Xavier McKinney is the newest Alabama Crimson Tide commit.
McKinney, a 4-star safety from Roswell High School (Ga.), committed to Alabama on Wednesday, which was confirmed by the AJC’s SECCountry.com
The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder is rated by the 247sports composite as the No. 13 safety in the nation for the 2017 class.
“He is as instinctive and as natural a ballplayer as I have ever seen,” Roswell coach John Ford told the AJC’s DawgNation.com a couple of weeks ago. “When I was at Harrison (High School), I was there when (future Auburn great) Darvin Adams was there on both sides of the ball. Darvin could kind of do it all. I hope Darvin doesn’t read this, but I think Xavier is already far better than he ever was on both sides of the ball.”
McKinney is commit No. 7 in the class of 2017 for the Crimson Tide.