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Alabama Flips 4-Star Defensive Tackle From Georgia

Peach State lineman spurns home state school for the Crimson Tide.

Jamil Burroughs
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Alabama picked up their 23rd commitment in 4-star DT Jamil Burroughs. The former UGA commit Tweeted out his pledge on Wednesday.

The Powder Springs, GA native is listed at 6’2” and 323 pounds.

“I think he’s a very dominant defensive lineman,” (Burroughs’ coach Franklin) Stephens told BamaOnLine. “He’s one of those guys that has the flexibility up front to play several different positions, so we kind of move him around. With his size, strength, speed, and agility, he’s hard for a lot of high school offensive linemen to deal with. He’s a 6-2 kid, a little over 300 pounds, he’s done a good job of actually losing some weight so he can be a little bit quicker, and I think that’s helping him on Friday nights on the football field.”

You will like his highlight reel:

In the clip above, he can be seen beating 4-star Texas commit Logan Parr (#71) and 4-star Tennessee commit Cooper Mays (#78).

Wide receivers coach Holmon Wiggins was the primary recruiter along with defensive line coach Brian Baker. Burroughs chose Alabama over the Bulldogs, Clemson, Florida, and LSU.

SIDE NOTE: It is believed that the Tide could take around 27 players for the Class of 2020.