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.”
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.