By Gary Harris


Dallas Warmack didn’t come to Junior Day in Tuscaloosa to learn more about the Alabama program. Warmack, the younger brother of former Tide star offensive guard Chance Warmack, knows just about everything there is to know about Nick Saban’s program. But young Warmack, a UA OL commit from Atlanta-Mays, did have some questions for the Alabama staff.

“I was a little worried, because they signed so many offensive linemen in the 2014 class,” says Warmack, who measured 6-2, 306 during his visit.

Other schools, notably Auburn, have tried to play on that concern about UA’s 2014 offensive line class in order to scare Warmack away from Alabama.

“After talking to the coaches, I feel better about it,” Warmack, a rising senior, says.

“They told me that I will have a chance to play because of my skill level. They feel that I can compete with any of those guys they’ve signed.

“They just told me not to let any school try to persuade me to not come to Alabama because of the depth chart or how many offensive linemen they signed in the 2014 class.

“Coach Saban told me that a lot of schools will try to convince me to de-commit. But he told me that Alabama is recruiting me for who I am as player and as a person, not just because I’m Chance Warmack’s little brother. He told me that if I come to Alabama, that I know I will have a chance to play because of the type of player that I am.”

Warmack says that just being in Tuscaloosa again solidified his decision.

“It went great,” he says. “I felt like I belonged. Fans were everywhere. They wanted me to sign autographs. I just felt like that it’s where I’m supposed to be. It ensured that I will stay there.

“I talked with a lot of the players. There were a lot of guys there from the 2014 class, some of them who are already in school. I talked to Cam Robinson and Josh Casher. I talked with the new quarterback, Cornwell. They’re all really nice guys. It made me feel better about everything.”


Shocked and excited by Saban offer

When he arrived in Tuscaloosa for UA’s Junior Day, Dadeville defensive end/linebacker Anfernee Jennings wasn’t expecting an offer. But the 6-3, 245-pound standout got one.

“Coach Saban sat me down and told me that I’ve basically had an offer for a year,” Jennings says. “He said that I have an opportunity to come play for Alabama. I was shocked and excited at the same time. It’s a great opportunity for me to consider.”

Jennings is being recruited as a linebacker and defensive end.

“Coach Saban told me that they love my athleticism and my versatility,” Jennings says. “He said that I could play Jack linebacker or defensive end. He said that I had the ability to be good at either position. That’s fine with me. I really wouldn’t care which one I played. He said that I’d be a good fit for them, because I am athletic. He likes the way I can move.”

Overall, Jennings called the Junior Day visit a “great experience.”

“I like the coaching staff a lot,” he says. “They have a strong coaching staff. I think their coaching staff is a big reason for the success they have. I think they will have another great season this year.

“I really liked the facilities. Everything is the best. They have the best facilities in the country. The weightroom is really nice. It’s all nice.

“I love the campus, too. It’s a really nice campus and the people are friendly. It was all good for me.”

Jennings also has early offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Louisville, Mississippi State, Nebraska and Vanderbilt, among others.

“I’m really not thinking about any favorites right now,” Jennings says. “I’m going to take my time and make a decision that is best for me. I want to evaluate all of the schools recruiting me and see where I fit in best. So it’s too early to start thinking about making a list of favorites.”

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