Hailing from just south of Birmingham in Calera, Alabama, 2022 wide receiver Kobe Prentice has committed to play for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide.
He initially committed to Maryland when he was given an offer from Mike Locksley, but then went and performed extremely well at Alabama’s summer camp, earning an offer from the Tide only one day later. He decommitted from Maryland after receiving the offer from his dream school, and has now committed to play for Alabama.
Prentice is a bit small (5’11”, 170), but Alabama’s gotten a whole lot of production the last few years with receivers doubted for their size. Oh, and he’s clocked a 4.38 forty yard dash. That’s serious speed.
247sports.com has been on the Prentice train for a little while now, with the Bama reporters expecting his commitment for a few weeks. Their internal rankings have him as a 4-star player and the 48th overall wide receiver, and rising. Rivals and ESPN aren’t quite as high on him, and so his Composite ranking is the #558 overall player— solidly in the 3-star range.
Of course, he’s due a Bama Bump (TM) soon.
He joins jumbo athlete Amari Niblack as the next pass-catcher in the 2022 class, and the two are pretty much polar opposites in terms of playstyle.
With Prentice’s commitment, Alabama has 13 total commits and is up to 3rd in the national rankings.