Nick Saban has landed another pair of major prospects and helped stack the Alabama recruiting cupboard once again.
Yes, this story could have been written at nearly any point in the past five years, but it’s being delivered now, in late December 2015 because of top OT Jonah Williams and dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts. The pair of highly-rated prospects — Williams is a 5-star while Hurts is a 4-star — both signed financial aid agreements with the Crimson Tide on Thursday and are expected to enroll in January.
Williams is days removed from the conclusion of Folsom High’s season in California. He is considered one of the top-5 overall offensive tackle prospects in the Class of 2016. While there were few major doubts about Williams’ eventual arrival in Tuscaloosa, there has been significant scuttlebutt about Hurts of late. In the aftermath of the departure of both Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray from Texas A&M, Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin made a concerted run at Hurts, a Texas native who lit up Lone Star defenses for Channelview High.
Despite an in-house visit from Sumlin on Dec. 12, Hurts decided to stick with the Crimson Tide in yet another blow to the Aggies’ future quarterback prospects.