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Alabama football recruiting: 2021 defensive tackle Damon Payne commits

The Tide netted the best D-Tackle in the nation.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 14 Alabama at South Carolina Photo by Dannie Walls/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Alabama Crimson Tide are rolling on the recruiting trail.

After recently securing a pledge from the best offensive tackle in the country, the Crimson Tide gathered one up from the best defensive tackle. Damon Payne of Belleville, Michigan announced his intentions to play for the Tide back on Sunday.

Payne is an elite player in his class, ranking 14th amongst all recruits right now. As we mentioned, he is the top defensive tackle in the nation in 2021. He is rated higher than such fellows as and is also, naturally, the best player from the state of Michigan.

The video below, courtesy of Hudl, will tell you just how good Payne can be already at the level he’s at:

Rather unsurprisingly, Alabama’s recent torrid run on the recruiting trail is causing them to climb the ladder. They now sit #2 in the nation in the 2021 recruiting rankings, trailing only the Ohio State Buckeyes, whose class is looking historically good.