Alabama, unsurprisingly, added a commitment from 3-star tight end Major Tennison late Sunday night after his official visit to Tuscaloosa. He was on commitment watch since July, and after visiting Alabama once again, Tennison decided to end his recruitment.
The Tide have another commitment at tight end in the Class of 2017 in 3-star prospect Kedrick James, who, like Tennison, is from Texas. The two prospects are actually good friends, and James was excited to see Tennison join him in the Class of 2017.
“I’m glad he committed,” James told SEC Country. “We will have good competition for that tight end spot and we are great friends. We’re friends, and now we will be teammates. I’m definitely looking forward to it.”
Before James committed to Alabama in July, he was notified that the Tide likely were going to add two recruits at tight end, so this news did not come as a surprise to him.
James told SEC Country that he’ll take his official visit to Tuscaloosa in January. He has no plans on visiting other schools, despite several teams still trying to flip him. Here’s what he said on that issue back in September.
“I’m fully committed. I’m not taking any visits. The only visit I’m going (on) is to Alabama,” James said. “When I verbally committed to Baylor, I wasn’t planning on de-committing. But seeing how the players were getting put on the news for the wrong things and getting in trouble, it made me reconsider (my commitment). I did not want to surround myself around that atmosphere for four years and have it take a toll on you.
“When I went down to Alabama, I saw all of the players have very good character. Everybody buys into the program.”
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