Alabama is hot on the recruiting trail and the moment and that continued Friday with commitments from Tommy and James Brockermeyer. Tommy is a five-star offensive tackle, and James is a four-star center.
Tommy and James Brockermeyer are Headed to Alabama
Both of these commitments are huge for Alabama. Starting with Tommy, he is the number one offensive tackle in the 2021 class. He features great length at just over 6’6″ and he plays a very physical brand of football. And that physicality isn’t just in the running game. He tries to put defensive lineman on their backs in the passing game.
On top of that, he’s very athletic, which allows him to get to the second level of the defense with relative ease, and be a big-time blocker in the screen game. He is coming off of a season that he missed due to injury, but as long as he is recovered from that, Alabama is getting a special talent here.
James plays with a similar attitude as his brother. He loves to finish off blocks and he is excited to do so. He also is quick to get off the snap and get after defensive lineman. While he isn’t as highly-ranked as his brother in the overall national rankings, it’s not hard to see why he’s the number one ranked center.
In the 247Sports composite, Tommy is the fifth-ranked player nationally and the number one overall tacke. James is 188th-ranked nationally and as mentioned, the number one overall center.
Taking a Look at Alabama’s Class
Going into June Alabama had started a little slow. However, they are in the midst of building yet another special class. With these commitments, they are now sixth nationally, and if you’re following the team recruiting rankings, there’s a very slim margin between two and six, so they are basically one commitment away from having the second-ranked class.
Tommy Brockermeyer also isn’t even the first five-star offensive tackle the Crimson Tide have committed. That would be JC Latham.
Nick Saban and Alabama are in the middle of a hot streak on the recruiting trail. And when that happens, it looks different than almost any other program in college football.