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Keilan Robinson is the 17th commit for Alabama and coach Nick Saban in the Class of 2019.

Alabama football: 4-star RB from Washington D.C. commits to Tide

Matt Speakman

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Still rolling

Alabama is on a roll in recruiting and doesn’t plan on slowing any time soon. Alabama coach Nick Saban landed another commitment this week. Four-star running back Keilan Robinson chose Alabama over other major schools such as Penn State and Michigan. Robinson, from St. John’s College High School in Washington D.C., is the No. 18 running back in the country, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He comes from the same high school as linebacker Terrell Lewis.

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Leaving his mark

For a while, Taulia Tagovailoa lived in the shadow of his older brother. He was known as Tua’s little brother. Then, he shot onto the radar of Alabama fans during his junior season with Thompson High School in Alabaster, Ala. Tagovailoa committed to Alabama on A-Day, making many fans’ dreams come true. He’s come a long way, and everyone knows his first name now.

Primed for success

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton played one year for Alabama, but he took the Tide to new heights. Sexton led Alabama to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, picking up the SEC Freshman of the Year honor on the way. His selection in the first round of the NBA draft meant he was the first player since 2008 to be selected from Alabama. Sexton’s selection gave Alabama a lot of attention.

Built by Bama

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Marcell Dareus donated $125,000 toward a new school building in Haiti.

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