Alabama lands commit from Texas tight end Kedrick James
Alabama continues to stay hot on the recruiting trail this weekend as the Crimson Tide have landed a commitment from Texas tight end Kedrick James.
The news of James’ commitment to the Tide was first reported by Jessica Morrey of KCEN in Waco, Texas:
— Jessica Morrey (@JessicaMorrey) August 1, 2016
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound James is rated as a three-star prospect, the No. 12 tight end and Texas’s No. 46 overall prospect according to 247Sports Composite Ratings. James had been committed to Baylor for nearly a year, however decomitted after the firing of former head coach Art Briles.
James currently has offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and TCU, among others.
As a high school junior, James recorded 10 catches for 173 receiving yards, however he failed to reach the end zone. The rising senior’s large frame really stands out at the high school level. Check out his highlight reel from his junior season to get an idea of the player Alabama is potentially getting:
Following James’ commitment, Alabama is now up to 21 total verbal commitments for the 2017 recruiting cycle.