As part of its 2016 recruiting class, Alabama signed No. 1 inside linebacker Ben Davis and No.2 outside linebacker Lyndell “Mack” Wilson. Now, the Crimson Tide has a commitment from the No. 5 outside linebacker in the Class of 2017.
VanDarius Cowan from Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) announced on Twitter that he was flipping his commitment from Florida State to the Crimson Tide. Cowan was on a visit to Tuscaloosa on Saturday. Cowan committed to Florida State on Dec. 29.
Cowan is ranked as the No. 78 overall recruit and the No. 17 prospect in Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.