To be sure, Dare Rosenthal of Ferriday (La.) High School is not the typical ninth grader. He’s a 6-8, 288-pound lineman who plays both ways in high school but it likely headed for an offensive tackle spot in college.
Rosenthal has three more years of high school football before beginning his college career.
He is the first Alabama commitment in the Class of 2018.
Interestingly, the commitment by Rosenthal followed shortly after Alabama received a commitment from defensive back Joshua Perry, an upcoming senior defensive back from Amite, La.