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Recruiting update: Cardet, Davison.

Updated: Jul 18

TUSCALOOSA, AL—


Alabama’s coaching staff has been unable to meet with prospects in-person but remain active doing all recruiting virtually. Wesley Cardet is among those Alabama has stayed in contact with often. The four-star guard was offered by the Tide in May of 2019 and remains a priority target. He has completed multiple virtual meetings with the staff over the last few weeks, the latest occurring Wednesday with HC Nate Oats and assistant Bryan Hodgson.   Crimson Crossover analyst Matthew Landry has evaluated a large number of Alabama targets in the 2021 class— here’s a summarized version of what was said on Cardet:  

“A big guard who can play both guard positions at the next level, good athlete and finishes solid around the rim. Handle needs to be tighter, still a solid facilitator. Jumper has improved but could be sped up. High defensive potential with size and length, projects as a solid-rotation level player. ” The 6’6” guard has taken the recruiting process slow and doesn’t plan to announce his college decision until Late-April, he told Jake Weingarten. Cardet has a considerable amount of time remaining in his recruitment. It’ll be interesting to see how involved the Tide remain moving forward. It could widely depend on what prospects the staff miss or land before then. St. Johns and DePaul are among the newest programs involved.  

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2021 five-star guard JD Davison is a long-time target for the Tide and arguably the No. 1 priority this recruiting cycle. Recruiting insider Corey Evans recently flipped his FutureCast prediction from Memphis to Auburn, also stating it’s more of a “neck-and-neck race” rather than a true leader. I wouldn’t put a ton of stock into this pick, JD isn’t expected to announce his college decision anytime soon. Memphis originally had the FutureCast prediction but they seem to be trending downwards after the recent exit of assistant Mike Miller. Kansas and LSU are among other schools in the mix. A potential move to the G-League is also not out of the question.


—Hunter Cruse


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