Tuscaloosa native, Wilkin Formby pulled in an offer from Alabama football during a visit to UA Saturday.
Formby currently attends Northridge High School, and he holds 22 college offers. The Crimson Tide were the 21st program to offer Formby, and Vanderbilt pushed his offer total to 22 Sunday. The junior said he feels Alabama’s offer is a special one.
“It is definitely special because it is from my hometown, and I grew up being a fan of Alabama,” Formby told Touchdown Alabama. “They are a top program. But I really am super excited and thankful for every single offer that I have received. Each program has so many positives and opportunities. I am just so thankful to be in a position to receive all of these opportunities.”
Formby has watched Alabama football have continued success under Nick Saban from a front-row seat, and the 2023 recruit is excited about having an opportunity to play under Saban in the future.
“It means a lot, considering his experience and his success rate,” Formby said. “He is constantly developing guys like me into great men and great players.”
The new Alabama target is listed at 6-foot-8 and 300 pounds on Northridge’s roster. The Crimson Tide’s coaching staff offered him after mentioning they were impressed with the improvements he made and the work ethic he displayed during the 2021 football season. The Jaguars used Formby primarily at right tackle during his junior season, and he showcased his impressive mobility.
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Formby garners a three-star rating from multiple recruiting sites, but that could change in the near future.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith