Alabama up to 20 commitments for 2019

Alabama up to 20 commitments for 2019

July 8th, 2018 by David Paschall in Sports - College

Four-star receiver John Metchie is a recent football commitment to Alabama's 2019 class, which has 18 of the top-300 prospects, according to 247Sports.com.

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Alabama football coach Nick Saban has 20 players committed to the Crimson Tide for the 2019 signing class.

Alabama football coach Nick Saban has 20 players...

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Alabama's football program already has 20 commitments for its 2019 signing class.

One more, and the Crimson Tide will match their contingent from the 2018 recruiting cycle.

The latest to offer nonbinding pledges to Alabama are Jahleel Billingsley, a tight end out of Chicago, and John Metchie, a receiver from Hightstown, New Jersey. The Crimson Tide have the No. 1 crop of commitments, according to 247Sports.com, which lists them with one five-star prospect and 18 four-star recruits.

Billingsley and Metchie are four-star prospects, and they are among Alabama's 18 commitments who are top-300 national players, according to 247Sports.

The 6-foot-4, 216-pound Billingsley is the No. 11 tight end nationally and the No. 294 prospect overall. The 6-foot, 195-pound Metchie is the nation's No. 41 receiver and No. 276 overall recruit.

Decision day set

Alabama and Georgia are finalists, along with Texas and West Virginia, for former University of California receiver Demetris Robertson, who announced in June he was leaving the Golden Bears. The 6-foot, 190-pound Robertson was the No. 1 receiver in the 2016 signing class out of Savannah, Georgia, and he caught 57 passes for 837 yards and seven touchdowns during his two seasons at Cal despite missing all but two games last year due to injury.

Robertson will announce his new destination Saturday.

Contact David Paschall at dpaschall@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6524.


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