Five Alabama football seniors have accepted bids to play in the Raycom College Football All-Star Classic, according to a news release.
Defensive end Quinton Dial, tight end Kelly Johnson, place-kicker Jeremy Shelley, defensive end Damion Square and long-snapper Carson Tinker will play for the “Stripes” team, which will be coached by Dan Reeves, who coached Denver to three Super Bowls and Atlanta to one.
The inaugural Raycom College Football All-Star Classic will be played Jan. 19 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m., and CBS Sports Network will televise the game.
The University of Alabama has announced a news conference for today at 11 a.m. in which the Crimson Tide’s juniors will reveal their decisions regarding the NFL draft.
So, who’s going and who’s staying? Offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, running back Eddie Lacy and cornerback Dee Milliner are expected to go. Alabama coach Nick Saban advises his players to go if they will be drafted high enough, and all three likely will go high enough for it to be worth leaving.
Linebacker C.J. Mosley and quarterback AJ McCarron announced in December they will return, while the university issued a news release Wednesday starting guard Anthony Steen has decided to come back.
Two Tide players who are question marks are defensive end Ed Stinson, a fourth-year junior, and starting outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard, a third-year sophomore and a 6-foot-6, 248-pound prospect as a pass rusher.
Tomorrow, check us on Twitter at @DailyEdwards and on the blog for the latest news on the decisions.