Alabama football 2023 early enrollee spotlight: Jalen Hale
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Alabama football enrolled a good portion of its 2023 recruiting class in January.
Each of the Crimson Tide’s early enrollees will participate in the Crimson Tide’s full off-season program. Touchdown Alabama will highlight each of Alabama’s newest additions over the next few weeks in an article series.
We continue our series with Texas native, Jalen Hale.
–Position: Wide Receiver
-Hometown: Longview, Texas
-Weight: 185 pounds
–Summary: Hale capped off his high school football career with some impressive numbers at Longview High School during his senior year.
The Alabama freshman finished the 2022 football season with 50 receptions for 1,148 yards and 16 touchdowns, displaying his playmaking ability at the wide receiver position.
Alabama 4-Star WR signee Jalen Hale @JalenHale8 is a long wide receiver who has looked really impressive running routes at the Under Armour All-America practices. pic.twitter.com/oX9KjvJ5Pi
— Touchdown Alabama Recruiting (@TDARecruiting) January 3, 2023
The Texas native is a long prospect with an impressive wingspan at 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds. He shines in contested catches situations with his ability to work back to the football and controlled his body in the air with an impressive vertical. He can make plays after the catch as well with a tough running style and with the ability to make moves in open space as he gets up the football field.
Hale showed improvement as a route runner during his senior season for Longview.
Alabama football returns plenty of talent at wide receiver, but the door is open for new talent to get on the field if they show they are ready to contribute right away.