Five things we learned at Alabama’s A-Day spring game

White defeated Crimson 13-10 at Alabama’s A-Day spring game in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

With the first-team units going head-to-head and the second team doing the same, this scrimmage demonstrated the strength and depth of the Alabama defense and allowed some young players to make names for themselves on offense.

After four turnovers and three missed field goals, a 19-yard Will Reichard field goal decided the game.

Here are five things we learned:

1. Bryce Young impresses with first-team offense

Bryce Young was tabbed to fill the first-team quarterback on A-Day, working against Alabama’s first-team defense.

He showed mobility in the pocket and displayed his skills with a variety of throws.

Young finished 25-for-44 for 333 yards and a touchdown. He was named A-Day MVP.

2. Agiye Hall introduces himself to Crimson Tide fans

Agiye Hall (pronounced uh-JIY) is a name for fans to remember.

The early enrollee finished with four receptions for 72 yards and made highlight reel grabs on the sideline.

3. Cameron Latu shows off skills at tight end

Cameron Latu came to Alabama as a linebacker but converted to tight end after redshirting in 2018.

The junior has seen limited action, playing primarily on special teams over the past two seasons.

He scored the first touchdown, breaking loose down the left side and drew in the safety before showing a burst of speed on his way to the corner of the endzone.

4. Ga’Quincy “Kool-Aid” McKinstry makes clutch plays

With the game tied at 10 in the fourth quarter, the White team needed someone to step up.

Freshman cornerback Ga’Quincy McKinstry recovered a fumble that was forced by sophomore Jackson Bratton.

After a turnover by the offense, McKinstry stepped up again with an interception.

5. Absences

ESPN reports that Alabama was without 20 players.

Freshman quarterback Jalen Milroe and senior running back Brian Robinson Jr. were among the notable absences on offense.

Sophomore Will Anderson Jr. and junior Christian Harris were missing from the first-team defense.

What’s next?

Alabama is scheduled to kick off the season against the Miami Hurricanes on Sept. 4 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.