Alabama announced Tuesday that nine members of the 2013 signing class have enrolled early and will participate in spring practice.
The nine early enrollees are quarterback Cooper Bateman of Murray, Utah; offensive lineman Leon Brown of Riverdale, Md.; quarterback Luke Del Rio of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; receiver Raheeem Falkins of New Orleans; running back Derrick Henry of Yulee, Fla.; offensive lineman Brandon Hill of Collierville, Tenn.; tight end O.J. Howard of Prattville, Ala.; quarterback Parker McLeod of Marietta, Ga.; and defensive back Jai Miller of Valley Grande, Ala.
Henry is rated by ESPN.com as the nation's No. 1 athlete prospect, while Howard is the No. 1 tight end according to Rivals.com and Scout.com.