Alabama’s coaching staff is still making a push to add athletic tight ends to their roster as they offered 2022 tight end, Elijah Brown Monday.
— Elijah Brown (@eb_knows) July 13, 2020
14 schools have offered the Ohio product heading into his junior season. The in-state program, Akron was the first school to offer Brown when they extended an offer to him in June of 2019. Brown said he feels the Crimson Tide’s winning tradition really stands out to him when he discussed Alabama’s offer.
“I was super excited when I found out,” Brown said. “I love how consistent they are at winning. They are always in the top five or the top three or close to winning a championship. They are always in the playoffs, I like that a lot.”
Alabama is the first SEC program to offer Brown.
The Tide’s tight end coach, Jeff Banks, has attempted to put his best foot forward in the Tide’s push to add more athletic tight ends. After landing 4-Star tight end, Caden Clark in the 2020 recruiting cycle, Alabama is without a tight end commit in the 2021 recruiting class. Throughout Alabama’s recruiting of tight ends as of late, they have shown interest in hybrid players at the position and Brown fits that mold.
The rising junior currently comes in at 6-5 and 230 pounds. As a sophomore, Huber Heights constantly targeted Brown in the short passing game as he was able to show off his sure hands. He also spent some time lined up out wide as a wide receiver and showed his willingness to catch the ball in traffic.
The Tide’s coaching staff told Brown they liked a couple of parts of his game.
“They said they like my athleticism a lot and my hands,” Brown added. “I also said they like, that I am not afraid to get my face dirty when I am blocking.”
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Alabama’s 2021 recruiting class has two verbal commitments at the moment. They will look to ‘continue to build a relationship’ with Brown and hopefully get him on campus for a visit at some point in the future.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith