Jahleel Billingsley has officially announced his verbal commitment to Alabama, becoming the Tide’s second commit of the day.
Billingsley is a 4-Star recruit and is the No.11 tight end in the nation.
Alabama became the favorite for Billingsley after his official visit, which lasted from June 15 to the 17. The Tide has plans to add at least two tight ends in this class, so landing Billingsley is just the first step of their master plan.
The Tide are adding a guy with great size at 6-feet-4-inches and 218 pounds, who can make moves in open space. He has great knowledge of the game and knows how to bail out his quarterback when he gets in a bad predicament. Billingsley also has blocking experience as he can stalk block with the best of wide receivers as well as help create running lanes for running backs. This kid is very much a receiving tight end. He has potential to turn into a threat in the passing game.
Billingsley’s commitment fills a need for the Tide’s 2019 recruiting class, which is currently ranked No.1 in the nation. The Tide continue to strengthen their grip on that No.1 spot. It is going to take some serious effort for someone to knock them off the top of the mountain.
Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith