The Crimson Tide has the 11th overall recruiting class for the 2022 season but could be landing a big name this Saturday.

Four-star 6-foot-7, 300 pound OT, Kiyaunta Goodwin is close to making his decision on which college he will be attending. The final five teams are Kentucky, Ohio State, Michigan State, Clemson, and Alabama.

According to 24/7Sports Composite, Goodwin is the #54 overall player in the 2022 class and the seventh-best OT in the country.

Newly hired offensive line coach Doug Marone has been pushing hard to continue building on the offensive lineman domination that the team has had in recruiting.

With JC Latham, Tommy Brockermeyer, Blake Brockermeyer, Terrence Ferguson, on the roster going forward, Goodwin would get the ball rolling for the 2022 class.

The Tide will have to beat out Ohio State and Kentucky who are favored to land him.

24/7Sports Analyst Allen Trieu has this to say about Goodwin:

"Physical specimen who has done a fantastic job re-shaping his body. At that same time, he has worked on explosiveness, and that training has gotten him moving very well at his size," National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu said. "Plays with physicality and intensity. Finishes his blocks. Coordinated enough on his feet to drive defenders and stay balanced. Shows he can get out of his stance quickly in pass pro. Still refining technique with his hands and punch but has all of the qualities to be a true blindside protector at the next level. Has tremendous upside and has shown the work ethic to reach his ceiling. Has the potential to be a franchise type of left tackle."

 

2021 Alabama Crimson Tide Recruiting Class Signees