Alabama has landed one of its top recruiting targets for the second time in as many days.
Cameron Latu, a 4-star Jack linebacker target from Olympus High School (Salt Lake City), committed to the Crimson Tide over Nebraska, Southern California, Utah and Washington. Slade Bolden, a 3-star wide receiver from West Monroe (La.) High School, chose Alabama on Thursday.
His mother, Jill Argust, told SEC Country on Thursday night that each time her son left Alabama on one of his three trips he took to Tuscaloosa, he felt more strongly about the school. The main reason for that is his comfort with the players and coaches.
“One thing he has said about Alabama is that it feels like home to him,” Argust said. “He’s really comfortable there. He has such a great rapport with [outside linebackers coach] Tosh [Lupoi].”
Latu told SEC Country in July that his mother wanted him to choose Alabama, which was a big sign that things were trending in the Crimson Tide’s direction. Latu and Argust both said the reason why the Tide were viewed favorably by the both of them had to do with Lupoi.
“Cameron and I have a great relationship with him,” Argust said of Lupoi. “I can talk freely, and I am just very comfortable with him. The one time he went to Alabama without me, I called Tosh and asked if he was OK to go by himself. He said they would take good care of him, and I didn’t worry at all.”
The 6-foot-5, 236-pound prospect becomes the second Jack linebacker in ‘Bama’s 2018 class, joining Jordan Davis as the other. Davis will likely grow into a full-time defensive lineman by the time next season rolls around. Other Jack linebacker targets for Alabama include: KJ Henry, Micah Parsons, Eyabi Anoma and Andres Fox.