Alabama football lands commitment from top in-state prospect


James Ogletree

Alabama football has a new name atop its list of 2020 commits after Jayson Jones, the top-ranked junior in the state, committed to the Crimson Tide on July 2.

Jones, a 6-foot-5, 322-pound defensive tackle, attends Calera High School, located an hour east of Tuscaloosa. He announced his commitment in a two-minute video on Twitter where he initially dons a University of Georgia hat and says “go Dawgs,” but then switches to Alabama gear with a little help from comedian and noted Alabama fan Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson.

See the video here.

Despite the announcement, Jones said he still intends to use his allotted official visits and give other schools a chance to overtake the Crimson Tide over the next year, according to 247Sports.

With Jones’ commitment, Alabama now has five underclassman committed in the 2020 class.