Some very nice, lengthy reads on Shawn Jennings' pickup last night:
'Alabama's getting a good one,' says coach of new Crimson Tide commit Shawn Jennings | AL.com
Jennings, who White said can play quarterback, receiver, safety or linebacker for the Tigers, committed to Alabama on Tuesday. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Jennings, a three-star recruit, will likely play safety at Alabama. He'll join his brother Anfernee, a defensive end signee in the 2015 class from Dadeville, at Alabama.
"He's a great kid, and that's the main thing," white said. "He's a pure athlete and he's got the size. He's still growing. Alabama's getting a good one. He's going to end up being a big ole' boy.
And, he is going to be "a big ole' boy" too. Jennings is only 16, so take on two or three more years of eating and muscle, and he could play at outside (once he readjusts to his body.)
Jennings is a versatile player, and has the ability and frame to move around on the field. While Alabama has him slotted for safety, he could see time at different positions. "Right now they see me as an athlete," Jennings said. "They want me to play safety, but nobody really knows how big I will get, so I could eventually play linebacker."
One of the popular trends in recruiting these days is once a prospect commits, they do their best to get uncommitted prospects to follow suit. Will Alabama see Jennings fill that role? "Oh yeah, most definitely,"
Jennings said. "Although I don’t have any guys that come to mind yet." Jennings went on to talk about the main reason he chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn and Memphis. "I just love the coaches at Alabama and what the school provides," Jennings said. "I fit right in with the program. It just feels like home."
Here are his highlights, at a variety of positions.