Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Boyd Anderson athlete Eddie Jackson has committed to Alabama, announcing his pledge via Twitter on Wednesday morning giving the Crimson Tide their 22nd commitment in the class of 2013.
Jackson committed to Alabama via Twitter on Wednesday morning.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder hosted Nick Saban on an in-home visit last Wednesday and opted to make his commitment to the Tide shortly after returning from his official visit to LSU.
"4 star ATH and 5 star young man Eddie Jackson III will be attending the and playing football for Alabama!" said Boyd Anderson football program's account at 7 AM central.
"I Will Be Attending The University Of Alabama ROLL TIDEEEE!!!!!!" followed Jackson.
Jackson was recruited to Alabama by Tide offensive line coach and south Florida recruiter, Jeff Stoutland. He selected Alabama over LSU, his other finalist. Jackson also visited Florida State on January 11 in addition to the trips to Alabama and LSU.
The four-star prospect named Alabama his leader to BamaOnline shortly after completing his official visit to the Capstone on January 20. He’s cited Alabama’s winning tradition and Nick Saban’s pedigree as reasons for his affinity of the Crimson Tide.
“It’s the type of coach he is and what Alabama stands for- tradition, family, championships. Look at (Saban’s) track record with the first rounders. You can’t beat that. That’s what sets him apart from the different coaches. I’d love to be on his team and have my three to four years in his hands,” Jackson previously told 247Sports.
Alabama is recruiting the newly-minted Top247 as a cornerback and he quickly rose up the Tide’s board. While his official visit was his first time on campus in Tuscaloosa, Jackson also visited one of Alabama’s national championship practices in Miami at Barry University earlier in the month.
Jackson becomes Alabama’s second commitment from the state of Florida along with early enrollee, Derrick Henry. He is the Tide’s 15th pledge in 247Sports’ Top247.
As a senior at Boyd Anderson, Jackson caught 37 passes for 752 yards and 12 touchdowns while recording 5 interceptions on defense.
Jackson is ranked as the no. 157 overall prospect in the nation and the no. 5 athlete in the 2013 cycle. He ranks as the no. 350 overall prospect in the industry-generated 247Composite. Jackson is the brother of former blue-chip recruit and Michigan commit Demar Dorsey.
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