Four-star offensive tackle Jedrick Wills committed to Alabama on Tuesday, giving the Crimson Tide 22 total commits in the 2017 recruiting class.
Once again, we have a new team at No. 1 in the 2017 recruiting class rankings.
Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide have regained its hold on the top spot on Tuesday following the addition of its 22nd commit.
Four-star prospect Jedrick Wills committed to Alabama on Tuesday in a video produced by Bleacher Report. In the video, Wills searches for the perfect suit to announce his commitment in. He tries on garb customized for Tennessee, Notre Dame and Kentucky while his family shakes their heads in disapproval. They finally find the right fit when Wills comes out in a white suit lined with the Alabama Crimson Tide logo inside the jacket.
Wills’ pledge knocks Ohio State and its 17 commits down to No. 2 in the rankings.
A Lexington, Kentucky native, Wills is ranked as the No. 10 offensive tackle and No. 62 overall player in the nation, and is the fifth offensive lineman to pledge to the Crimson Tide.
He’s joined by 5-star prospect Alex Leatherwood (the nation’s No. 3 offensive tackle), 4-star offensive tackle Kendall Randolph and 3-star offensive guard Hunter Brannon. The Tide also have 2-star long snapper Thomas Fletcher committed.
The addition of Wills could be crucial for the Tide. Leatherwood, who’s been committed since June of 2015, has publicly stated he’s not as solid to Alabama as he once was, and that he had the “best visit ever” when he made the trip to Michigan in October. Along with Michigan, the Florida Gators are the real threat to flip Leatherwood.
If he does jump ship, Alabama can rest easy knowing it has Wills committed and ready to go.
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