.

13. (TIE) Kelby Collins, DL, Gardendale

Class: Senior

Total points: 50

Highest survey rating: 8

Hiring Status: Dedicated to Florida.

13. (TIE) Anquon Fegans, DB, Thompson

Class: sophomore

Total points: 50

Highest survey rating: 9

Hiring Status: Unbound. Offers include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas A&M, UCF.

11. (TIE) Yhonzae Pierre, EDGE, Eufaula

Class: Senior

Total points: 55

Highest survey rating: 3

Hiring Status: Committed to Alabama.

11. (TIE) Zion Grady, EDGE, Charles Henderson

Class: sophomore

Total points: 55

Highest survey rating: 2

Hiring Status: Unbound. Offers include Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Penn State, Tennessee, Troy, Washington State.

TOP 10

Hewitt-Trussville vs.  Central-Phenix City

Hewitt-Trussville’s Hunter Osborne defends Central-Phenix City’s Ameir Bellamy during an AHSAA football game Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, in Phenix City, Alabama. (Julie Bennett for AL.com)Julie Bennett for AL.com

10. Hunter Osborne, DL, Hewitt-Trussville

Class: Senior

Total points: 58

Highest survey rating: 11

Hiring Status: Committed to Alabama.

Saraland WR Ryan Williams

Saraland WR Ryan Williams gets around the Spanish Fort defense. (Helen Joyce | Contributed)

9. Ryan Williams, WR, Saraland

Class: sophomore

Total points: 67

Highest survey rating: 3

Hiring Status: Committed to Alabama.

2022 HS Football - Helena at Briarwood Christian

Helena’s Eli Ray shakes hands with Briarwood’s Christopher Vizzina after the Helena at Briarwood Christian School football game in Birmingham, Ala., Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. (Vasha Hunt | preps.al.com)Vasa Hunt

8. Christopher Vizzina, QB, Briarwood Christian

Class: Senior

Total points: 68

Highest survey rating: 2

Hiring Status: Committed to Clemson

Florence at Huntsville Football

Florence Jahlil Hurley (3) carries the ball against Huntsville during the first half of a football game Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Huntsville, Ala. (AL.Com Photo/Butch Dill)AL.COM

7. Jahlil Hurley, DB, Florence

Class: Senior

Total points: 85

Highest survey rating: 6 (twice)

Hiring Status: Committed to Alabama

Hewitt-Trussville vs.  Central-Phenix City

Central-Phenix City’s Aj Harris tackles Hewitt-Trussville’s Brett Moseley during an AHSAA football game Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, in Phenix City, Alabama. (Julie Bennett for AL.com)Julie Bennett for AL.com

6. AJ Harris, DB, Central-Phenix City

Class: Senior

Total Points: 87

Highest survey rating: 3

Hiring Status: Dedicated to Georgia

Thompson Football

Thompson’s Tony Mitchell snaps the ball during football practice at Thompson High School in Alabaster, Ala., Monday, June 14, 2021. (Dennis Victory | [email protected])

5. Tony Mitchell, DB, Thompson

Class: Senior

Total Points: 97

Highest survey rating: 2

Hiring Status: Committed to Alabama

    Briarwood Football Vs.  Clay-Chalkville

Clay-Chalkville’s Jaylen Mbakwe cuts off Briarwood’s Jake Scott for a touchdown in the first quarter in Clay, Ala., Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Mark Almond | [email protected])

4. Jaylen Mbakwe, WR, Clay-Chalkville (1)

Class: Junior

Total points: 105

Highest survey rating: 1

Hiring Status: Committed to Alabama

Thompson at Vestavia HSFB

Thompson’s Peter Woods (11) returns the ball for a touchdown against Vestavia at Thompson Reynolds Stadium in Vestavia, Alanya, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Marvin Gentry | [email protected])

3. Peter Woods, DL, Thompson (1)

Class: Senior

Total Points: 111

Highest survey rating: 1

Hiring Status: Committed to Clemson

High School Soccer: Daphne at Carver-Montgomery

Carver defensive lineman James Smith (3) during a game at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. (Marvin Gentry | [email protected])

2. James Smith, DL, Carver-Montgomery (2)

Class: Senior

Total Points: 113

Highest survey rating: 1 (twice)

Hiring Status: Unbound. Top six released from Florida, Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and nearby Alabama State.

High School Soccer: Daphne at Carver-Montgomery

Carver defensive line Jaquavious Russaw (1) reaches for Daphne Baylor Beard (18) during a game at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. (Marvin Gentry | [email protected])

1. Qua Russaw, EDGE, Carver-Montgomery (1)

Class: Senior

Total Points: 115

Highest survey rating: 1

Hiring Status: Unbound. Top six released from Florida, Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and nearby Alabama State.

BREAK IT DOWN

Classes

Sophomores: 6

Juniors: 7

Seniors: 13

position:

Defensive back: 5

Offensive line: 2

Wide receivers: 4

Quarterbacks: 2

Backstroke: 3

Edge: 4

Linebackers: 1

Defensive line: 5

College Status:

Vacant: 13

Alabama: 8

Clemson: 2nd

Auburn, Florida, Georgia: 1

Also receiving votes are: Derrick Smith, WR, Selma 16; Karmello English, WR, Central-Phenix City 16; Keldric Faulk, DL, Highland Home 14; A’mon Lane, DB, Moody 11; Kavion Henderson, DL, Leeds 11; Jared Smith, EDGE, Spain Park 10; Jeremiah Beaman, DL, Parker 6; RyQueze McElderry, OL, Anniston 5; Jayden Lewis, DB, Anniston 2; Cameron Coleman, WR, Central-Phenix City 2; Josh Flowers, QB, Baker 1; Jaeden Jackson, DL, Andalusia 1.

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Randy Kennedy on Twitter at @kennedy_randy or listen to him on Sports Talk 99.5 FM on mobile or the free IHeart Radio app.

Christian Clement on Twitter at @CClemente247 or read it at AuburnUndercover.com

Andrew Bone on Twitter at @AndrewJBone or draft it at BamaInsider.com.

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