Jordan Renaud, a 6-foot-3 1/2 and 245-pound 4-star defensive end, has announced a commitment to play in the SEC.

Renaud committed to Alabama and explained the decision to On3 Sports. Renaud is from Tyler, Texas (Tyler Legacy) and rated the No. 15 defensive lineman in the class of 2023, and the No. 26 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite. Renaud has a reported 26 offers, but it came down to Alabama and Oklahoma.

“I made the decision earlier in my mind and now it’s coming to the forefront,” Renaud told On3. “It’s been very tough and when I went on my official visit to Oklahoma, it rebooted how I thought about certain things and how I saw both schools. On my Alabama visit I gained perspective and after the Oklahoma visit, I was secure in my decision.”

According to Renaud, his mom was sold on Alabama.

“She loved Alabama,” Renaud said. “She loves both schools, but she loved Alabama more. They talked about facts. She’s not a football mom. She’s into pen and paper. Numbers don’t lie. She’s business-minded and she liked how everything at Alabama was orchestrated.”

Here are some of his highlights: