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Elite 2017 offensive tackle graduates high school, ready to play at Alabama

Alabama 2017 offensive tackle signee Jedrick Wills: Photo courtesy of Jedrick Wills' Twitter account

Jedrick Wills is now officially ready for college football.

The elite 2017 offensive tackle prospect from Lexington, Ky., marched with his diploma on Wednesday from Lafayette High School. Wills is the third Kentucky native to choose Alabama over the Wildcats, joining former Tide running back Shaun Alexander and current player Damien Harris.

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At 6-foot-5 and 318 pounds, Willis possesses the knowledge, footwork and hand techniques to be an exceptional offensive tackle at the collegiate level. He garnered a four-star rating from both 247Sports and ESPN, while landing at No. 33 on the ESPN 300 recruiting database upon signing with Alabama.

Wills may more than likely redshirt seeing how the Tide have Jonah Williams, Matt Womack and the 2017 signees – Elliot Baker and Alex Leatherwood – at tackle, however, you never know what could happen in fall camp for Alabama. High school is over for Wills, and now his main focus is getting to Tuscaloosa to work with the best head coach in the modern-day era.

Stephen M. Smith is a managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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