Texas’ loss could be Alabama’s gain.
Major Tennison, a 3-star tight end from Bullard (Texas) High School, announced his de-commitment from Texas on Friday, and he could land in Tuscaloosa next.
He is set to visit Alabama on July 21, and SEC Country’s Chris Kirschner, citing a source close to the Crimson Tide program, reported earlier in the week that “Alabama’s recruitment of Tennison has picked up so much that he’s now believed to be the top tight end target for the Crimson Tide.”
Tennison’s family is expected to accompany him on the trip.
The 6-foot-6, 245-pound prospect holds a reported 12 offers, including Alabama, Arkansas and Florida, among others. He is ranked as the nation’s No. 11 tight end and the state of Texas’ No. 45 overall prospect.
Should he commit, he would become the Crimson Tide’s first tight end pledge of the 2017 class, as Alabama senior tight end O.J. Howard plays out his last year of eligibility in 2016.