March 5, 2007

Hall returns to lead talented WR corps

Nick Saban's first round of spring drills at Alabama will get underway on March 24, and a stretch of 15 workouts will close with the Crimson Tide's annual A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 21. BOL sets the table by providing its readers with a spring prospectus. We continue our spring preview by taking a look at the Tide's wide receivers.

Position coach: Curt Cignetti, first year at Alabama.

Leading candidates: 22 DJ Hall (Sr., 6'3, 186); 81 Keith Brown (Sr., 6'3, 204); 11 Matt Caddell (Sr., 5'11, 189); 7 Will Oakley (Jr., 6'1, 192); 9 Nikita Stover (Jr., 6'0, 204).

Next in line: 80 Mike McCoy (So., 6'2, 217); 82 Earl Alexander (rFr., 6'4, 201); 39 Darwin Salaam (Jr., 6'3, 187); 84 Jake Jones (rFr., 5'11, 177); 25 Aaron McDaniel (Jr., 6'0, 188); 4 Tyrone Prothro (Sr., 5'9, 178).

2007 Signees: Brandon Gibson (Mobile, Ala.); Darius Hanks (Norcross, Ga.).

2006 Season: Hall: 62 receptions for 1,056 (17.0 yards per reception) and five touchdowns; Brown: 44 receptions for 590 yards (13.4 ypr) and three touchdowns; Oakley: 18 receptions for 223 yards (12.4 ypr); Caddell: 16 receptions for 150 yards (9.4 ypr) and two touchdowns; Stover: 12 receptions for 192 yards (16.0 ypr) and two touchdowns.


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