Alabama Football: 2024 Linebacker Quinton Reese to sign with Alabama

Alabama introduces new football coach Kalen DeBoer with a press conference at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Alabama introduces new football coach Kalen DeBoer with a press conference at Bryant-Denny Stadium. / Gary Cosby Jr. / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Alabama Football program will keep three-star linebacker commit Quinton Reese who's shutting down his recruitment after meeting with Kalen DeBoer. Reese was the final remaining player who hadn't decided if he was going to sign with the Alabama Football program after the coaching turnover. Reese was a visitor at Junior Day this weekend and Kalen DeBoer and his staff seemingly impressed Reese. On Wednesday Reese will make it official signing his letter of intent to join the program.

The Birmingham native is severely underrated in prospect rankings coming in as the 48th-ranked player in the state and the 91st-ranked linebacker. Reese has shown strong coverage ability at the High School level, playing with impressive speed that will translate to the college level. With the Linebacker room seemingly set for 2024, Reese will likely be a candidate to replace Deontae Lawson and Jihad Campbell for the 2025 season and beyond.

Landing Reese marks a successful end to the 2024 recruiting cycle for Kalen DeBoer and his staff. The team only lost Jameer Grimsley and Julian Sayin to the transfer portal from this signing class while the staff brought in Noah Carter and were able to re-land Ryan Williams and Quinton Reese. The signing class could have easily fallen apart once Nick Saban left but, the Alabama Football program will finish with the second-ranked recruiting class with the subtractions of Sayin and Grimsley.

Alabama Football: Use this class as a Spring Board

Kalen DeBoer and his loaded recruiting staff will need to use this signing class as a springboard for future recruiting success. A player like Ryan Williams who's extremely talented will be a massive tool in recruiting the 2025 class with many of the top talents in the class having experience with Williams through showcases and camps. This signing class will be the first group of players not coached by Nick Saban and their success could make or break Kalen DeBoer in his time at Alabama.