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California 4-star Offensive Tackle Is The Crimson Tide's Fifth Commit For 2016

Finally, some good news for the Tide.

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

After a swing through SEC country this past week, Folsom (Calif.) offensive tackle Jonah Williams has given his verbal pledge to sign with the Crimson Tide and enroll in January 2016. After unofficial trips to Texas A&M, Georgia, and Alabama, Williams knew that Bama was the place for him.

Originally from the Atlanta area, he moved to California before his ninth grade year. But the SEC runs through his family's veins as his father and many other family members are graduates of the University of Georgia, while his mother graduated from Auburn. According to 247Sports, Williams told the UGA affiliate last month that he grew up a Bulldogs fan.

He is rated in the top ten of offensive tackles and hovers around the top 100 overall players in the nation.

At 6-5/280, he has good size to go with toughness and athleticism. His high school runs a "pass happy" offense and he excels at pass blocking. But he really shines when it comes to the run game. A smart player, he is known for his excellent footwork and quickness and can get to the second level with ease. He is a linebacker's worse nightmare in a ground attack. Williams has the talent to play any spot across the line. He may need to put on a few pounds when he gets to the Capstone.

Auburn was believed to be the early favorite for his commitment. He chose Alabama over the Tigers, Georgia, Texas A&M, Southern Cal, UCLA and many other schools from coast to coast.


Mario Cristobal was the primary recruiter with Tosh Lupoi as the secondary.