| RECRUIT ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tommy and ⭐⭐⭐⭐ James Brockermeyer commit to Alabama (updated)

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This really has to get in TH's head CNS going into TX and getting legacy players.
 

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So the tweet says "OK snowflake and hookem horns"? This is a UT coach? Sounds like the UT coaching staff is taking the lead of the head coach.
 
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Hard to believe that they turned down guaranteed Alamo and Texas Bowl appearances to play for Alabama. Not to mention, there's not much pressure at Texas to be a high draft pick. They've had just 3 first rounders since 2010 (all defensive guys). Alabama's had 3 offensive linemen alone drafted in the first round just since 2016 (almost 4 with Cam Robinson). The last Texas OL drafted in round 1? Mike Williams in 2002. You have to go all the way back to 1995 to find 3 Longhorns (which ironically was is their dad, James). Picking Bama makes no sense.
 

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Roll Tide. Glad to have them in the fold.
 

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I would imagine with an All-American dad, an older brother at Texas, and a five star brother, James most likely has a mean streak to play some ball. he was ranked the #1 Center. Not normally a position they rank often, so he must be pretty decent in folks mind.
 

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I may have miscounted but we have twelve committed out of the espn top 300, of those six are in the top 99 with the addition of the Brockermyer brothers.
 

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It's spinning fans heads.

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Clemson, with four drafted in the last decade, has had four times more offensive linemen drafted than Texas (one in the last 11 years.)

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"hot at the moment program" smh

Well the part about bama being hot is true but if these UT fans could read they would know excellence is the norm for Bama throughout history. Every program has some down turns but even the Bama downturns have periods of excellence and the downturns do not last long in the broader context.
 

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Lol....slipped over to Texas board....them boys on those boards is so kinda madddddd
 
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Shortly after Alabama beat Michigan in the Citrus Bowl in early January, Crimson Tide assistant coach Karl Scott sent a text message that went out to not only Tommy and James Brockermeyer but also to their parents.

11-2 is a disappointing season here. This is not the standard.

It left an impression.

“That text really stood out to us,” said the Brockermeyers’ father, Blake. “It really struck a chord.”

Now, that combination of Tommy and James Brockermeyer will try to help Alabama avoid having to play in any future Citrus Bowls.

The Brockermeyers, two of the top-ranked offensive linemen in the 2021 recruiting class, made official on Friday what they had informed the Crimson Tide coaching staff of earlier in the week.

They’re going to be playing their college football at Alabama.

It’s a significant and high profile recruiting victory for Scott and fellow Tide assistant Kyle Flood, who helped Alabama beat out schools like Texas despite the Brockermeyers being Fort Worth natives who have strong family ties with the University of Texas and its football program.

In addition to their father, grandfather and older brother playing football for the Longhorns, the twins have also had multiple other family members attend school at Texas, including their mom.

Nevertheless, the brothers are now bound for Tuscaloosa.

“I’ve always held Coach Saban up in a really high regard,” said Blake Brockermeyer, who was an All-American offensive tackle at Texas, an NFL first-round draft pick and a nine-year NFL veteran. “I love dominance. I love teams that just year in and year out can get it done. The Patriots and Alabama seem to do it every year. There’s a formula and a recipe for that and it all starts with Coach Saban. …

“Consistently winning and winning big and winning national championships is obviously very appealing. It’s that and then just the development they have with their offensive linemen. Every one of Coach Saban’s blindside offensive tackles have been a first-round draft pick except for one (Cam Robinson) who slid to the second round. Not only that. The strength and conditioning coaches they hired, we’re real big fans of. There’s really nothing not to like about Alabama.”

In Tommy Brockermeyer, Alabama is getting a 6-foot-6, 285-pound five-star left tackle prospect who’s ranked as the No. 1 offensive tackle and fifth-best overall player in the 2021 recruiting class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

“Tommy’s long and very explosive and very athletic,” said Blake Brockermeyer, who was inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor in 2015. “He’s probably the most flexible, kind of freaky bendy kid I’ve ever seen. His body can contort and turn and bend in areas that, you see a lot of big linemen that can’t squat like even do a body weight squat, he literally can rest with his butt touching the ground. He’s just a really good athlete and he’s got advanced techniques for his age. He’s got to get stronger and he’s got to keep improving, but he’s got a really good head start and has got great feet.”

In James Brockermeyer, the Tide is getting a 6-foot-3, 275-pound four-star player who’s rated as the top center and 188th-best overall prospect in the 2021 class within those 247 Composite rankings.

“James is like the center that you draw up as your prototype center,” Blake Brockermeyer said. “He’s very intelligent. He has a 4.0. He’s very aggressive and kind of a psychopath on the field. His techniques are also advanced. He understands leverage being a little bit smaller than a lot of the linemen that are getting recruited now. They both have a high football IQ but I think James’ is exceptional.”

Collectively, the Brockermeyers add to what’s shaping up to be an elite offensive line class for Alabama.

The Tide now has commitments from two five-star tackles (Tommy Brockermeyer and JC Latham), the nation’s top center (James Brockermeyer) and is in position to possibly add a commitment from the nation’s No. 2 ranked offensive guard on Sunday (Terrence Ferguson).

It’s a group that may be able to help Alabama avoid any more of those disappointing two-loss seasons.

“There’s so much work that you do as a player that you want to win,” Blake Brockermeyer said. “At the end of the day, if you’re not winning and you’re getting your ass kicked every day and you’re busting your butt, it’s not much fun. We know this ourselves, but a lot of the people we talked to, that was a big point from them. They were like, ‘Listen man, you’re going to be doing this all day long every day. You’ve got to go somewhere where you can win or it’s not fun.’ And when you think of Alabama, you think of excellence and greatness. The expectation there is national championship or bust. We’re excited about it.”
 

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That article has to chap the Longhorn faithful but is is spot on. Roll Tide and welcome to bama!!!!
 

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Let’s just hope they stay firm with the commitments and sign later this year.
 

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