Alabama Football lands elite tight end recruit to bolster second ranked class

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The Alabama Football team has easily become one of the biggest winners on the recruiting trail as Kalen DeBoer has taken a class with just two recruits and is turning it into one of the nation's top recruiting classes. The Crimson Tide have added to that recruiting class today, landing four-star tight end Kaleb Edwards.

Edwards is the fifth-ranked tight end in the class and the 122nd-ranked player overall according to On3. Landing Edwards doesn't help Alabama Football in overtaking Ohio State for the Nation's top recruiting class but it draws the Tide even closer to the top spot.

The Tide have elite quarterback Keelon Russell committed to the class and they're now building up the weapons available to him in this recruiting class adding Edwards to four-stars Lotzeir Brooks and Anthony Rogers. The Tide are still in a great spot to land tight end Nick Townsend while four-star running back Akylin Dear and five star wide receivers Caleb Cunningham and Kaliq Lockett will be top recruiting targets going forward.

The West Coast connections of Kalen DeBoer and Courtney Morgan continue to prove pivotal on the recruiting trail as the Tide now holds commitments from four of the top ten players in California out recruiting the in-state schools.

The Race for the Nation's Top Recruiting Trail

The sentiment around Kalen DeBoer has gone from he won't be able to recruit at a high enough level to he may land the Nation's top class in year one. If the Tide are going to overtake Ohio State they'll need to reel in some of these top talents that have shown interest in Alabama like Ty Haywood, Caleb Cunningham, and Akylin Dear. This next month leading up to the start of High School seasons will be massive for landing commitments and Kalen DeBoer and his staff will certainly take advantage of it.

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