"The real thing is that he's been honest with me the whole time," the 20-point per game scorer said.
"(Mark Gottfried) hasn't told me that if I come this or that will happen. They've been on me the longest time and shown the most interest. It was time for me to be loyal to them like they were to me."
Pickett becomes the third commitment of the 2007 signing class for the Crimson Tide.