Dre Kirkpatrick’s Son Recaps “Emotional” Visit to Alabama

It probably made Crimson Tide fans feel a little old when they saw Dre Kirkpatrick’s son visiting the Capstone as a prospect over the weekend.

Last weekend, Alabama welcomed a special NFL legacy recruit to Tuscaloosa in Gadsden City High School defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick Jr.

His father, Dre Kirkpatrick, suited up for the Crimson Tide from 2009-2011 and was a key part of two national championship teams, earning Second Team All-SEC honors at cornerback in 2010 and 2011 and eventually becoming the 17th overall pick to the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2012 NFL draft.

It was the first unofficial visit for Kirkpatrick, a 2024 prospect, in his recruitment as he worked out in front of the Alabama coaching staff. It was his first trip back to Tuscaloosa in roughly 6-7 years.

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