Alabama has its third five-star recruit within the 2023 class, and the college yr hasn’t even begun. On Wednesday, star security Caleb Downs introduced his dedication to the Crimson Tide.
Downs, ranked No. 12 within the class, is the top-ranked participant dedicated to Alabama. He joins cornerback Jahlil Hurley and security Tony Mitchell because the three five-star gamers, per the 247Sports activities Composite Rankings.
The 6-foot, 180-pound Downs selected Alabama over Ohio State, Georgia, Notre Dame and North Carolina, in response to ESPN.
As a junior at Mill Creek (Hoschton, Ga.), Downs recorded 77 tackles and 5 interceptions.
He instructed Rivals that cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson had been recruiting Downs for the reason that athlete’s freshman yr. Robinson remained persistent regardless of altering faculties — he was a defensive coordinator at South Carolina via the 2020 season, defensive backs coach at Miami within the 2021 season and is now at Alabama — which performed a task in Downs committing to Alabama.
The Crimson Tide have dominated recruiting to date, notably within the secondary. Three of the highest 4 defensive backs within the class have chosen Alabama, offering a doubtlessly ridiculous protection for years to return. The recruiting now consists of three five-star gamers, 9 four-stars — two of whom are the highest ranked JuCo gamers — a pair of three-stars and an unranked kicker. Altogether, that quantities to the fifth-best class on the 247Composite rankings, as of July 27.