Freshman OT Jedrick Wills could start for Alabama
Dating all the way back to the spring, redshirt sophomore Matt Womack has consistently seen the most reps with the starting offensive line at right tackle.
That might not be the case for much longer.
Earlier today, Nick Saban was asked his opinion on former 4-star prospect Jedrick Wills, who is competing with Womack for the starting job at right tackle.
“Jedrick has really done a good job for us,” Saban said. “He’s very athletic, he’s very physical. I think he’s going to be a really good player. I think he’s in the competition with Matt at right tackle, and it”ll be interesting to see how he progresses this week. And, if he does get an opportunity in the game, I’m sure we’ll watch closely to see how he responds when he gets in a competitive situation being a freshman.”
That statement makes it sound like Wills is going to see action against Florida State on Sept. 2nd and potentially even start.
There will almost certainly be ups and downs for Wills as he adjusts to the speed of the college game — as it’s tough for any freshman lineman to start right away, but there is little doubt that he is the better prospect long-term. At 6-5, 314 pounds, Wills has the necessary size to hold up in the SEC.
He was the No. 34 overall player in the country according to 247Sports, putting him right outside the status of a 5-star prospect.