Alabama’s new offensive line coach Doug Marrone is attempting to make a splash on the recruiting trail. Marrone extended an offer to five-star defensive back, Keon Sabb Sunday.
Sabb currently attends Williamstown High School in Williamstown, New Jersey. The Tide had been in contact with him before they offered. They hosted him for a virtual tour last week, where he got an opportunity to see their facilities.
The New-Jersey native said he felt grateful to receive an offer from Alabama.
“I am thankful and excited,” Sabb told Touchdown Alabama.
Marrone looks to play a major role in the Crimson Tide’s push for Sabb.
Sabb said he is looking forward to building a relationship with one of Alabama’s newest coaching hires.
“He is a really good guy,” Sabb said. “We had a great conversation, and I am looking forward to building a relationship with him.”
Alabama’s coaching staff told Sabb that they like his ball skills, size and athleticism. He currently possesses a great frame at 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds. He also plays on both sides of the football for Williamstown.
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The Crimson Tide have pulled in a couple of defensive backs from New Jersey under Nick Saban. Former Alabama defensive backs, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Anthony Averett are both New-Jersey natives. Sabb expressed he was impressed with how involved Saban is with the Tide’s defensive backs.
“He is a legend and is just a great coach,” Sabb said. “I like that he is hands-on with their defensive backs.”
It is no secret that Sabb is one of the most sought-after prospects in the 2022 recruiting class, and he currently has a top 15. Alabama will look to build a relationship with him to put themselves in a good position to land his services 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