A week ago, 5-star Alabama wide receiver commit Jerry Jeudy said he was shutting down his recruitment. On Monday, he took it one step further.
Jeudy, the nation’s No. 4 wide receiver from Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High School, signed his financial aid agreement during a school ceremony. Those documents are non-binding. They protect the recruit by ensuring the school holds a scholarship for him, but the prospect is still free to choose any school. The benefit for the program is that it allows for unlimited contact between the football staff and the recruit, even once the dead period began this past Monday. Recruits can sign as many financial aid agreements as they want.
The Under Armour All-American committed to Alabama over Florida and Miami in late July. Even after his commitment, Jeudy was open about potentially taking visits elsewhere. He did that — secretly, although his plan failed — when he took an official visit to Miami on Dec. 9.
After the visit, Jeudy came out and reaffirmed his commitment to Alabama.
One of the biggest reasons why he committed to Alabama in the first place was to play alongside his good friend Calvin Ridley. Before transferring to Deerfield Beach, Jeudy and Ridley were teammates at Monarch High School in South Florida.
“I’ll have one more year with Calvin, and he’ll teach me the ropes,” Jeudy said at the time of his commitment. “He’ll show me how he got stuff done. He’ll show me the way.”
Jeudy will join Ridley in Tuscaloosa this January.
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