Dameon Pierce, a 2018 blue-chipper out of Bainbridge, GA committed to Alabama over the Holiday weekend.
Pierce isn't quite as large as the last few feature backs the Tide have landed, but what he lacks in sheer stature, he makes up for with good vision in traffic, decent feet for a high school prospect, and very good game-speed acceleration. The 5'11, 205-pounder runs a 4.51 and already has an SEC-made frame to be a productive player.
Perhaps better, Pierce is comfortable running out several different looks -- from read-option shotgun formations to single back pro-sets and pro-spread. This is, of course, meaningful given the evolution of the Alabama offense over the past few seasons, the skills players on hand (and committed,) as well as the almost-certainty that Coach Kiffin will be snatched up in the carousel this offseason when his USC buyout has concluded, necessitating a change in offensive coordinators.
Here's you AL.com story:
Dameon Pierce, one of the top running backs in the class of 2018, gave a verbal commitment to Alabama, a source confirmed to AL.com. Pierce's Twitter profile also indicates he is committed to Alabama. Pierce is a four-star recruit from Bainbridge, Ga., and is ranked as the No. 66 prospect in the 2018 class in the 247Sports composite. Pierce has 17 offers, including Auburn, Florida and Georgia.
And here are the four-star's highlights via Hudl:
Welcome to the Capstone, Dameon. Roll Tide.