Posted On: 04/19/21 11:24 AM

It’s never easy to put together a big board of overall rankings. It’s even more difficult for younger classes of players. Fortunately for the state of Alabama, there are already dozens of prospects who stand out in the 2023 class.

With so many good players already, it was hard for us to pick a top 10 in the state for our initial rankings. This class is absolutely LOADED with defensive talent, especially at the defensive line and defensive back positions. I’ve never seen anything like it. These rankings will change over the next two seasons before signing day, but the front end talent is already well established. Below are the initial top 10 players in the state of Alabama in 2023.

1. James Smith James Smith 6'3" | DL Carver | 2023 State AL | DL | Carver

Elite size and athleticism for the position. Raw power and strength. Twitchy mover in space who can disrupt pockets and dominate versus the run.

2. Tony Mitchell Tony Mitchell 6'2" | DB Thompson | 2023 State AL | DB | Thompson

Can legitimately play any of the skill positions well. Elite length and ball tracking ability. Great and bump and run as well as playing over top as a safety. Covers ground efficiently.

3. Kelby Collins Kelby Collins 6'5" | DL Gardendale | 2023 State AL

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