Friedman, who is one of the top kicking prospects in the Southeast, turned down scholarship offers, including one from West Virginia, in favor of walking on for the Tide.
"I called the West Virginia coaches today after my visit and told them that I was going to Alabama," Friedman said. "I told Coach Ungerer yesterday that I wanted to go to Alabama and Coach Shula talked me about it today."
Although he will begin as a walk-on, Friedman will have a chance to earn a scholarship since Alabama loses two-year placekicker Brian Bostick. The Tide's placekicker and punter in 2004 both began their careers as walk-ons.