Antonio Kite made the holiday weekend a little more special when he announced that he’s committed to Alabama.

Kite did it on Instagram, and wrote that he’s committed 100 percent with a heart and elephant emoji. Chad Simmons of On3Sports reported that Kite chose the Crimson Tide over South Carolina, Tennessee and UCF. Kite is the No. 23 rated athlete in the Class of 2022 by the 247Sports Composite, and the No. 13 player in the state of Alabama. He had a reported 16 offers.

The Anniston, Alabama native is listed at 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds as an athlete.

“I felt like Alabama was the right place for me because of Coach (Charles) Kelly and Coach Saban,” Kite said, per Bama Insider. “Coach Kelly talked to me almost every day. If it wasn’t every day it was every other day. Alabama never pressured me to commit. It was my idea when to announce my decision. They were very upfront and honest with me. I told them a while back when I was in Coach Saban’s office (June 2) of my decision. Coach Saban was big happy when I told him about my decision. He was just smiling a lot.

“He had been telling me about how other schools keep telling recruits how if you go to Alabama you aren’t going to play as a freshman. He really broke it down for me. They play freshmen. They play a lot of freshmen. He said if I work hard and do my job I’ll be playing as a freshman.”

Alabama’s class is rated No. 4 in the SEC, and No. 13 in the country.


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