TUSCALOOSA — Alabama picked up another highly-rated prospect on Tuesday as four-star offensive tackle Scott Lashley picked the Crimson Tide in a video released by his school.
Lashley, from West Point (Miss.), choose Alabama over Mississippi State and LSU. At one point, Lashley was committed to the Bulldogs.
Lashley was scheduled to make a public announcement, but inclement weather changed those plans.
A 6-foot-5, 300-pound tackle prospect, Lashley is Alabama’s 18th commitment.
According to 247Sports Composite rankings, Lashley is rated No. 18 offensive tackle.
Lashley has the prototypical size for an offensive tackle. With Dominick Jackson moving on, Lashley could push for the starting job at right tackle.
Starting left tackle Cam Robinson is expected to go pro after next season which would open his spot for the 2017 season.
Including Lashley, Alabama has three offensive tackle prospects in its class. Jonah Williams is a five-star tackle prospect from California. Charles Baldwin is a four-star junior college prospect out of Brooklyn, N.Y. Both Williams and Baldwin enrolled in January.
Alabama picked up four-star cornerback Nigel Knott on Monday. National Signing Day is scheduled for Wednesday.
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