Alabama has pulled in some highly-touted recruits from the Maryland/Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area. Eyabi Anoma joins players like Cyrus Jones, Jonathan Allen, Da’Shawn Hand, Terrell Lewis, Trevon Diggs, and others to leave the area for Tuscaloosa.
Anoma was a 5-star defensive end from Baltimore, Maryland and the No. 4 player in the Class of 2018. He played in the 2018 Under Armour All-America game against other blue chippers, and he certainly lived up to the hype.
1st and 10: Anoma (#9) is the strongside defensive end. He’s a hair slow off the snap, but he barrels into the chest of Nicholas Petit-Frere (a 5 star tackle). Petit-Frere stymies Anoma, who disengages and keeps the tackle at arm’s length. Anoma gets free and loops to the inside. Pressure has forced QB Jack West to scramble to his right, away from Anoma.