The college football recruiting world has brought up the notion of the Alabama Crimson Tide signing perhaps the top offensive line class of all time in the 2017 cycle and the newest name to the equation is officially on board.
Jedrick Wills, Kentucky's top prospect and a Scout100 offensive tackle from Lexington (Ky.) Lafayette, had long teased the potential for a commitment before pulling the trigger Tuesday via Bleacher Report video (below).
"I feel like recruits know where they need to be," he told BamaMag shortly after the decision went public. "And they just get that feeling that a certain place is where they belong. Alabama felt like that..."
Wills has admitted the Crimson Tide coaching staff has stayed in consistent contact and mentioned 'a good feel' for the program following his 2016 season debut.
"I talk to those guys daily, I keep a great relationship with them," he said of Alabama at the time, before reflecting on his time at Nick Saban Football Camp. "They've stressed that I can be a set target for their 2017 class. When I was down there, I got to work with coach [Mario Cristobal] a little bit, we even watched my film.
"Getting back down there and visiting gave me a good feel for things."
Wills joins five-star Alex Leatherwood, four-stars Elliot Baker and Kendall Randolph as well as in-state talent Hunter Brannon among class of 2017 offensive linemen verbally pledged to the program. The latest pledge pushed UA over Ohio State in the current team rankings.
Alabama may not be done at the position, either, as it continues to push for several trench talents like five-star Trey Smith and fellow top 100 prospect Isaiah Wilson. Smith took his UA official visit over the weekend while Wilson will do so for the Iron Bowl later this month.
VIDEO: Watch Wills work at The Opening Finals