Alabama adds DE Byron Young to top-ranked class

Alabama adds DE Byron Young to top-ranked class

July 5th, 2018 by David Paschall in Sports - College

Alabama received a commitment Wednesday from four-star defensive end Byron Young out of Laurel, Mississippi.

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Alabama added to its top-ranked class of football commitments for the 2019 signing cycle early Wednesday morning, receiving a nonbinding pledge from four-star defensive end Byron Young.

The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder from West Jones High School in Laurel, Mississippi, picked the Crimson Tide over scholarship offers from Georgia, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Young is Alabama's 18th commitment, its 16th four-star commitment and its 12th from a top-150 national prospect.

"That's how you start off this incredible holiday!" Alabama first-year linebackers coach Pete Golding posted on Twitter moments after Young committed via the same social media outlet. "Some fireworks from the trenches!"

Young is rated by 247Sports.com as the nation's No. 9 strongside defensive end and the No. 121 prospect overall.

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