Damon Payne announced his commitment to Alabama football Sunday.
Payne is a product of Belleville High School in Belleville, Michigan. The Michigan product chose Alabama over Kentucky, Michigan State and others. Payne’s pledge gives the Tide’s 16 commits in the 2021 recruiting class.
The 5-Star prospect joins the Tide’s other defensive tackle commit and 3-Star prospect, Anquin Barnes, to give Alabama two defensive tackle commits in the 2021 class.
Alabama last hosted Payne in September, which means the Tide has landed yet another 2021 prospect, who they have not hosted recently.
At 6-4 and approximately 290 pounds, Payne is an athletic defensive lineman, who rushes with a purpose. An explosive jump off the line aids his ability to be disruptive in the trenches. His playing style more than makes the case for him to be the No 1 defensive tackle in the country.
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Payne will participate in the 2021 Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Florida. He joins other Tide commits: Kadarius Calloway, Agiye Hall, Jacorey Brooks, Christian Leary, JC Latham, James Brockermeyer and Tommy Brockermeyer, who will also play in the game.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith