Another day, another big win for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Nick Saban and Co. just made a major statement in the race for 2021 college football recruiting supremacy, gaining the commitment of the very first 5-star prospect to join their upcoming class.
Offensive tackle JC Latham of Wisconsin by way of Bradenton, Florida's IMG Academy has chosen the Tide over competing juggernauts like Ohio State and LSU.
247Sports ranks Latham as the No. 1 offensive tackle and No. 1 player in Florida for the 2021 class, and the nation's No. 3 prospect overall. Listed at 6-foot-6 and 305 pounds, this is a kid that will walk onto campus in Tuscaloosa looking like a full-grown man.
And seeing him lining up in Bama colors is going to drive everyone from Auburn to Knoxville absolutely crazy in the coming years.
After falling short of the College Football Playoff last season and saying goodbye to program stars like Tua Tagovailoa, Jerry Jeudy, and Henry Ruggs, Latham has a chance to be a part of something new and exciting at Alabama. This offseason may feel dreary for a lot of reasons, but Tide fans have a very real reason to celebrate heading into the weekend.