Alabama reached across the Iron Bowl rivalry Saturday, flipping a key in-state piece of the 2025 recruiting class away from Auburn.

The player is Antonio Coleman, a 4-star defensive lineman and impact prospect out of Saraland High School. Coleman was originally committed to Alabama in September, but he flipped to the Tigers in December.

Now, he’s back committing to the Crimson Tide and new head coach Kalen DeBoer.

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Coleman is listed at 6-foot-2 and 285 pounds and the No. 15 DL nationally for the 2025 recruiting class per the 247 Sports Composite. He also checks in as the 11th overall player out of Alabama and the No. 122nd player in the country regardless of position.

Impact on Alabama, Auburn

Landing Coleman is a major win for DeBoer and his staff as they continue to settle into their new roles in Tuscaloosa. DeBoer’s tenure began with the Tide losing some key pieces of the 2025 recruiting class, and Coleman is the first player in the cycle to commit to DeBoer.

Overall, Coleman is Alabama’s 3rd hard commit for the cycle. He joins 4-star running back Anthony Rogers and 4-star athlete Myles Johnson, a trio of players ranked as top 20 prospects out of Alabama.

As for Auburn, Coleman was the highest-ranked commitment for Hugh Freeze’s class as of Saturday. His flip leaves the Tigers with 8 hard commitments, a group headlined by 4-star edge Jakaleb Faulk.