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Alabama TE commit Jay Lindsey loves to play smash-mouth football

Jay Lindsey

Jay Lindsey announced his decision to flip his commitment from Mississippi State to Alabama football in August, and he was one of the most significant gets in the 2024 recruiting class for the Tide.

Lindsey does not garner a lofty ranking on any major recruiting sites at the moment, but one look at his film, and you can tell he possesses the physicality Nick Saban looks for at the tight end position. This is why it is no surprise Alabama’s tight end coach Joe Cox and the Crimson Tide’s defensive line coach Freddie Roach pushed hard to get him on board. 

“Over time, even before I had an offer from Alabama, I started getting really close with the coaches that recruited me,” Lindsey told Touchdown Alabama, “Even though I was committed to Mississippi State, they continued to recruit me and for the most part, Alabama was the only school still recruiting me while I was committed. So, I think the relationship and bond that I have with the coaches at Alabama definitely pushed me towards choosing Alabama, but hey who wouldn’t want to play for Alabama? I’ve been a fan my whole life, and it’s been a dream of mine to be able to play in Bryant-Denny.”

Saban constantly talks about how important it is for tight ends to be able to put their hands in the ground and block. Not only does Lindsey get the opportunity to display his physicality as an in-line blocker for Patrician Academy, but the 6-foot-4 235-pounder excels at being physically explosive.

Lindsey is looking forward to playing under Saban. 

“It’s a dream come true,” Lindsey said. “Like I said I’ve grown up my whole life just wishing I could be in the place of some of the greats, and just to be able to be coached by the goat makes it even sweeter.”

Alabama has lined up with multiple tight ends this season in different formations under first-year offensive coordinator Tommy Rees. This is something Linsey is excited about. 

“I’ve noticed that the tight ends are heavily involved because one of their main formations they are running have two tight ends,” said Lindsey “It seems to me that they are trying to bring make that smash-mouth brand of football and I couldn’t love it anymore.”

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Alabama has commitments from two gifted 2024 tight ends in Lindsey and Caleb Odom. 


Justin Smith is the Director of Recruiting for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith

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