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Class of 2019 safety Brendan Gant committed to Alabama in December.

Alabama’s chances with elite prospect who has top 3 of Tide, Ohio State and Mississippi State

Alabama finished seventh in the recruiting rankings in the 2018 class, but expect the Crimson Tide to be back on top come 2019. SEC Country’s Chris Kirschner will answer the Recruiting Question of the Day each weekday. You can ask him your questions on Twitter or on Facebook. Find our previous questions and answers here.

Ani Izuchukwu, a 4-star weakside defensive end from Davidson Academy (Nashville, Tenn.), looked to be an Alabama lean for several months as he’s visited Tuscaloosa numerous times since moving to America from Nigeria a few years ago. However, do not expect him to commit to the Tide when he announces his decision, which could happen as early as Wednesday night.

Izuchukwu doesn’t have a committable offer right now. If he wants to commit to Alabama at a later date, he’ll have to perform well at the Tide’s summer camp in June.

The nation’s No. 14 weakside defensive end is being recruited as a Jack linebacker by the Tide, and Alabama is in a good spot with numerous targets at the position such as 5-star prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux and 4-star prospects Kevin Harris, Lloyd Summerall and Derrick McLendon. Alabama also has a commitment from 4-star outside linebacker King Mwikuta.

Alabama is in excellent shape with a majority of its top linebacker targets in this class. To name a few that the Tide are strongly in the mix for: 5-star inside linebacker Nakobe Dean, 4-star junior college inside linebacker Lakia Henry, 4-star inside linebackers Christian Harris, Mohamoud Diabate (can play Jack), Kalen DeLoach, Shane Lee, Vonta Bentley and Steele Chambers.

Look for Izuchukwu to commit to Mississippi State when he makes his decision.

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