Williams Fields kicker Brandon Ruiz announced his commitment to Alabama on Twitter Friday.


The offer appears to be new, as Alabama was not listed among the schools which have offered Ruiz on his 247Sports’ recruiting profile. What the 5-foot-10, 165-pound Ruiz might lack in stature, he makes up for in confidence. His Twitter bio shows five stars and boasts of being the nation’s No. 1 kicker, as dubbed by trainer Chris Sailer. And when you can nail a 76-yard field goal, perhaps it’s all right to brag a bit.


Alabama now has 13 pledges for its 2017 class, which ranks No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in the SEC according to 247Sports’ composite. The Crimson Tide picked up a commitment from four-star LB Markali Benton earlier in the day.