Top kicker recruit Brandon Ruiz commits to Alabama

Top kicker recruit Brandon Ruiz commits to Alabama

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Top kicker recruit Brandon Ruiz commits to Alabama

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Williams Field High School kicker Brandon Ruiz works out during spring football practice in Gilbert on May 19, 2016.

Williams Field High School kicker Brandon Ruiz works out during spring football practice in Gilbert (Photo: AZCentral)

Gilbert (Ariz.) Williams Field kicker Brandon Ruiz attended Alabama’s camp last Saturday.

He got a call Thursday, after Alabama coaches reviewed the film and was offered a full football scholarship.

On Friday, Ruiz, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, made his dream come true, committing to the national champion Crimson Tide.

“Alabama is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Ruiz, who will be a senior next season. “It has been my dream since I started kicking. I feel it is the best place for me.”

VIDEO: Brandon Ruiz hits 72-yard field goal 

VIDEO: Brandon Ruiz nails 76-yard field goal in practice

During the Alabama camp, he said his kickoffs went 75-plus yards with 4-second hang times. He showed good accuracy on field goals from 40 to 50 yards.

Ruiz is ranked No. 1 in the country for the 2017 class of kickers by Chris Sailer Kicking.

This spring, Ruiz posted YouTube videos of himself making field goals in practice beyond 70 yards.

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