Alabama Football adds another tight end to 2024 recruiting class

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Alabama Football added to its 2024 recruiting class on Tuesday when it landed a commitment from 3-star tight end Jay Lindsey. Lindsey is an in-state prospect who had recently decommitted from the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

At 6’5” and 235 pounds, Jay Lindsey is a well-rounded tight end with the frame to add mass and compete at the SEC level. He is deceptively athletic for his size and displays soft hands when running downfield routes.

Lindsey joins 4-star Caleb Odom to give Alabama Football a potent two-man tight end class in the 2024 cycle. Odom is the more athletic pass catcher of the two, but Lindsey is currently more physical and provides the contrast of style that is often preferred at the position.

Lindsey and Odom will both join a crowded tight end room in Tuscaloosa. All six of Bama’s tight ends that are currently on the roster could hypothetically return in 2024. Maryland transfer CJ Dippre and juniors Robbie Ouzts and Miles Kitselman are draft eligible. Of the three, it is most likely that Dippre generates enough production to depart following this season.

Sophomore Amari Niblack and redshirt freshman Danny Lewis Jr. both appear to be primed for big 2023 seasons, and both will be back next fall along with true freshman Ty Lockwood.

Tight end has become an increasingly valuable offensive position in modern college football, and the ability to throw several versatile bodies out there creates mismatches and makes an offense much tougher to defend. It will be interesting to track competition in this position room over the next two or three years.

With the addition of Jay Lindsey, Alabama Football now has 19 commitments in its 2024 recruiting class. The class is still ranked no. 4 nationally, and Bama remains the only school in the top-10 with less than 20 commitments.

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Look for the Tide to potentially add an offensive tackle and a running back before the cycle is over.