Jackson Flips to Alabama

20 days after committing to UCLA despite some major SEC offers, Dominick Jackson had a change of heart. The four-star Junior College standout switched his commitment from UCLA to Alabama...

Alabama made a big impression on Dominick Jackson once the program offered him a scholarship in May, but it wasn't enough to secure his initial commitment as he pulled the trigger to UCLA on June 5.

But as the clock struck midnight on the east coast 20 days later, the four-star prospect out of College of San Mateo (Calif.) reconsidered and changed his commitment.

"Alabama came across the country to recruit me and they don't do that a lot," Jackson told Scout after committing to the Bruins. "That's how much they wanted me." The steadiness of Nick Saban's staff paid off on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning as the 6-foot-7, 315-pounder flipped his commitment to the back-to-back defending champs.

One of the top 10 JUCO prospects in America, Jackson plans on graduating in December and has three years to play two at the next level.


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