Thaiu Jones-Bell announced his verbal commitment to Alabama on Monday as he chose the Tide over Tennessee and Penn State.
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Bell is the Tide’s 17th commit in the 2020 recruiting class. His commitment gives Alabama four 2020 wide receiver commits. Three of them are ranked as 4-Star recruits.
This is not the first time Alabama has dipped inside the state of Florida for a highly ranked wide receiver. Jerry Jeudy, Calvin Ridley and Amari Cooper all played their high school football in the state of Florida and went on to have great seasons for the Crimson Tide. With a game similar to Ridley, Bell will look to leave his mark on Alabama football.
The 2020 recruit is one of the shorter wide receivers in this class at 5-11. He does most of his damage in space with the ball in his hands. He has breakaway speed and can catch passes in traffic.
With four wide receivers commit, the Tide have pretty much wrapped up work at the position in the 2020 recruiting class. It will be interesting to see how the Tide handle their other wide receiver targets moving forward.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith