Player: #15 Ronnie Harrison
Height/Weight: 6’3″/218 lbs.
The Alabama Crimson Tide roll into 2016 with a talented group of defensive backs.
The secondary that featured only two returning starters at the start of last season, quickly matured and emerged as one of the SEC’s best.
One of the young defensive backs who surfaced from a freshman to a valuable member of this secondary is Ronnie Harrison, who holds the #12 spot on our list.
Harrison totaled 17 tackles, two interceptions, forced one fumble and picked up one sack during his freshman campaign.
The former 4-star prospect from Tallahassee, Florida did not earn his fist career start at safety until Week 7. But already made an immediate impact on special teams.
In his second career game against Middle Tennessee State, Harrison blocked a punt out of the back of the end zone in a 37-10 win.
The biggest question mark heading into the season that is surrounding Harrison and the secondary is if they will be able to produce the same numbers they did last season. The Tide will be without defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and defensive backs coach Mel Tucker, who both left for Georgia.
Jeremy Pruitt steps in from Georgia to take over to coach the Crimson Tide defense. But regardless who coaches Harrison, expect the true sophomore to have another big year for the Tide.