Just a few days after landing 2017 wide receiver, the Alabama Crimson Tide are at it again as they picked up a pair of in-state commits on Sunday from two top-tier players.
Defensive end Kendall Randolph and cornerback Kyriq McDonald became the latest to pledge to Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide as they join an already loaded recruiting class that is the top in the SEC and near the very top of the nation to this point.
Randolph and McDonald both announced their commitments to the Tide to AL.com earlier on Sunday afternoon. The two would also share the news via their personal Twitter accounts.
Just want to thank all the schools that have given me the opportunity to play at the next level. With that said ... https://t.co/f2KN9bAaqs— Kendall Randolph♨️ (@KendallRandolp1) July 31, 2016
Randolph finds himself as a four-star recruit via 247Sports’ recruiting services and is the ninth-best player in the state amongst the company of fellow Crimson Tide commits Brian Robinson and Chadarius Townsend, who are ranked No. 6 and No. 8 in the state. Randolph is a native of Madison and attends Bob Jones High School.
McDonald meanwhile is a three-star recruit and within the Top 60 at his position and the Top 30 in the state. Like Randolph, McDonald is a native of Madison but attends James Clemens High School.
The additions of McDonald and Randolph obviously keep Alabama at the top of the SEC 2017 rankings and help to continue to chip away at the gap between them and the Ohio State Buckeyes whom are currently sitting at the top of the rankings. Alabama now has 13 four-star recruits and four three-star recruits to go with their two five-star recruits in the form of running back Najee Harris and offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood.
Suffice it to say it’s been a busy couple of days for Alabama in the recruiting world with the Crimson Tide landing Randolph, McDonald, Jeudy, and last week getting JUCO cornerback Jhavonte Dean and offensive lineman Hunter Brannon. The rich continue to get richer, so you should expect Alabama to continue to trudge along as 2017 figures to be a banner year in Tuscaloosa if the talent can translate to the field.