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Alabama true freshman, JoJo Earle is already honing his skills as the next elite route runner

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Alabama graduated Jaylen Waddle to the NFL Draft, but it signed his clone in this year’s freshmen class.

JoJo Earle, a four-star wide receiver from Aledo, Texas, flipped to the Crimson Tide from Louisiana State University during the early signing period. The 5-foot-9, 170-pounder emerged late in the recruiting cycle; however, Alabama fans fell in love with his high school tape upon seeing it. He is smaller than Waddle; nevertheless, he brings the same speed, elusiveness, and marquee playmaking abilities to the table. At Aledo High School, Earle totaled 149 receptions for 2,691 yards and 31 touchdowns combined in his sophomore and junior seasons. He also played at running back, where he collected 695 yards rushing with 14 touchdowns.

In football, Earle led Aledo to a 31-1 record in 2018 and 2019. The school captured a Texas 5A Division II state championship in both years. He doubled as a track and field athlete too. Earle had success in the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and relays.

Margin Hooks, a running back/wide receiver trainer, posted a video to Twitter of Earle crafting his routes.

He will arrive at the University of Alabama in the summer, but he’s already perfecting his footwork.

Hooks was a standout at Brigham Young University (BYU), and he played in the National Football League.

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Earle has the potential to give the Tide huge production. Fans are really excited to see what he will be able to do.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith

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