Alabama secured its fifth recruiting commitment on Saturday, when Blake Sims of Gainesville, Ga., committed to the Tide.
Sims, a 6-foot, 180-pound quarterback and safety, picked UA over offers from Arkansas, Florida State, and Georgia. He is not yet rated by Scout.com or Rivals.com.
"Blake feels like he has a chance to come in and play quarterback right away at Alabama," Gainesville High offensive coordinator Todd Wofford told BamaOnline. "Blake said if he doesn't play quarterback, he wouldn't mind playing defensive back because of Coach Saban's reputation."
According to the AJC Recruiting Blog, "dual-threat" QB Blake Sims has receiver an offer from Alabama: "My family is trying to work out plans where we can go to Alabama on Saturday to meet with [Nick Saban] in person," Sims said. "It feels great that they wants me. Alabama is a great school, it’s close to home, and they almost made it to the national championship game last year." Michigan, West Virginia, and UGA are reportedly his top three at the moment.