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Class of 2017: Major Tennison commits to Alabama

December 06, 2014: Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban during the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.

Class of 2017 three-star tight end Major Tennison has committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide as of Sunday night. His commitment comes just a day after visiting Tuscaloosa to see the No. 1 ranked Crimson Tide stay undefeated with a victory over Texas A&M.

It was in October 2015 that the 6’6″ 230-pounder committed to play for the Texas Longhorns. But back in July, he de-committed from the program, re-opening his recruitment process. He’s from Bullard, Texas, where he plays at Bullard HS, but shirked his numerous in-state suitors such as Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Baylor, and SMU, to join up with the reigning National Champions.

Ranked as the No. 11 tight end in the country for his recruiting class, he joins a freakishly loaded Crimson Tide recruiting class that ranks second in the entire nation behind only Ohio State. They have three of the Top-10 recruits, including the No. 1 overall player according to 247sports in running back Najee Harris. Inevitably, Tennison joins competition at his position, as Kedrick James, the nation’s No. 12 ranked tight end also has committed to Alabama.

The Tide currently boast O.J. Howard at the tight end spot, who is anticipating hearing his name called during the first few rounds of the NFL Draft next April. The team last had a tight end taken in the draft back in 2013 when Michael Williams was selected in the seventh round.

Tennison will join Alabama to start the 2017 season when they open against Florida State. Whether or not they defend their crown as college football’s National Champions this year, his joining of the Tide signifies the school’s power of recruiting all across the country.

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