Alabama has picked up its first commitment of the 2020 recruiting class.
Cornerback prospect Javier Morton out of Stephenson High in Stone Mountain, Ga., committed to play for the Crimson Tide on Friday according to Stephenson coach Corey Johnson.
SEC Country’s Chris Kirschner has confirmed, through a source close to the Alabama program, that the Crimson Tide will accept the commitment.
Was told a few minutes ago that 2020 CB Javier Morton committed to Alabama, according to his coach. Working to confirm
— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) December 2, 2017
“Javier is kind of like a freak of nature. At the age he’s at right now, he’s about 6-1, 6-2, playing cornerback,” Morton’s high school coach, Corey Johnson, told 247Sports’ Hank South. “Everybody’s going towards the trend of bigger receivers. He matches up with that person. I think Javier fits in line with exactly what schools are looking for.”
Morton chose the Crimson Tide over offers from Tennessee, Florida, Oregon and Cal, among others. He does not yet have a 247Sports star rating.
UPDATE: Morton confirmed the decision via a note posted to Twitter on Saturday.
C O M M I T T E D
ATL ✈ TUS
Big Daddy x TreTre✌❤ pic.twitter.com/IjaVCkNQtX
— Javier Morton (@Hunchezzz) December 2, 2017